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Trend Czar

Downtown LA Revival—For Millennials Only?

October 24, 2014

You can pick up some of your most cogent, well-spoken market information from cab drivers… A hack in LA was no exception earlier this week. “It’s the smart young people who work hard and play hard who are moving into downtown.” And he should know—he shuttles them back-and forth between the Staples Center’s one-big open sports-bar scene and rental apartment towers, which spring up and shoehorn in among office buildings and decked parking garages east…

Net Lease Insider

Net Lease Tenant Profile: Davita Dialysis

October 22, 2014

Investors like DaVita’s small price point and the fact that kidney dialysis is a growth industry.

Executive Watch

Small Boxes

October 21, 2014

With its changing strategy, Walmart underscores the new needs in the retail organization.

The Ross Rant

The Fed And Unreality

October 18, 2014

The Fed has held rates ultra low and the result has been asset bubbles in financial assets and real estate.

Trend Czar

Wall Street Swoon Raises Real Estate Worries

October 17, 2014

Real estate lags, the stock market predicts… So should we be worried? Really only perceptions among investors are finally changing by turning more pessimistic. For real estate markets—retail and hotels will register the impacts sooner. The recent volatile downward moves on Wall Street and world exchanges only underscore what has been obvious—the global economy remains impaired and has lived off extremely low interest rates. Europe has not recovered from the 2008 debt crisis—ageing demographics and welfare state systems…