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Executive Watch

Data Breach

November 25, 2014

Over the past year we have heard about major security breaches at Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase.

The Ross Rant

The Impact On CRE Of Obama's Unconstitutional Actions

November 23, 2014

Obama's unconstitutional actions are setting up not only an unnecessary confrontation with Congress we all need to get past, but he sets a dangerous precedent for any future president to do whatever he wishes.

Net Lease Insider

Historic Net Lease Bank Cap Rates

November 20, 2014

Cap rates for net lease banks and Bank of America specifically are at their lowest point in eight years.

Trend Czar

"What Should I Do?"

November 19, 2014

Some recent private chit-chat heard among a group of prominent real estate dealmakers: “Land prices are out of reach.” “I’m struggling with low yields.” “Opportunities are harder to find.” “You can’t make the numbers work on (building) condos.” “Not buying existing core assets.” “Spread compression is too much.” “It’s insane pricing on industrial.” “Underwriting is loosening.” “It’s a tremendous time to borrow.” “Debt has never been cheaper. “We’re seeing limited or no call protection--loans will come back to you.” …

The Science of Real Estate

Doing the Numbers: Is Solar a Smart Investment?

November 19, 2014

Solar systems have enjoyed a growth spurt in recent years, and are drawing interest from the commercial real estate community. How should owners, investors and lenders calculate the value a solar system brings to a real estate asset to help them make better business decisions?