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Bad Bank, Better Real Estate: an Update on Ireland

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The acronym “NAMA” stands for a lot of things: Non-Agricultural Market Access, National Archaeological Museum – Athens, National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and the Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting, according to Wikipedia’s disambiguation page. Today, I will be talking…

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…

BRB, just regulating some regulations

Unfortunately, life just isn’t fair sometimes, and not getting exactly what you want can really ruin your day. I know I find myself throwing some pretty embarrassing temper tantrums when things don’t fall in my favor. Well, that’s the way…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review For the Week of  February 12th to February 18th – Strategic Hotels Recapitalizes by Restructuring with Blackstone. – Greater Gains in REIT Stocks Attracts Investors – Will the First Yuan Denominated Equity Product be a…

Commercial Real Estate Week In Review

Commercial Real Estate Week In Review for the week of September 18-24 – Is the Fed considering further stimulus in this sluggish economy? – The bond market is emerging as a bright spot for Wall Street. – REIT gains might…