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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Bison Financial Group headquartered here launches their ambitious “Nexus Funding Platform” aimed at bringing liquidity to the commercial real estate market and bringing jobs back to our communities. According to David Repka, Co-Founder of Bison, “Over Read More

CMBS 2.0: Crack is back!

I have been contacted by more lenders in the past 30 days than in the past 30 months… combined. I’m especially excited about the return of the CMBS marketplace. Get ready for the return of cheap, plentiful, non-recourse capital to Read More

Is Land Still a “Four Letter Word”?

In October of 2008 I wrote a white paper called, Grave Dancing for Fun & Profit in the Financial Apocalypse of 2008 and Beyond . One of my predictions was The Death of Land calling land: “… the ultimate four-letter Read More

U.S. lawmakers introduce legislation to boost tax on carried interest

From ICSC Website U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation yesterday that would increase taxes on the percent of the profits investors collect from the deals their firms complete. The proposals to increase taxes on so-called “carried interest” are part a of larger 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

Apartment Finance Today Conference Update

I am back from moderating an all-star panel discussion at the Apartment Finance Today Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our topic: “Small but Mighty: Finding the Best Small-Balance Apartment Loan” was well received by a full house of real estate Read More

Hometown Democracy? Sounds great in theory… who doesn't like Democracy? Until you learn more…

And you learn that Hometown Democracy shifts many of the planning and zoning decisions from professionals that have spent a career working through the critical issues to all the voters. America was not founded as a Democracy with majority rule 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