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Knowing the Market: An ILC Preview

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An article in Denver Business Journal reports that, as of 2010, roughly 57% of American hotels are branded. Of the 43% that are non-branded, many are tiny mom-and-pop hotels with limited revenue, suggesting branded hotels account for far more than…

Top 10 Tallest Buildings…of the Future!

Obsessively tracking and compiling lists of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, I’ve been told, is “such a guy thing.” Either way, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), an organization dedicated to such a guy thing, has lots of…

Optimizing The Office

As I’ve discussed from time to time, culture is a major factor when investing in, developing, or operating commercial properties. The ways in which people congregate, work and live are shaped by their buildings and dwellings. But these properties are…

Are Pension Funds Overpaying Advisors?

Let’s get one thing clear. Pension funds are real estate investors. But they are passive investors. They are not experts, not do they hold themselves out to be. They simply are looking to allocate a portion of their massive coffers…