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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…

Saving The Shore

It’s Memorial Day. In addition to honoring the memory of America’s fallen troops, this holiday has come to mark the unofficial start of summer. In the Northeast, this is the weekend vacationers start going down to the shore ( “down…

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in the U.S.

Here are the Top 10 Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the United States: (Based on the number of annual visitors, in the millions…)   10. Navy Pier, Chicago 9. Great Smokey Mountain National Park (Tenn/N.C.) 8.  Niagara Falls, NY 7.…