CRE ~ ICYMI Commercial Real Estate Stories from the Last Few Weeks @ 11:00 am, PST 3/31/16

Do You Need Training or Coaching and What’s the Difference?

CRE Radio & TV’s “CRE~ICYMI” series is where we discuss the top commercial real estate stories from the past weeks as well as discussion topics submitted by our audience. You can simply watch on our website or you can participate and be seen and heard online by joining "Blab" for free. We encourage you to participate in the conversation which is a great way for you to show everyone your knowledge, intelligence and expertise. Some of this weeks stories may include: "Hotel, The Price is Right" the ever escalating bidding for hotelier, Starwood Hotels by Marriott and Chinese owned Anbang Insurance Group; While we are on the subject of hotels, we might discuss where the hotel industry is heading and how it is dealing with the likes of AirBnb Who is more influential, Gen X or Millenials Recent cases regarding tenant insurance Will CRE Lending up for some belt tightening CRE Debt increase hits 8-year high What is a constructive eviction? Read more

Can Congress Be Convinced to allow States to Collect Tax on Internet Sales?

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In order to get this legislation passed, the members of Congress must be convinced that their electorate favors passage. The electorate are the people who vote our representatives in and out of office. A few letters from real estate brokers and the owners of shopping centers, isn't enough. Haven't we already learned that lesson? What is required is a concerted and combined effort by our trade organizations and their lobbyists to, not only to reach out to Congress, but reach out to the people who vote. Let our legislators know, from every corner of their life, that there are people who do favor this legislation. 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

The Top Reason to work in commercial real estate according to Jeffrey Edison, CEO, Phillips Edison-ARC

The Top Reason to work in commercial real estate according to Jeffrey Edison, CEO, Phillips Edison-ARC

Jeff Edison, CEO of Phillips Edison-ARC says that he has never worked a day in his life and I believe him. Now this is a man who has been very lucky, or so he says. It's interesting that highly successful people credit their success to luck and feel that they are very fortunate to have the success that they have had. In my experience, while luck has a lot to do with it, there is much more to success than blind luck. Intelligence, knowledge and hard work, among others, gets you half the way their so that you can catch the luck as it flies by, like a butterfly in a net. Read more

CREW Network Accomplishments for Women in Commercial Real Estate

Crew Network Accomplishments for Women in Commercial Real Estate

Judith Nitsch, CREW Network 2014 President was kind enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to talk with me at the ICSC Recon Conference in Las Vegas in May 2014. Energetic and articulate are the two words that come to mind when I think of Judy. With a considerable amount of enthusiasm, Judy announced to CRE Radio that Hillary Rodham Clinton is going to be the the keynote speaker at the CREW national convention at the Loews, Miami Beach Hotel from September 30th through October 2nd. Former Secretary of State, former US Senator and First Lady and possible candidate, Clinton, will be speaking at the luncheon on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Read more

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Investing in Distressed Real Property in Bankruptcy

To most people, bankruptcy is perceived as the end of the line. The dream of riches and opportunity are over and it’s all about cleaning up the mess. However, Bankruptcy Armageddon can be avoided and many investors and property owners and lenders, in the know, take advantage of the opportunities that arise in bankruptcy, particularly those involving distressed real property.

Designing Shopping Centers Requires Some Pretty Sophisticated Pre-Planning & Thought

Designing Shopping Centers Requires Some Pretty Sophisticated Pre-Planning & Thought

Greg explains how the retailer controls the environment within the 4 walls of it's store, while the developer and owner of the center, is responsible for the environment outside all of the stores. Is retail a subset of the entertainment industry and requires a retail design architect to understand the demographics of the retailers that the developer is trying to target as well as the demographics of the consumers that the retailers are trying to target. Read more