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Economic Summary from CCIM 1st Quarter 2009 - 04/29/09 09:59 PM
> U.S. economic conditions continue to deteriorate. The Federal Reserve does not expectrecovery to occur until late 2009 or early 2010, according to the March 4, 2009 Federal ReserveBeige Book. In addition, consumer spending continued to decline, while travel and tourism,manufacturing, and lending activity also fell. > At its March 18, 2009 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) continued the targetrange for the federal funds rate at 0 to 0.25 percent. This range was established in December2008 in response to the combination of declining consumer demand, slowing exports, tight credit,and rising unemployment, which have continued to weigh on the economy. (0 comments)
Lease Restructuring: A Message To Retail Landlords - 04/28/09 09:50 AM
In today’s current economic climate, landlords are being inundated with lease restructuring requests from retailers. The landlords are gearing up for battle. Many of the landlords don’t recognize certain factors that might make them more cooperative and interpret these potential negotiations as something that is in their best interest instead of adversarial. First, industry experts were forecasting a Tsunami of store closings in 2009 that in many cases were anticipated at over 14,000. In particular, many articles anticipated huge numbers of closings for the beginning of 2009. Why haven’t we seen these huge numbers of closures? Retailers are undertaking the lease (0 comments)
Dr. Mark Dotzour to speak to SVN - 04/23/09 10:06 AM
The good news is we have yet again secured Dr. Mark Dotzour to speak to us on our West Coast / Central Region Deal Making Call this Thursday! Many of you will remember when he spoke to us last year and we were all very impressed! For those of you that missed that call, Dr. Dotzour is the Chief Economist at the Texas A&M Real Estate Research Center and is a frequent guest on many National TV shows and is in all the National publications. He tells me he is now making 5 to 6 speeches a week relating to commercial (0 comments)
Untitled document As I am sure you are aware, the Fort Worth Technology Expo is fast approaching on April 24th. One of our vendors that we think you should definitely check out at the show is Lead-Trac. Their system is an excellent tool for prospecting for more listings as well as finding qualified buyers because they have a database of phone numbers and mailing addresses for millions of property owners. Click here to see what a recent real estate blog had to say about Lead-Trac. The Lead-Trac staff will have a booth at the show and will be presenting at 9:30 AM (0 comments)
Consumer-lending activity has increased in numerous midsize cities in the U.S. - 04/06/09 10:05 PM
Many Smaller Cities Dodge Crunch in Consumer Lending By DAN FITZPATRICK Consumer-lending activity has increased in numerous midsize cities in the U.S., a sign they are riding out the recession better than big cities and rural towns, an analysis of credit data shows. As banks pull back on risk taking across the nation, consumer-loan balances in places like Huntsville, Ala., are rising. In Huntsville, a metropolitan area of 376,000 that is home to many government contractors, borrowing increased 13.2% per household in last year's fourth quarter, compared with the year-earlier period, according to data provided to The Wall Street Journal by (0 comments)
10% of all royalties paid to Sperry Van Ness benefit charity - 04/02/09 11:22 AM
Something we have not made a big deal about, but may be meaningful to some of your clients is the fact that 10% of all royalties paid to SVNI benefit charity. In 2006 and 2007 Mark Van Ness donated 10% of SVNI’s stock to charity that his trust owned. Specifically, since 2007 10% of all SVNI equity and earnings are owned by the Orange County Community Foundation and benefits social enterprises around the country and the world. The other 90% of the company stock is now owned by Mark’s trust. In terms of company revenue, although January and February were slow (0 comments)
SVN Has Formed a Corporate Sale-Leaseback Team - 04/01/09 09:59 PM
SVN Has Formed a Corporate Sale-Leaseback Team Middle-market companies - in every PMA are in need of capital! Business is down…and their banks are tough. SVN can help Middle-market companies, by structuring a sale-leaseback of their company-owned real estate. Buyers for medical office properties are ideal for this type of financing structure. Health care job growth has been confirmed moving up even in the worst economic downturns in our history. This helps explain why demand remains strong for NNN leased medical office properties. Sperry Van Ness International has specialist in all disciplines of commercial real estate. Members of the Sperry Van (0 comments)
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