Tag: tourism

How Eco-Tourism Benefits You

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We all heard a little bit about the recent COP21 climate talks that took place in Paris. Joe Romm, founder of the Climate Progress blog, called the climate change agreement a “literally world-changing deal,” but, really, to what extent does the public…

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  The mensch of this week is not a person, company…

A Paradise for REITs

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Aloha Hawaii: tropical scenery, a booming tourism industry, surf-ready waves and profiting REITs. The islands have been attracting real estate investors and REITs looking to ride the waves of its promising local economy, according to UrbanLand. The local economy has been…

Top 10 U.S. Lodging Markets

Today’s Top 10 comes from Integra Realty Resources’ Viewpoint 2013, which includes data from Smith Travel Research. Though hospitality real estate was among the worst-hit CRE sectors during and after the recession, there are signs of substantial recovery in select…

One Trick Pony?

The Ravens won this year’s Superbowl, and the 49ers made a respectable comeback in the second half, but the real winner of last Sunday’s game (other than Beyonce) was the city of New Orleans. The half-hour power outage notwithstanding. Considering…

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: Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants I’m a little embarrassed that…

A Real Estate Mecca

Commercial real estate is complicated. In recent months, I’ve discussed many of the concerns CRE investors must consider–local/global economics, politics, market conditions, culture, law, asset types, and so much else–and still I’ve barely scratched the surface. This industry doesn’t exist…