Colliers’ Chris Maling Talks Cap Rates

Chris Maling Talks Cap Rates

I interviewed Colliers' Chris Maling at the ICSC 2013 Western Division Conference in San Diego. He describes how cap rates are being compressed allowing California investors, with the aid of technology and good management, invest out of state. Is the compression about supply and demand or general economic conditions? Is real estate value being driven by a shortage in supply? Where are cap rates going? Read more

Randy Banchik on Ancillary Income Opportunities in Retail Real Estate

Randy Banchik on Ancillary Income Opportunities in Retail Real Estate

Randy discusses being open to opportunities as they arise. If you own and operate enough shopping centers over a long enough period of time, you begin to recognize the opportunities that you didn't know existed when you purchased the property. In this video, Randy and I discuss how Westwood Financial accommodated a cell phone carrier near my home by taking the least valuable part of the retail space, (back end), for their use while leasing the front end to a retail tenant, maximizing the income stream for the space. Smart! Read more

What is an Icon of Real Estate? – A Story of David Henry

Our interview is not about numbers and awards. It is about events and circumstances in his life that have shaped the man that he is. It’s about stories. Stories about successes and failures that he has learned from and that he will share with others to inspire listeners to excel at what they do. This will be a show for people who think. Someone looking for a quick fix or a list of tricks to success will likely not be interested in this show. This show is for and about Thought Leaders. Read more

Quantitative Easement as Explained by Mike Ziegler (Colliers) or How the Feds Try to Manipulate the Bond Market to Get People to Invest in Real Estate

Quantitative Easement as Explained by Mike Ziegler (Colliers) or How the Feds Try to Manipulate the Bond Market to Get People to Invest in Real Estate

Mike explains quantitative easement and then, as if he thinks that maybe I am too dense to understand this concept, he makes it easier by referring to it as "QE3". What, now are we talking about a boat? Actually, Mike does a great job explaining a fairly complicated topic so that it is very understandable. Watch the video, it is only about 4 minutes long and you will learn some valuable information from a knowledgeable guy. Read more

Should Mall Security Guards be Armed?

Armed security in malls should be limited to situations and locations that clearly require armed protection. The decision to provide armed security should not be taken lightly and should be made in consultation with mall ownership, local law enforcement, tenants, tenant’s employees, and security and loss prevention personnel. Read more

Should Malls Prohibit Firearms?

Being an attorney, I just can't ignore the issue of liability. Are landlords more likely to be liable for death or injuries from gun violence if they post a "no guns" sign? What if they failed to post a "no guns" sign? This really poses a no win situation for the landlord. The only thing the landlord can be assured of is that they'll be sued no matter what. Read more