Dr. Marci Rossell, former chief economist for CNBC and featured speaker at the CREW Network National Convention in 2015 previews her presentation at the convention. Marci discusses how the turmoil in China may affect the capital markets and commercial real estate, here in the United States. Read more
You can see the shock on my face when Bill gave me this and other examples of how investors are repurposing real property after the recession. Can you imagine, buying an old mothballed hotel for $2,000,000, refurbishing it and selling it six months later for $90,000,000? That's right, you read this correctly. Read more
What I do want to stress is how important it is to get involved in issues that are important to your commercial real property business. For the purpose of this blog post and in the interest of brevity, I would like to focus on your minimum involvement in economic and political issues that effect commercial real estate and your livelihood. Read more
We have already seen the effect of the existing budget cuts to our court system. Long delays when filing documents, sometimes weeks before you can get conformed copies back, where just 5 years ago and as long as I have been practicing law, you could file your documents and get file stamped copies on the spot. Issuance of Writs and other court orders take weeks, including those for evictions and that is after you have obtained your judgment. Read more
The US Supreme Court in upholding a California Supreme court decision, held that large shopping centers have essentially replaced public spaces that have traditionally been used for the purpose of public protest. Read more
Pop up spaces is a trend that isn't really new. Most malls in the Philippines now include them as early as the planning stage. Certain areas in the mall are earmarked for Pop up stores to create revenue streams. Read more
Interviews from the movers and shakers in retail real estate. What was good and what can be improved about RECON 2011.
The state of the economy has caused owners, lenders, investors and brokers to rethink their investing strategies to acquire and own commercial property. A change in the economy has brought on change in laws.