David Repka Named to List: Top RE People To Connect With On LinkedIn

David Repka of Bison Financial Group in St. Petersburg, FL was selected by real estate master marketer Cody Sperber as one of the “Top 75 Real Estate People to Connect with on LinkedIn”. To connect with David on LinkedIn visit Read More

Office Job Growth Spurs Positive Net Absorption; Office Vacancy Rates Have Peaked with Some Markets Even Seeing Increases in Average Rent

By Mark Heschmeyer on CoStar Fundamentals in U.S. office markets appear to have stabilized and are headed toward an expected recovery, according to CoStar Group in its The State of the U.S. Office Market: Mid-Year 2010 Review & Forecast. In Read More

Congress Plans to Destroy the Revovering Commercial Real Estate Industry

Just as commercial real estate is starting to recover… Congress plans to drive a stake through its heart and raise income taxes from 15% capital gains rate to 35% ordinary income rate. Tell your U.S. Senators about the unintended consequences Read More

What are the best & worst nationwide markets for apartment investment?

The Apartment Finance Today conference was a great opportunity to share ideas with the best and brightest in the multi-family investment, development and finance industry. The final session of the conference was a panel with three economists focused on answering Read More

Is Warren Buffet's entry into distressed real estate the sign we have been looking for that it is safe to jump back in the water?

Not really. While there is frothy excitement in social media circles that Warren Buffet’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is mentioned in the same sentence as “distressed real estate” his firm is a special servicer, not a buyer of distressed Read More

How I Built It: Barry Sternlicht of Starwood Capital

Follow this link to view an inspirational 4-minute interview with Barry Sternlicht, the founder of Starwood Capital, to learn what motivated a then 31-year old unemployed young man to take the leap of faith and start his own business. From Read More

Bank cleanup delayed: Where are all those fish that were supposed to be in the barrel?

Earlier this year, commercial real estate had all the hallmarks of a distressed asset sale of the millennium. Across America, hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of office buildings, hotels, apartment complexes and malls were tanked up with debt and Read More

Is Commercial Real Estate a Zombie Filled Black Hole or Double Down Opportunity?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4TqcnID77c] D.C.-area developer Jeff Neal gives the Huffington Post Investigative Fund a tour of empty commercial properties just blocks from the Capitol. He says we were, “drunk on a binge of easy credit and the bartender (the market) took away Read More