Monthly Archives: February 2012

Fidelity In On Commercial Real Estate

The backdrop of an improving commercial real-estate market has Fidelity liking the outlook for real-estate investment trusts.

“The group’s historical high dividend yield may appeal to investors who want the potential for steady income to help cushion their portfolio from both stock market volatility and inflation, ambulance ” Fidelity says, noting the relatively low historical correlation between...
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An Oscar Acceptance Speech With A Story To Tell

Before we say goodbye to the Oscars one last recollection: Wisdom  does not grow old.  The Oscar Speech below from 2010 speaks volumes. My favorite Oscar speech of all time was by Michael Giacchino, who won in 2010 for his original score for the movie Up .
When I was ... I was nine and I asked my dad, "Can...
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Warren Buffet On Best Real Estate Investment

Recently on CNBC, see check Warren Buffett stated that he would buy “millions” of single family homes if he had the means to manage them.  The more interesting comment he made during his interview was that houses will be a better investment than stocks over the long term. ...
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NAR News Flash: CRE Fundamentals Improving Across The Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Realtors' quarterly forecast shows all commercial sectors are ex-experiencing improved fundamentals, with the multifamily market commanding the largest rent hikes. "Sustained job creation is benefiting commercial real estate sectors by increasing demand for space," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the D.C.-based NAR. "Vacancy rates are steadily falling. Leasing is on...
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The Grubb & Ellis Saga-How Did it Happen?

I have done numerous deals over the years with the brokers at G&E , starting back in in the 80's when I was slightly younger and the brokers at G&E were and are have always been top notch pro's on every level. So this story I found riveting. All of us who are in the...
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YouTube Goes Old School Industrial In Los Angeles

Move over, Spruce Goose. Here comes YouTube.Internet video site YouTube and marketing agency Earthbound Media Group have agreed to be the first tenants at the Hercules Campus, an office park being created by Los Angeles developer Wayne Ratkovich from buildings in Playa Vista that were once the hub of...
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Why “Made In America” Makes Good Business Sense

  • The federal government has partnered with U.S. states, regions, and cities in welcoming business investment to America through SelectUSA. (credit to Richard Thompson JLL)
  • Other countries can offer lower labor costs and less regulation, but the U.S. is still the number one place to make sophisticated, high-cost goods.
  • Its large internal market, highly educated workers,...
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Industrial Real Estate Jumpstarts 2012

Credit To:   Jim Dieter, SIOR
Key market bellwethers - increased leasing velocity; the reemergence of speculative construction; and strong retail, manufacturing and transportation industry performance - signal the start of what very likely will be a positive year for industrial real estate in the United States. The market clearly transitioned into recovery in 2011, after beginning...
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Three Key Trends CRE Planners Must Understand

Credit to Kevin Hughes: JLL
Three Key Trends CRE Planners Must Understand
Workplace mobility, buy collaboration, and global expansion trends are here to stay. Knowing the difference between an entrenched trend and a flash-in-the-pan idea can save a lot of time and effort, and...
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