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A Closer Look at Private Securities and FinTech

A Closer Look at Private Securities and FinTech

(Note to Readers: I wrote and finalized this article on February 25, 2020. We placed it in our regular queue at that time for publication on March 25. In that short 30-day interval, the world has altered dramatically, beyond all conceivable imagination. We are...

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Investing in Real Estate Can Provide Tax Benefits

Investing in Real Estate Can Provide Tax Benefits

Much has been made about changes to the tax code arising from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed into law in late December of 2017. The TCJA preserved and enhanced many of the tax benefits associated with real estate investing. Depreciation is one of the strongest...

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The World of Private Securities

The World of Private Securities

To be a true expert in any field requires a devotion to one’s subject and expenditure of a great deal of time going deep. Knowing a subject to its greatest possible extent is almost never fully achieved but the effort is worth it. The pursuer of such knowledge is...

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People, Principles, and Asset Types

People, Principles, and Asset Types

People ask me all the time what I think about various real estate asset types. Is multifamily still a good option or is it overbuilt and overpriced? Is office product more dangerous than other asset types, with the high capex requirements, leasing commissions, and...

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Middle Market Real Estate and the Coming Recession

Middle Market Real Estate and the Coming Recession

Several years ago, I began writing a series of regular blogs, more like short articles really, about various aspects of what I then called Small Balance Real Estate (or SBRE). The blogs were generally well received I think because I tried to write about real, bona...

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