Category Archives: The Real Estate Economy

TRUMP’S TAX BILL – BONANZA FOR REAL ESTATE

President Donald Trump has touted his proposed tax bill as a benefit to all taxpayers, particularly the middle income class.  He has also unequivocally stated that his taxes will increase as a result of the new tax bill.   Taking … Continue reading

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THE TRUMP EFFECT

When I wrote this several months ago the Trump tax bill had not been written or passed. But, now it is a fait accompli.  To my great surprise the Congress wrote a tax bill that rewarded the rich and particularly … Continue reading

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IS ANOTHER REAL ESTATE RECESSION COMING?

An article in the Wall Street Journal this week suggested an increase in foreign investment in U S real estate.  While much of the investment reportedly comes in the forms of financing for U S projects rather than direct ownership … Continue reading

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HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE AT STARBUCKS TODAY

The letter below from Howard Schultz appeared in many newspapers and while it has little to do with real estate it has a lot to do with the health of this country and is most appropriate for a 4th of … Continue reading

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MORGAN STANLEY REAL ESTATE FUND PROBLEMS

The December 14, 2011 issue of the Wall Street Journal contained an interesting article about the problems facing the Morgan Stanley global real estate fund. The article points out that Morgan Stanley (MS) was forced to return about $700 million … Continue reading

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IS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET RECOVERING?

Recent articles have suggested that a commercial/investment real estate recovery may be underway but, is that really the case or is it wishful thinking? Much has been written about the potential value recovery of the rental apartment sector with that … Continue reading

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REITs GO GLOBAL

The Wall Street Journal of Thursday, November 10, 2010, carried an article by Anton Troianovski reporting that REITs are going global to find deals. The article cites the fact that many analysts question this strategy but also points out that … Continue reading

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THE REAL ESTATE BUBBLE

By now, if someone doesn’t know that real estate has declined in value, by a substantial amount, from its highs in 2007, they have just awoken from a three year sleep. There is no doubt that there was a real … Continue reading

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