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Llenrock Local: Reading Viaduct on Track; Massive Development Planned for Delaware Waterfront; New Life for Union Trust Building

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Please enjoy this week’s edition of the Llenrock Local: The Reading Viaduct project is finally on track after years of speculation and endless fundraising attempts.  The project, inspired by New York City’s popular Highline Park, will convert a portion of the decaying Reading Railroad elevated train line into…

Foreign Investment in North America

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Sorry for the uninspiring title. I normally try to come up with something more clever–a pun or pop culture reference that relates to the topic I’m discussing. Today, though, my creative juices aren’t flowing so much as oozing, a fact…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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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: Simon Property Group  First of all, I want to apologize in advance…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for November 9-15: Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments, predicts the REIT sector could double in size in the next 20 years, reports REIT.com. Mr. Zell attributes the sector’s success to the efficient structure of the…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for July 27 – August 2: Freddie Mac‘s issuance of “risk-sharing” RMBS is met with trepidation by banks, insurance companies, and other potential investors in mortgage-backed securities. Freddie Mac’s $500 million offering is for a new type…

A Paradigm Shift for Private Capital?

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Last year, I did a post exploring what constitutes an “accredited investor,” a term denoting someone with the financial wherewithal to invest in sometimes-risky private investments, which aren’t required to maintain the same level of transparency as publicly offered securities.…