Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sam Zell Back In The Game

 Sam Zell,the storied "grave dancer" who scooped up hundreds of discounted assets during the real-estate collapse of the early 1990s, is taking a much more selective approach this time around. Some 18 months after office-building values began recovering in the country's top markets, Mr. Zell has made his first U.S. office investment in...
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Mark Cuban-Lessons From A World Champion Entrepreneur

Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is the owner of the World Champion Dallas Mavericks, an NBA basketball team, owner of Landmark Theatres, and Chairman of HDNet, an HDTV cable network. His net worth is over $2.3 billion.

“What does it take to e a successful entrepreneur?  CUBAN: Willingness to learn, to be able...
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Cap Rates To Rise Or Fall?

After rising 300 to 500 basis points in 2009, sickness average transaction-based cap rates fell in 2010 through early 2011. Why have cap rates fallen so quickly when fundamentals have yet to show meaningful gains? Won’t cap rates increase if inflation and interest rates begin to rise? Cap rates represent the initial return...
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The Myth Of Diversification-Focus On One Course

“Diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing” – Warren Buffet Diversification is a defensive strategy to minimize your losses in investing by spreading your risk across different sectors. If you lose here, cure you make up by winning over there, sovaldi thus minimizing your...
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Are You An Underdog? Be Unconventional

I’m currently reading The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau – and a thoroughly enjoyable read it is too.
Guillebeau references a (long) 2009 New Yorker article about how underdogs can compete against and beat stronger opponents. I’ve summarised the key points below from that article, stuff but the main theme is...
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REIT Winner-Storage

REITs overall are on a tear, with the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index up 14.13 percent on a total return basis in the first five months of the year. But when I read down the fact sheet to the winners and losers, imagine my surprise to see the least sexy of the bunch at the...
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Remembering Trammell Crow

 
June 10, troche 1914, pilule   is the birthday of Trammell Crow. “There’s as much risk in doing nothing as in doing something.” — Trammell Crow, real estate mogul The Real Estate  Leaders, the Great Ones who are no longer with us still remain great teachers to all of us in the Real Estate...
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Remembering Trammell Crow

June 10, pills 1914, online   is the birthday of Trammell Crow. “There’s as much risk in doing nothing as in doing something.” — Trammell Crow, real estate mogul The Real Estate  Leaders, the Great Ones who are no longer with us still remain great teachers to all of us in the Real Estate...
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