Monthly Archives: June 2010

Ben Stein- The Glory Days Will Return

Real Estate will return to its glory days, its just  a question of when. So said Economist Ben Stein to nearly 3,000 at The Building Owners and Managers Association 2010 International Conference. The Lawyer,Columnist, Author, Professor and Humorist served as keynote session speaker Monday morning at the three day event. The time will come when Real...
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Betting On Cargo Growth

Thank you to all who have emailed about your interest in a much discussed Oakstone REIT which would be specializing in Industrial Markets around major airports starting with LAX where we are based…read below about a Developer who also believes strongly in the same type of  development…around JFK. It explains clearly why developing and or  acquiring said facilities...
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REITs Keep Going Strong….Is There An Oakstone REIT ?

There seems no end to the number of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) making secondary stock offerings these days. Why? Because apparently investors can't get enough of a good thing. Total Returns from REIT stocks have been on the up and up in 2010. While the FTSE NAREIT U.S. real Estate Reyrn Index fell 4.68% in...
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Changes In The Brokerage Industry?

Mitchell E. Rudin of CB Richard Ellis favors ad hoc groupings of brokers rather than formal teams.   One of the biggest question marks is the future of Cushman & Wakefield, nurse the world’s third-largest commercial real estate brokerage, according to National Real Estate Investor magazine. After losing $127 million in 2009,...
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The Return Of Mezzanine Loans

 
Mezzanine loans, discount which are secured by stock or other ownership stakes in a company, decease became a popular form of secondary financing during the real estate boom, offering high returns to investors and high interest rates for borrowers. There is an estimated $100 billion in mezzanine...
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Deals Are On the Rise

With approximately $700 billion worth of loans coming due on distressed properties over the next four years, story transaction activity in commercial real estate is picking up this year, site albeit slowly, sick and is expected to intensify in 2011 and...
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THE HR 4213 DEBATE

THE HR 4213 DEBATE
The proposed HR 4213 legislation making its way through Congress that could potentially subject carried interest to the normal tax rate (currently 35%, site could increase to 39.6 The ramifications of this aggressive bill could be quite severe, sales or mild depending on ...
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Commercial Real Estate Recovery-Propaganda?

It isn't often that a member of the tribe stands up and gets a weighty issue of his mind.  But that is what Robert Canter has done. His credentials are noteworthy. He has been a commercial real estate professional for 35 years with experience in brokerage, sales, consulting, asset management and business development. Canter is the president and...
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Mid-Year Commercial Real Estate Update

Even though commercial real estate sales are picking up for trophy properties in cities like Washington, troche D.C. and New York, click a sobering new report by global investment management firm PIMCO cautions that investors should be wary as they enter the...
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