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FDIC UNVEILS QUARTERLY BANK PROFILE:  SMALL BANKS VULNERABLE TO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FAILURES

FDIC UNVEILS QUARTERLY BANK PROFILE: SMALL BANKS VULNERABLE TO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FAILURES

Posted 03.02.2010 | Categories: Featured | 5 Comments

By CJ Follini The figures were released this week by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as it announced that the number of banks in trouble had risen sharply, and forecast that the rate of bank failures would increase. The report served as a stark reminder that the banking system remained in perilous health, despite large […]

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CNBC IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR WEALTH

CNBC IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR WEALTH

Posted 02.22.2010 | Categories: Featured | 12 Comments

I was sitting here writing another scintillating (at least I think so) feature article about creative approaches to alternative real estate investment while watching David Gregory interview Henry Paulson and Alan Greenspan on Meet The Press and I just couldn’t continue. Listening to these so-called sages pontificate forced me to save the draft and start a new article to release the frustration I have repressed about the dangers of the financial news media for a very long time.

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Sizing Up The Market For Assisted Living in 2010

Sizing Up The Market For Assisted Living in 2010

Posted 02.01.2010 | Categories: Featured, Senior Housing/Assisted Living | 1 Comment

by David G. Stevenson1 and David C. Grabowski

Assisted living has emerged as an important housing and long-term care option for older Americans. To date, development of this sector has occurred largely without government financing or regulation. In this study we used primary data that we collected on county-level assisted living supply to gain a fuller understanding of this sector nationally.

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New Idea For 2010: A Return to Win-Win

New Idea For 2010: A Return to Win-Win

Posted 12.28.2009 | Categories: Featured | 3 Comments

by CJ Follini I know this is a real estate publication and not a political blog and some of you will say that I should refrain from subjective commentary about social or political issues. But the soul of this site is innovative thinking in all forms and as the curtain falls on this difficult decade […]

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$80M Offered For Bankrupt Cabrini Hospital By Residential Developer

$80M Offered For Bankrupt Cabrini Hospital By Residential Developer

Posted 12.14.2009 | Categories: Featured, Medical Office/Healthcare | 1 Comment

by CJ Follini The  J.D. Carlisle Development Corp. submitted a preliminary bid $80 million for the five-building complex that once housed the Cabrini Medical Center—44% less than the bankrupt institution needs to pay off its creditors. On Friday, Grubb & Ellis filed a motion in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York […]

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The Blackswan 10 of 2009

The Blackswan 10 of 2009

Posted 12.13.2009 | Categories: Featured, Medical Office/Healthcare, Student Housing | No Comments

As the year winds down (thank God!), every list imaginable is trotted out online and in print for the innumerable list-obsessed crazies i.e. my wife.  There is a “best of, worst of” list for everything (List of Lists) from music, to art, to architecture, to political ads, to even the paranormal, and now, most important […]

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UNDERWRITING HEALTHCARE REAL ESTATE – THE NOYACK HEALTHCARE PROPERTY RANKING

UNDERWRITING HEALTHCARE REAL ESTATE – THE NOYACK HEALTHCARE PROPERTY RANKING

Posted 11.16.2009 | Categories: Featured, Medical Office/Healthcare | 5 Comments

By CJ Follini Our economy has always had recessions and has always gotten out of them. Our economy is made up of actions and reactions. We live in free markets that buy, manufacture, invest, liquidate, hire, fire, etc. Because it is impossible to achieve economic balance between all of these activities, our economy will always […]

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Medical Office Hangs Tough for Second Half 2009

Medical Office Hangs Tough for Second Half 2009

Posted 10.27.2009 | Categories: Featured, Medical Office/Healthcare | 1 Comment

With healthcare remaining the strongest sector of the economy, adding 222,000 workers so far this year for growth of 1.4 percent, medical office building (MOB) assets have been much more stable than traditional office properties. Only 1 percent of MOBs are currently distressed, equating to just $200 million in troubled loans, compared with almost $20 […]

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PARKING FACILITIES ARE A CASH COW….. POSSIBLY

PARKING FACILITIES ARE A CASH COW….. POSSIBLY

Posted 10.12.2009 | Categories: Featured, Parking Facilities | 4 Comments

By Michael Tepper and CJ Follini “Hello my name is CJ Follini and I own a parking garage; more than one in fact.” If you think this sounds like an excerpt from a substance abuse meeting you’re not mistaken. Sometimes my professional real estate investment peers think I should only disclose my garage ownership to […]

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Student Housing: A Tower of Strength

Student Housing: A Tower of Strength

Posted 10.02.2009 | Categories: Featured, Student Housing | 3 Comments

By Oliver Swan The credit markets remain frozen. Real Estate Econometrics (REE) estimates that 2.88% of CRE loans were in default in the Q2 09, up 63bps from the first quarter. REE further estimates that the CRE default rate will exceed 5% in 2010 and expects maturities to peak at $1.6 billion in 2012. Does […]

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