This is the second in a series of videos produced from my interview with Dr. Chandan. In this video, Dr. Chandan gives a scholarly perspective on who the winners and losers will be, not if, but when the Federal Reserve increases interest rates. Read more
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
Steve Forbes and Howard Discuss the Economy, Women, Commercial Real Estate, Taking Risks & Not Quitting.
Steve Forbes provides some interesting insights into his personality, beliefs, taking risks and not quitting. Despite being the head of a media empire, he is a real down-to-earth person who has and remains, a champion of the greater good. Read more
No matter what your thoughts on the future economy, if you are a commercial real estate professional, you must know and understand how bankruptcy can effect commercial real property and the landlord/tenant relationship. What are the factors, law and strategies that you may want to consider before a tenant or landlord files for bankruptcy. If you are a tenant, how can you protect yourself if the landlord files for bankruptcy protection? What is a real estate specific bankruptcy and when should a tenant consider this option? These and other issues will be discussed during this radio show.
Randy Banchik, Westwood Financial EVP, on How a Private Investment Co. has the Flexibility to Change Investment Strategies (Audio)
It's nice to have the people-based infrastructure that allows Westwood to think "out-of-the-box" and be opportunistic. Randy discusses various factors that have allowed Westwood to adjust its strategy as the economy has changed. Read more
Lew discusses how changes in the economy since 2008 have required tenant reps to diversify their experience yet narrow their focus on specialty vertical markets. Sounds contradictory, no? Read more
Greg Maloney, President & CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle, Explains How a 3rd Party Can Act as Internal Real Estate Depts. for Expanding Retailers
As the economy improves and retailers start expanding again, are the retailers going to rebuild their real estate departments internally or are they going to use 3rd party representatives to provide those services. Greg Maloney (Retail CEO) sees great opportunity for JLL to provide those services and infrastructure. Tenant Rep will now mean more than just finding the right space. Read more
When it comes to retail leases for franchised businesses, the perspectives of landlord, franchisor, and franchisee often differ. The ongoing shortage of premium retail space only sharpens these differences. We examine the sometimes conflicting objectives of the parties in negotiating a retail lease for a franchisee and talk about ways to craft leases that will be mutually acceptable.
Listen in as our special guests, Perry Roshan Zamir, Robin Day Glenn, and Robert Purvin discuss the current trends and strategies in leasing to a franchise.
Luxury retail is going from an era of mass luxury—catching as many customers as possible—to true luxury. Read more
Now, I am not suggesting that we will always be successful, but these three collection suits are perfect examples of what can be accomplished if you carefully evaluate, before filing suit, the tenant’s obligations and their likely ability to pay on a judgment, if pushed to the brink. Choosing the right cases and tenant’s to pursue is half the work. Read more