Is Harlem the Next for Gentrification & what is the Promise for Commercial Real Estate?

Is Harlem the Next for Gentrification & what is the Promise for Commercial Real Estate?

For the last year or so, Faith Hope Consolo, Chair of the Retail Division of Douglas Elliman Real Estate has been promoting her increased involvement in the culture and real estate of Harlem. I finally get the opportunity to discuss her move to Harlem during an interview at the CREW Network Annual Convention in Bellevue, Washington. Faith long known in real estate circles as the Queen of Retail is best known for her representation of high end, luxury retail tenants. She and I discuss how she Read more

Will the Fed’s Failure to Raise Interest Rates Effect Commercial Real Estate: Part I

Will the Fed’s Failure to Raise Interest Rates Effect Commercial Real Estate: Part I

After a summer of decreased unemployment and high expectations that the Federal Reserve would begin to raise interest rates in September, the Feds balked at an increase, surprising most people. Was it the volatile stock market in August, a sputtering economy in Canada or the sputtering of the Chinese economy? Well known economist, columnist and radio show host, Dr. Sam Chandan, Dr. Sam Chandan, Professor in the Associated Faculty of Real Estate The Wharton School & Host of the Real Estate Hour SiriusXM Business Radio, explains, in detail, how the Fed's action, or inaction, as the case may be, effects commercial real estate. Read more

CREW Network 2015 Annual Convention Preview (video) with Gail Ayers

Gail Ayers

This is the best commercial real estate conference I have ever attended. In this video, Gail and I preview some of the key events and benefits at this years CREW Network Annual Convention in Bellevue, Washington. This is a shortened video version of my interview with Gail. For the full audio podcast, which you can listen to online or download, go to creradio.com. In this video, Gail previews Keynote speaker, former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright and featured speakers, Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman, Carla Harris, Former NBC Chief Economist, Marci Rossell; and Business strategist, Rita McGrath Read more

Will the CMBS Market see More Foreclosures or Workouts Through 2017?

Will the CMBS Market see More Foreclosures or Workouts Through 2017?

Having experience handling CMBS workouts from 2007 through 2012 has got to be great experience, looking forward at the real estate market over the next three years according to Adam Knowlton, Senior Attorney at the Law Firm of Loeb & Loeb. He correctly explains in this video how no one had any experience in 2007 handling the CMBS workouts since that market didn't exist during the last economic downturn and things will be different going forward. Read more

Mixed Use or Unconventional Mixing of Uses Within a Shopping Center

Mixed Use or Unconventional Mixing of Uses Within a Shopping Center

John Crossman spends some time with me at the ICSC Recon convention in Las Vegas, Nevada this year. John, like most other people in the industry, is seeing retail real estate come back from the depths that we had been seeing in 2008 - 2012. What he is seeing though is a change in the tenant mix in shopping centers, or what he calls, "mixed use". Read more

CRE Radio’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

CRE Radio’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I, Howard F. Kline, on behalf of CRE Radio, do hereby challenge, Allan Buchanen, Linda Day Harrison, Duke Long and Barbi Reuter to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge This challenge includes and requires a minimum $50.00 donation by each person challenged to the ALS Foundation, with the exception of Duke Long, who is required to also donate $1.00 for every "F" bomb that he has published on his blog in 2014 and because he lies about his age. Read more

Should CRE Brokers be Dual Agents?

Should CRE Brokers be Dual Agents?

California's recent laws requiring commercial real estate brokers to disclose, in writing, a dual agency, raises a number of questions: 1. Why was this a requirement of residential brokers and not previously commercial brokers; 2. Why does the new law apply only to purchase and sale agreements and not to leases; and 3. Should a #CRE broker accept a dual agency, disclosed or not? Read more