Monthly Archives: July 2011

REIT’s Have Bragging Rights

Real-estate companies are expected to deliver robust second-quarter profits as office, retail and apartment landlords were able to raise rents and sign up new tenants. The expected gains come despite Europe's debt crisis and concerns about the economy, which have rocked financial markets around the world. For the most part, real-estate-investment-trust stocks have...
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If You Never Give Up Does Failure Really Exist?

Have you ever held back on doing something because you are afraid of failure? Most people have! Let's face it, no one like to feel like we're ineffective, weak or lacking in any way, and that's exactly how failure makes us feel.
However, you may be surprised to...
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Does Failure Really Exist If You Never Give Up

Have you ever held back on doing something because you are afraid of failure? Most people have!  Let’s face it; no one likes to fail.  None of us likes to feel like we’re ineffective, view weak, sovaldi or lacking in any way, and that’s exactly how failure...

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Apartment Rents Rise, Vacancies Go Down

Apartment landlords are enjoying rising rents and falling vacancies. The average effective rent, the amount paid after discounting, was $997 in the second quarter of the year, up from $974 a year earlier, according to a report scheduled for release Thursday by Reis Inc., which tracks leasing data for 82 markets. Second-quarter rents rose in...
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REITs Beat Stock Indexes But Falling Short On Values

 Real-estate stocks again outperformed the broader stock market during the second quarter, as investors bet property companies will provide a safe haven from global turmoil.
The Dow Jones Equity All REIT Index was up 9.9% for the first half of the year, compared with a 6% rise in the Standard & Poor's...
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Office Market Report: Biggest Quarterly Drop In Vacancy Since 2007

The US office market saw its largest quarterly decline in vacancy rates since 2007 for midyear 2011, drugs data released from Cushman & Wakefield reveals. The numbers show that the average vacancy rate for US central business districts fell to 13.9%--down from 14.6 percentage points from the end of Q1 2011. According to Maria Sicola, executive managing...
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Lenders Love The Trophies! No Trophy No Dough ?

Capital is pouring back into the commercial real estate market, giving lenders and borrowers something to celebrate. Yet a volatile economic recovery, looming interest rate hikes and pending legislative changes are just a few of the issues putting a damper on that enthusiasm. “There is a ton more activity in the marketplace, and the slope of...
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Personality Traits Carry The Day

If you ask an extremely successful salesperson, "What makes you different from the average sales rep?" you will most likely get a less-than-accurate answer, if any answer at all. Frankly, the person may not even know the real answer because most successful salespeople are simply doing what comes naturally.
Over the past...
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