A Guaranteed Way to Tell Which Way the Economy is Heading

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You may be surprised to hear that a national economist may not be the one with their ear on the track waiting for the economic train coming. The economist goes to the people in the trenches, who are dealing with the effects of economic conditions on a day-to-day basis. Those people include............. 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

What Lawyers Like or Don’t Like about other Lawyers

What Lawyers Like in Opposing Lawyers

The law firm of Allen Matkins sponsored CRE Radio at the event, as you might tell form the background. I hadn't scheduled Roger for an interview but he seemed like and interesting chap so I asked him to sit down and talk with me. Being a former practicing lawyer and with the Allen Matkins logo looming over our shoulders, it was natural for us to mention our dealings with Allen Matkins. Read more

What is the Most Important Skill for Real Estate Attorneys? Interview with Derrick Gruner

What is the Most Important Skill for Real Estate Attorneys? Interview with Derrick Gruner

This is a must see video for anyone who deals with lawyers, is a lawyer or intends to be one. Derrick Gruner, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer for Genesis Capital and I discuss how being an in-house lawyer can change your entire perspective on how attorneys can best help their clients. Derrick employs the "risk reward and possibility vs. probability approach" that sounds an awful lot like something I learned as in-house counsel, some 34 years ago. It's nice to know that the same, common sense concepts still apply. Read more