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The Moment, the Question, and the Vision

Posted on August 27, 2013 in Viewpoints by admin

RealConnex’s Chief Capital Markets Strategy Officer and former investment officer with Morgan Stanley, Candlewood Investors, General Motors and Goldman Sachs, Joseph Stecher has an interesting point of view regarding the poor odds facing almost any firm wanting to raise a private … Continue reading

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Turning the Graying of America into the Rebirth of Retail

Posted on August 27, 2013 in Viewpoints by admin

Senior Real Estate Strategist Chris Macke of CBRE and frequent speaker at NAREIM events recently wrote this opinion piece that reflects on the potential for combining medical with retail uses in a time of aging baby boomers. (For a full … Continue reading

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Leadership = Focus on Essence, Platform, and Culture

Posted on August 27, 2013 in Viewpoints by admin

Partners Matt Slepin and Bill Whitlaw of Terra Search Partners and frequent speakers at NAREIM events recently wrote these questions and reflections from a discussion at the June 2013 20/20 Investor Summit with some of the top leaders in the … Continue reading

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2013 20/20 Summit Meeting Report

Posted on August 14, 2013 in Of Note by admin

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Challenges, Disruption and Leadership: Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted on August 14, 2013 in Viewpoints by admin

The 2013 NAREIM 20/20 Investor Summit Report has just been released. For a full report, click here  

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Survey Questions on Salary Increases

Posted on August 2, 2013 in HR by admin

A NAREIM member recently reached out to me to see if other members might be willing to answer a few questions about their firm’s salary increases this year. There are five questions that we put into an on-line survey.  It … Continue reading

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Suburban Office: It’s Not Dead Yet

Posted on July 23, 2013 in Viewpoints by admin

By Adam Falcheck* “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” – Mark Twain The recovery continues for commercial real estate although progress is slower than most would like and it’s certainly uneven. The largest ten or so investment management … Continue reading

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NAREIM CEO on CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange

Posted on July 23, 2013 in Viewpoints by admin

Gunnar Branson appeared recently on the CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange to discuss the ongoing densification of cities and its impact on commercial real estate in Toronto.

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Boards Push for Independence and Focus Shifts to CEO Succession

Posted on July 22, 2013 in Viewpoints by admin

There is an “ongoing push” for independent leadership at the Board level, according to findings in Ferguson Partners Ltd.’s (http://www.fpladvisorygroup.com) Corporate Governance Outlook 2013 survey. Click here for the survey report. The annual survey found that 52% of the respondents … Continue reading

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Combatting the “Age Gap”: How to Address REIMs Changing Demographics.

Posted on July 17, 2013 in Viewpoints by admin

NAREIM/FPL Pulse Series Second Quarter, 2013 Survey Report: Age demographics in the United States are undergoing a fundamental shift. Baby boomers, defined as those born between 1946 and 1964, today represent nearly a quarter of the U.S. population. This group … Continue reading

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