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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
02.06.2018

Secondary Markets on the Rise: 2018 CRE Predictions

One of the biggest changes we can expect to see in commercial real estate this year is a not-so-gradual shift of focus from gateway markets to secondary and tertiary markets.

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
04.27.2011

Economists Say U.S. Economy Is on the Road to Recovery

The American recovery is on the road to recovery, unless the mounting federal deficit slows its momentum. A recent survey by Smart Brief and the international market research firm Ipsos of 841 financial professionals found that 67 percent think that stock prices will rise this year and that the country’s economic output will increase by […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
02.16.2011

It’s the Jobs, Stupid.

President Obama recently took a short stroll from the White House and through Lafayette Park to give a speech in what might be termed enemy territory – the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The subject was jobs and what the Chamber can do to jump start hiring by the companies that form its membership.  Noting that […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
08.13.2009

Boom Market for CRE Buyer-Users

In terms of commercial property investment, one positive sign is from firms buying properties to use for their own business operations.  Called user-buyers, these investors have proven they are able to get money from banks to spend on property acquisitions — a relative rarity nowadays.  Those who do not need a loan already have earmarked […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
08.04.2009

Global Financial Meltdown? Not in Norway

One European nation has escaped the worldwide financial meltdown and recession.  It’s Norway, which saved its money – rather than spent – through the boom years. As a result of frugal financial management, Norwegian housing prices and consumption are on the upswing and interest rates are affordable.  Norway’s fiscal responsibility of its income from enormous […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
06.03.2009

Back to the Futures? Not Just Yet. Investors Still Spooked by Derivatives

It’s no surprise that investors are still wary of investing in derivatives, given the financial devastation that these vehicles’ collapse caused last year.  Proof of the fact is that the IPO of a financial instrument designed to be on American home prices failed because its auction did not generate adequate investor interest. According to its […]

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