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In last week’s Executive Watch, we examined the looming real estate disaster in the regional bank group and, tongue-in-cheek picked Alabama, North Dakota and Kansas in my story line. The folks from Kansas were super-heated that I singled them out, over 47 other states. But, listen, I like Kansas; it’s in the heart of the breadbasket of the United States, but I admit that I’ve only been there once in my life for a ULI Spring meeting, a few years ago. What I remember more than anything else was that in the middle of the day, there were no cars on the road in downtown Kansas City. However, I was informed by a loyal reader–from Topeka–that Kansas is healthy and growing. I suppose that the point is, the excess that led to the current economic debacle was fueled primarily on the Coasts and in the Sunbelt, but not in Kansas.

Tony LoPinto is CEO of Equinox Partners, an executive search firm specializing in the real estate industry, and parent company of SelectLeaders. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own.
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