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  • The Waldorf and Strong Dollar

    Waldorf Hotel Sale: Here is a confluence of an offshore investor seeking to park money in a safe place, the power of 24-hour city-global gateway dynamics, and overshooting on iconic properties.  Just up Park Avenue two condo developers hope to cash in on the same factors by building sky-high trophy towers to attract skittish capital.  You think wealthy Chinese are not nervous over the Hong Kong demonstrations—highlighting the widening gap between rich and poor? How…

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  • Casino Roulette

    Casinos still seem to be popping up everywhere as seemingly desperate states pass enabling laws, looking to stimulate economic expansion in down-and-out areas or raise tax dollars—anything to overcome the effects of the lukewarm economy on revenue growth.

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  • Advantage Developers For Now

    We’re now well into the development stage of the real estate cycle—even though commercial vacancy rates are higher than average in many markets this late in recovery.

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  • Here We Go Again--Development in Atlanta...Ferguson... Going Global?

    Development Ramps Up Again in Atlanta: The market office vacancy rate is 17% (down from the mid-20s), but developers are resuming activities, specifically in uptown Buckhead, the city’s most desirable submarket.

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  • Past Performance Does Not Guarantee Future Success

    It’s the point in the real estate cycle where early opportunity and value add funds sell assets and pay back investors typically with extremely solid returns. If you invested in apartments or office in major downtowns in 2009 or 2010 you have done rather well. Hotels have also escalated in value and industrials have rebounded. It’s time to cash in. …

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