Reis.com is one of the premiere sources for real-time information on commercial real estate. They just released the data for multi-family, office and retail performance through Q4 2011. Not surprisingly, the Apartment sector led the way in … [Read more...] about REIS Releases First Glance at Q4 2011 CRE Results
Top 5 Mistakes of Experienced Commercial Real Estate Investors
In my previous article, Top 5 Mistakes of Beginning Commercial Real Estate Investors, we discussed 5 of the 10 most common mistakes investors make in commercial real estate. They could be summed up as: Lack of market knowledge Lousy due … [Read more...] about Top 5 Mistakes of Experienced Commercial Real Estate Investors
Twitter As An Economic Indicator
Things that make me go hmmm... There is an interesting article in the Saturday (Oct. 1) Wall Street Journal about the uses of Twitter data. See "Decoding Our Chatter" in Saturday's Review section of the WSJ. A fact of life in the wired world is … [Read more...] about Twitter As An Economic Indicator
The Property Pricing Pyramid
One of the age-old quandaries in this business is how to price a property when you decide to sell. In my early years I had a running battle with my dad over this... he always wanted to ask a very high price for a property, thinking he could always … [Read more...] about The Property Pricing Pyramid
Happy Birthday to the Gravedancer!
One of my all time heroes of real estate,Sam Zell, celebrates his 70th birthday today! Happy birthday to a man who proves that investment savvy is acquired, not born. Zell made his reputation as a visionary real estate investor in the late 1980's … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to the Gravedancer!