July 30, 2012

CRE Update

Having just read the Linneman Letter Fall Preview (click here to read) and then having watched this video from Marcus and Millichap’s appearance on CNBC (click here to watch), it is easy to understand how “Welcome to the Confused” could describe the mindset of investors. Our anecdotal investor research also supports the thesis put forth
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June 5, 2012

The Recovery Continues according to University of Denver PHD

Dr. Glenn Mueller, Professor at the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver, is nice enough to allow us to republish his research. We love his reports because they take a very simple, numbers based look at the performance of various asset classes and markets. Click here to read
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May 23, 2012

Some good news for Non-Traded REITs

There have been dramatic developments in the Non-Traded REIT space which include some good, and not so good news…here’s a little good news. Blue Vault has just come out with their exhaustive 2012 Non-Traded REIT Full Cycle Performance study. The industry has been on the edge of it’s seat for this report and yesterday Blue
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April 24, 2012

The Top 1% Are Not Evil

We have followed Peter Linneman  since 2006 and took particular notice of his work when we watched his prediction of a 2009 major recession manifest with uncanny precision.  While we have no intent to take political position, we remain focused on facts. The Linneman Spring Newsletter preview, which he has graciously allowed us to share
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March 7, 2012

Positive Outlook for Apartment REITs

Over the past 10 years we have advised clients in the acquisition of many properties. Now well into our 4th year of a recession, we have studied the asset classes that have performed well and apartment properties are the leaders. In the News of has just posted an article from NAREIT where they point
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March 4, 2012

Dividend REIT posts Year End 2012 Market Cycle Analysis

Dividend Capital’s Real Estate Investment strategist, Dr. Glenn Mueller, has just posted his 2012 year end market cycle analysis. Mueller is a Professor at the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver.His unique Market Cycle monitor forecasts year-end occupancy and rent growth by asset class
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February 10, 2012

Where are we so far in 2012?

January is over and 2012 seems to be on track with less uncertainty. Although the next 4 months of the year will say a lot for the state of the real estate markets.  For well capitalized buyers, I have little doubt that there are a significant number of opportunities out there as banks and loan
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