Tag: finance

Crowdfunding: Boom or Blip?

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Back in May, I published a completely subjective ranking of the “Top 10 Disruptive Forces in U.S. Commercial Real Estate.” These disruptors included such usual suspects as energy sector vagaries and the growth of the tech sector, but also included…

How Many Fund Managers Does It Take To Screw In a Light Bulb?

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If the folks over at CalPERS–California’s public employees’ retirement system and the largest pension fund in the country–are interested in telling jokes by the water cooler, I imagine one of these jokes is something like the one I’ve used as…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch: Noun. 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: Cuba If I were to make a list of the slowest…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for April 11-17 The Secret Sauce: How Buffalo Wild Wings Turned the Sports Bar into a $1.5 Billion Juggernaut: Bloomberg explores the tremendous growth of the bar/restaurant chain, which has become a substantial driver of retail real…