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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: Lauris Molbert, TMI Hospitality Today we recognize Lauris Molbert, the CEO and Chairman…

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…

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: Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group I guess there are…

Commercial Real Estate Week In Review

Commercial Real Estate Week in review for the week of January 1 to January 7. -Nontraded REIT transparency is improving as more companies report share value of common stock. -Neuberger Berman Real Estate Fund is  looking for REITs to beat the…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

For the Week of February 20-26 – Should Fannie and Freddie be converted to non-profit, US-owned entities? – Simon Property Group and General Growth Properties (two of yesterday’s post’s top earners) head to bankruptcy court in the $10 bil buyout…

Barry Sternlicht is “The Man”

Ever wonder how people become successful?  How people go from nothing to the top of the world?  Or does unabashed success seem like an unattainable pipe dream that happens to “other” people, much like winning the lottery? In this video…

Does size matter to Barry Sternlicht?

Barry Sternlicht, former CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts & Founder of Starwood Capital Group, has been making some “interesting” business decisions lately. Just four years after Starwood’s acquisition of Paris’ acclaimed Hotel de Crillon, as well as the French…