Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Niche REITS Discussion

Good morning to all!

We are slowly moving forward on our proposed REIT which would focus on acquiring additional Industrial Facilities adjacent to major airports...first and foremost we will continue to acquire adjacent to LAX, cure where The Oakstone Company is based...we are not done with our due diligence and we will keep...

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Is Cushman & Wakefield Poised For a Rebound?

In February, hours after Cushman & Wakefield announced it had tapped him to replace Bruce Mosler as CEO, Glenn Rufrano took a call from a reporter about speculation that four of the firm's top New York investment sales brokers might be leaving.

Rumors had been circulating for months, and the national trade ...

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Only One Way To Go?

Commercial real estate is showing signs of a market bottom, says Mike Kirby, chairman of Green Street Advisors, a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) research firm. You've said commercial property values are up 20% from the lows. Other reports say we're still down 40%. So where are we, really? Our view...
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Industrial Awakens

Gently shaken by improving fundamentals, the once-slumbering industrial sector has begun to stir. Investment activity and user sales increased approximately 35 percent and 50 percent respectively from 1Q09 to 1Q10, reports Cushman & Wakefield. Though the sector seems to have turned the corner, some markets are faring better than others. Thanks to goverment spending, growing...
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Reviewing The Trammell Crow Formula

The late great Trammell Crow ( 1914 -2009 )  was one of the greatest Real Estate Developers in our history. How did Trammell Crow become one of the greatest Real Estate developers of all time? Trammell Crow  had a concise formula that would be difficult if not impossible to follow today with...
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Retailers Utilize More than 5 Billion Sq. Ft. Of Warehouse Space

In 2009, prostate American retailers occupied more than 5 billion square feet of warehousing/distribution space. Although significant new leases are way down, retailers do continue to extend and/or renew their lease holdings. Many are attempting to downsize, but all are said to be reviewing their long-term warehousing...
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Real Estate Favored Over Stocks

Institutional investors are quickly recovering from the recent meltdown in the U.S. property markets, sovaldi sale pushing aside investments such as stocks and recommitting to commercial real estate and other alternative investments such as infrastructure.
According to a new study on institutions by J.P....
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A Fragile Recovery For Commercial Real Estate?

The return of economic growth stimulates Commercial Real Estate Activity, but will it last? We are at the 2010 halfway mark, the Euro crisis and the phase-out of economic stimulus programs are contributing to serious fears of a double-dip recession. Yet several economic indicators suggest that the year has also ushered in the first stages of recovery...
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Zell- Public Sector Too Big?

The US Public Sector is so big that the economy cannot support it and needs to be cut back, Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments, told CNBC this week. Health Care and salaries provided for some public employees are "unrealistic" and at the moment are probably double what they are in the private sector, Zell...
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