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To Catch A Thief

The fact is that unless you’re an attorney or a CPA you probably don’t run time or project management software like Timeslips, Zola, Toggl, Mind42, Rescue Time or others. And as a result you aren’t and really can’t bill clients in that fashion; if you could, today’s tech tools could help solve the problem. Maybe. At […]

The Next Crash

When I’m networking with commercial real estate professionals, the question of “When is the next crash?” often comes up. Maybe it’s human nature. My current local market in the Tampa Bay area is performing very well, in most if not all sectors. Brokers are doing very well with many inbound prospects and little need for […]

Be in the driver’s Seat

Who doesn’t want to be in control? Truth is, few things in life really are under our control. However, appraisal and vendor management is one of them. As a chief credit officer, how’s your “car” (analogy for your appraisal department) performing? Specifically, the selection and the engagement workflow process. Educational and market experience for specific […]

IACREA Meeting April 12th

The annual IACREA meeting will be held at the Union League Club of Chicago on April 12th at 5:30 pm.  The annual fee this year is $175.  Please contact Rob Landis with questions.   2018 IACREA Dues

Just Skip It

  October 11, 2017 Volume 19 – Number 18     Streamlining the Business of Commercial Real Estate Brenda Dohring Hicks, MAI, CEO RealWired! Just Skip It Nope. Don’t skip it. “Skip it” as an idiom has many meanings. Many times we might use it to just mean “oh never mind.” Or we might say […]

Blackstone, Wells Fargo Buy $23 Billion In Property From GE

According to Bloomberg, Blackstone Group LP and Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to buy most of General Electric Co.’s real estate assets in a deal valued at about $23 billion, in an effort to further shrink GE’s financial unit. Bloomberg’s Devin Banerjee reports that GE Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt “does not want GE to be a […]

The Trouble with Rates in the Subdivision Development Method to Land Valuation

Brian J. Curry has written an excellent article on Subdivision Valuation for The Appraisal Journal. Valuation of subdivision land is not a one-size fits-all endeavor. This article demonstrates the relationship between profit and yield and their application in land valuation. A subdivision development static method is suggested, and the impact of leverage, trending, and project […]