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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:   CrowdMason A couple weeks ago, in one of our Week…

Time & Space

As they say, timing is everything. Homeowners who sold their properties in 2007 showed impeccable timing. Likewise, real estate investors and developers who started working with multifamily properties before multifamily became such a prosperous asset class showed incredible foresight–or luck.…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for December 31-January 6: – Jon Cheigh, portfolio manager of the Cohen and Steers Realty Fund (CSRSX) goes to unusual lengths in researching potential REIT investments, including posing as a shopper or an apartment applicant – A…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

Peter Schiff debates why banks may not want to refinance your property….and why more bank failure is imminent. What are the taxation consequences of mortgage defaults? The debate on Washington over taxes can trigger strong emotions. Insight with Tony Fratto,…

RE-flections on ROE

When I first started my career as an investment sales broker, a mentor taught me an effective method to have property investors reconsider their position in their properties.  While my goal was essentially to coax them into a selling frame…

Fixing the Credit Crisis

The credit crisis is beginning to mirror Congress.  Good ideas and solutions to problems are getting muddled by bureaucracy.  Much like global warming, or any other potential disaster, the government must act before its too late. And really there are…

Local, Location, Location

We’ve all heard the tired cliche about real estate: Location Location Location.  And while it does still hold true, perhaps now more than ever in regards to asset value, there is an interesting trend regarding the financing of those spectacularly…

Developers Deserve the Next Bailout

Earlier this week, there was an article in the Washington Post outlining how GE outsmarted the system, because their failure would pose a “systemic risk” to the market if allowed to fail.”This was crisis management on steroids,” said a person…