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Welcome to the Fiberhood

This post discusses our digital thirst for more and more and bandwidth. How will we in CRE deal with this issue?

Tim Cook’s #CRE Challenge

What if the CEO of the largest company in the universe called you and said he had a little project he'd like you to work on? He thinks you’re a pretty swell leader, and he wants you to shake up the office landlord business. What would you do to make Mr. Cook a happy man?

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Uh oh. I just read the latest Cushman & Wakefield US office market report and I think we got a little ahead of ourselves in calling the real estate depression of the last five years completely over. So, apparently, did landlords who are trying to float major increases in asking rents. I’m a positive […]

Automatic For The People

What advice would world famous purveyor of pork Weaver D give to landlords? It's all Automatic for the People!

What Would Warren Do?

As reported in this recent WSJ article, even Warren Buffet
is buying back his own company's stock. The Journal reports that Berkshire
Hathaway has a stunning amount of cash totaling nearly $50 billion dollars
on hand. In the first 6 months of this year, the company generated $9.7 billion in cash or nearly $54 million per day.
Mr. […]

Ranch Dressing

Ah, the economic malaise continues. This New York Times article (Fed Divisions Led to a Compromise on Interest Rates) starts with a pulse quickening statement: "No one knows what to do to fix the economy." With the certainty of uncertainty continuing to be a daily media subject, interest rates are trending near all time lows. Yes, one […]

Everywhere a Sign

It was a different time. In the early 1970’s the hippy movement was in full swing, and an unemployed 25 year old singer in a rock band in Ottawa, Canada sat down one day, mad at the world. The results of his youthful anger – the song “Signs” — would become a powerful anthem […]

Git-R-Done; Time To Move Those Deals Forward

Disney's acclaimed Pixar unit recently released Cars 2 with “co-stars” race-car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and tow-truck Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy). In the movie, the characters head to Europe and Japan to compete in the World Grand Prix, but of course get side tracked with all manner of problems, including […]

Nobody Loves Me But My Mother (And She Could Be Jiving Too)

By Ken Ashley
ATLANTA (April 4th, 2011)
This great BB King song must be emblematic of how some down on their luck developers feel at this point in the market. Tenants are demanding rent reduction and more services; the tax man wants to be paid; the lender is holding on the other line and oh, by […]

DeTERMination

By Ken Ashley

(ATLANTA) March 7th, 2011

No matter what market conditions are, we frequently get questions about what is “fair” for a term or length of lease commitment. If corporate users

could get landlords to commit to a scenario where they could unilaterally terminate every year, every month or even every day, then that would be […]