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  • Jun 28, 2013
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    In Real Estate: Look for Other People’s Headaches

    While many managers may talk about finding high quality, diamonds-in-the-rough, for managers in the commercial real estate space, the best finds are the fixer uppers....More
  • Jun 12, 2013
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    Sold: RCAP to Purchase First Allied

    The sister company of American Realty Capital has announced its purchase of First Allied Holdings, encompassing $32 billion in assets and 1,500 advisors....More
  • Jan 17, 2013
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    REIT Conversions: A Creative Way to Create Shareholder Value . . . and Not Pay Federal Corp. Income Taxes

      CBS is creating shareholder value --- and, just as important --- reducing its tax burden. How? By turning is outdoor, billboard advertising unit into a real estate investment trust (REIT). Of course the IRS will have to approve of the move, because not just every company that owns its building can be considered a REIT. (But the definition of real property is getting weird, if you ask me.)...More
  • Jan 12, 2013
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    Jack Lew: Good for Wall Street, Bad for Investors? Oh, Puh-leeez. Finance Is Already One of Most Regulated Industries

    Deregulation did not --- as in did not --- cause the financial crisis: Misregulation did. I keep reading, and hearing references to, the deregulation of Wall Street...More
  • Dec 5, 2012
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    The Real Causes of the Financial Crisis 5

    What many fail to see—particularly Democrats who want to demonize Wall Street and bankers—is the government’s role in this financial debacle of 2008 and 2009....More
  • Jul 20, 2012
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    Non-Traded REITs: Not the Next Madoff

    The valuations of some non-traded REITs are causing a stir among advisors and broker/dealers, but some say this is not the next Bernie Madoff situation....More

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