trends

Put all your eggs in one basket … then diversify

The blessing and curse of real estate is that trends develop slowly.  This makes them easy to catch, but also easy to miss … unless you make it a priority to pay consistent attention. We scour the news daily.  We’re always looking for opportunities, lessons, and trends.  But they’re not always obvious.  In fact, they …

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10/4/14: Tracking Trends in Commercial Real Estate and the Broader Economy

10/4/14: Tracking Trends in Commercial Real Estate and the Broader Economy

Commercial real estate can be a leading indicator of broader economic trends…especially employment, which is very important to real estate investors.  Because when businesses are optimistic, they lease space to house more people and accommodate growth. Likewise, when businesses are pessimistic, they don’t add space, renew leases or accept rental increases (important if you’re the …

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12/11/11: Back to the Future – Embracing the Changes in Real Estate Investing

12/11/11: Back to the Future – Embracing the Changes in Real Estate Investing

With a catchy title like “Back the Future” you might expect a picture of a Doc Brown, Marty McFly or a flying DeLorean.  It’s hard to believe that this now “classic” movie is over 25 years old! But who is THIS guy?  And what does any of this have to do with real estate? Since our …

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