1. Late Cycle Risks Loom in 2019

    By Ralph Rader   If Socrates can admit his own ignorance, I think we can collectively admit we just don’t know what “inning” it is. Along the bottom of the 9th inning, extra innings, we’re not playing baseball anymore. It’s all code for we’re not

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  2. A Look into the Future

    By Andrew Hanz   In an industry where a project typically takes years and often millions of dollars to complete there is little room for error. That means embracing all tools available to maximize the probability the project will be well received. Historically, developers have

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  3. Capital Markets Upheaval Creates Opportunity

    By Charley Babb The recent volatility in the stock and bond markets has many investors on the edge of their seats. This is understandable as all of the gains that took the various US equity indices to record highs earlier this year have been erased,

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  4. Inverted Yield Curve, does it mean a recession for real estate too???

    By Todd McNeill Last year my colleague Charley Babb wrote about Inverted yield curve and its historical significance in predicting recessions.  To refresh, what is an Inverted Yield Curve? An inverted yield curve is an interest rate environment in which long-term debt instruments have a

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  5. Forging Ahead in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

    By Brandon Wilhite Winter is coming! And so is another rate hike! At this December’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) the Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest its benchmark interest rate by another 25 basis points, marking the Fed’s 4th rate hike in

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  6. A Few Good Banks: The TRUTH about the DIFFICULTY in finding the right banking partner for your commercial real estate transaction?

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    By Duke Dennis YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH! If you are a developer, buyer, builder or, investor who prefers working directly with a bank, as opposed to using a finance intermediary, let me ask you a question…on your last purchase/development/re-development/refinance how many banks did you

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