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Who benefits from the demise of department stores?

Do you know who is in the cat bird seat right now? Entrepreneurs with retail concepts that require very large spaces and have the ability to drive customers themselves, without need for “walk-in” traffic. Why? Well, retailers are generally getting slaughtered right now; who wants to go to the mall when Amazon will deliver whatever

Why I dislike unpriced deals

Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of unpriced listings coming on the market. By “unpriced”, I mean properties where the Seller is basically saying “I want to sell, but I’m not going to guide you to the price I expect”. I get why sellers do this… they aren’t sure what their property is worth and they don’t

Internship opportunity

We’re looking for a smart, motivated intern to come help us and, in the process, learn about the business. Tasks will include everything from filing, to arranging deliveries of construction materials, to reviewing potential acquisition opportunities, to tagging along for meetings with architects, contractors, leasing agents, etc. The harder you work and the more energy

Why buy in a rising rate environment?

Just had an interesting conversation with long-term partners of ours that I think bears repeating here. They asked the following (paraphrased) question: Why are you buying now, when interest rates are definitely going up and, therefore, values will be going down? The premise of the question is totally reasonable. When rates go up, prices go

A Race to the Top for housing

By now, pretty much everyone acknowledges that the housing affordability situation on both coasts is a major cause of income inequality and, probably, a drag on growth. Have been thinking about what the next administration could do to improve things. The problem is obviously that cities control zoning and city governments tend to listen to home-owners,

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