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Member Initiate Survey Report: Expense Allocation Policies

Posted on May 5, 2015 in IT & Accounting (I&A) by admin

A NAREIM member is reviewing their expense allocation policies – and had two questions about how other firms are treating expenses. What is your policy regarding expenses that can be construed as marketing such as donations to or tables bought at real … Continue reading

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R&I Report: Knowledge Workers Attempt to Make the Unknown Known

Posted on May 4, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” – Wernher von Braun   Unlike von Braun, real estate investors don’t build rockets, but the construction of a strong, safe, and successful real estate portfolio certainly calls for … Continue reading

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Zoning’s Early Warnings for Investment Impact

Posted on April 22, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

By Narendra Srivatsa Verisk Commerical Real Estate   Every toolbox holds a rusty hammer, the neglected tool that one day promises to come in handy. Hammers may be low-tech, but they’re difficult to break and highly reliable – often just … Continue reading

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L&C 2014 Report: Changing Rules of Engagement

Posted on April 21, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

In an environment of global uncertainty, investors are putting unprecedented amounts of capital into commercial real estate in general, and the U.S. markets in particular. In some cases, the amount of capital chasing deals is beyond what the returns seem to warrant, but … Continue reading

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Member Initiated Survey Report: Brokerage Licenses

Posted on April 20, 2015 in Asset Management & Acquisitions (AA) by admin

A member asked: Does your firm maintain a real estate brokerage license(s) in any of the states you are investing in? To find out the answer, click here:

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Regulatory Agencies Announce Results of Cybersecurity Initiatives

Posted on April 17, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

Editors’ Note: This article was originally published as a Mayer Brown Legal Update.  ********* On February 3, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) … Continue reading

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A&A Report: 2015 – A Year for Surprises

Posted on March 28, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

For a full report, click here. A year ago, if someone stood up at a NAREIM meeting and pronounced that oil prices might drop by half before year’s end, very few would have thought it credible. Last year, when someone might declare … Continue reading

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Leadership Contract Slides from EO Spring 2015 Meeting

Posted on March 18, 2015 in Member Section by admin

Click here to access files from meeting.

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FPL Leadership Perspectives: Leaders Are Largely “Born, Not Made”

Posted on March 13, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

One of the most fundamental mistakes (in assessing leadership) is the tendency to overvalue certain characteristics, attributes, and skills.   This feature FPL publication discusses the leadership qualities that drive success (and also lead to failure) in an organization. Topics … Continue reading

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Inland Report on Milennial Shopping Patterns

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

Inland’s most recent paper finds that while there are indeed many differences from how their parents (the Baby Boomers) shop, there are also surprising similarities. Among their conclusions: • Millennials love to shop • Nearly 80% buy in store after researching online … Continue reading

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