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Bruce Kirsch
Bruce Kirsch writes on:

How to Select a Discount Rate for a Commercial Real Estate Investment (Part 2)


How should we think of the discount rate?
To complicate matters, there is unfortunately more than one way to think of the discount rate.
Part 1
The first way I like to explain the discount rate is that it reflects your level of confidence in the occurrence of a projected future dollar value ending up being exactly what [...]

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Bruce Kirsch
Bruce Kirsch writes on:

How to Select a Discount Rate for a Commercial Real Estate Investment (Part 1)


How do you determine the discount rate for your analysis? This is an easy question to ask and a somewhat tricky one to answer. My thoughts are below. Sound off in the comments section.
First of all, what is the discount rate?
The discount rate is first and foremost an annual rate (expressed as a percentage) that is [...]

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Lisbeth Calandrino

Do you Know the Rules to Play the Success Game?


Recently a friend of mine told me I was hostile. At first, I was a little bit miffed, and then I laughed. In my own mind, I think he is pretty hostile, but it takes one to know one.
Each of us has our own way of dealing with the world. It reminded me of the [...]

Stephen Frey
Stephen Frey writes on:

Mission Driven Design Powering Business (Part 2)


As architects, designers and workplace strategists, we feel the more closely you embrace your mission, brand and values in the design of your office, workplace, manufacturing facility and more, the more likely you will cultivate a more engaged and motivated work community setting you up for long term success. We adjust this approach to each [...]

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Stephen Frey
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Mission Driven Design Powering Business (Part 1)


Vermont and the northeastern US has big problems but some great opportunities. Our population is not growing. Large and small businesses are leaving our states and ironically for us all, this is not sustainable.
As business people we can do better. As Vermonters and Northeasterners in business for profit or not, we have something others don’t. Together [...]

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Wes Morgan
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Meeting with Joe


Joseph Lehrer was appointed President/CEO of the HBE effective October 2013 while Chairman and Founder Fred S. Kummer, approached his 85th Birthday (in April, 2014). Fred plans to continue to managing day-to-day operations. Josesph had been with Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. and served as HBE’s corporate attorney for a dozen years.
Joe found an article [...]

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Nicholas Miner
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Summer Doldrums or the New Normal


I attended an ASU Real Estate Council hosted event recently, moderated by Mark Strapp. Pete Bolton at NGKF and Chris Toci at Cushman & Wakefield were the panelists. Here are some interesting take aways.
Apartments/Single Family Market

There are approx. 240,000 single family rental (SFR) homes in the metro with an estimated occupancy is 98%. (There is [...]

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Duane Craig
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Finding Common Threads Between Millenials and Boomers


Ever since the millennial generation arrived on the scene, people have been trying to figure them out. Of course, that was also the case for Generation X and even for the boomers before them.
Now, at least one expert says it might be better to quit trying to manage the millenials, and instead, focus on leading [...]

Bruce Kirsch
Bruce Kirsch writes on:

The Young Guns Interview Series: Craig Berberian


This is the first in a series of 7-question interviews with REFM customers who are rising stars in their fields.
1. How did you get started in the business?
I took an intro to real estate class at NYU’s Continuing Education School and then decided to take the required prep classes for the Salesperson Licensing Exam. After [...]

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Lisbeth Calandrino

Want to be Successful? You’ll have to do your own pushups. (Part 2)


I was listening to a friend of mine talk about her illnesses; most of which are fictional. Yes, she has a bad back, but who doesn’t? She has been told to take Yoga and water aerobics to stretch her tight muscles. She continues to go from doctor to doctor to get some sympathy and the [...]

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