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Lessons from the Private Sector

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Retail mega-REIT Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) owns or has a stake in 264 million square feet of real estate worldwide. By contrast, the General Services Administration–the government agency responsible for federal property and logistics–manages 354 million rentable square feet.…

Thanks, But No Thanks

Thanks in part to Hollywood, developers have a reputation as the “bad guys”–the greedy corporate bulldozers whose plans always run counter to the will of the community and woodland sprites. This certainly isn’t the case in many locales. Here in…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

Mensch: Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person. Schlemiel: Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser. * Mensch of the Week: Robert Rubin Co-chair, Council on Foreign Relations & Former U.S. Treasury…

The Commercial Real Estate Top 12!

There’s no avoiding the year-end list-making, so why fight it? Once again, it’s time to gather the events of the past year and assign an arbitrary number to each one, just like your favorite TV clip show. Without further ado,…

Commercial Real Estate Versus La Revolución!

I used the Spanish spelling of “revolution” because it sounds especially revolutionary. Commercial real estate, like so many other industries, is built on relationships: between professionals, between service and client, and especially between the industry and its community. Last Tuesday,…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for November 3 – 9: – Barack Obama wins reelection, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. – As a result, many in the investment and finance industries who backed Romney fear cumbersome financial regulations and the expiration of…