Here are the Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2020

There are many adjectives that could be used to describe all of the Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2020: Innovative. Driven. Brilliant. But that doesn’t mean they don’t all have secrets they keep mostly to themselves. Consider this surprising fact: “I would love to meet and have lunch with Snoop Dogg,” saysContinue reading “Here are the Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2020”

Real estate market frozen by pandemic

By JOHN GITTELSOHN & NOAH BUHAYARBloomberg The U.S. commercial real estate market is showing ever greater signs of stress, but there are still few deals to be had. Transactions fell 68 percent in the second quarter across all property types compared with 2019 as potential buyers and sellers remained far apart on the prices ofContinue reading “Real estate market frozen by pandemic”

Everything You Need to Know About Opportunity Zones

Shanti Ryle Content Marketing Manager One of the biggest challenges that investors in assets such as stocks, businesses, and real estate face is how to sell and reinvest, without triggering a significant capital gains tax liability.  While traditional 1031 tax-deferred exchanges are a popular strategy for commercial real estate, it can often be hard toContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About Opportunity Zones”

The feared jumbo mortgage debacle is here — thanks to the coronavirus — and ready to pound the housing market

Published: July 22, 2020 at 5:08 p.m. ET By: Keith Jurow Back in January, my column for Marketwatch detailed the massive danger that jumbo mortgages posed for U.S. mortgage and housing markets. After months of actions to counter the impact of COVID 19, the potential jumbo mortgage disaster is clearer than ever. Jumbo mortgages are loans that areContinue reading “The feared jumbo mortgage debacle is here — thanks to the coronavirus — and ready to pound the housing market”

As the economic fallout of the pandemic continues to unfold, banks are rushing to close credit card accounts or slash credit limits to curb their risk.

“These are really big numbers,” said Matt Schulz, chief industry analyst at CompareCards. “It means that an awful lot of Americans had one of their financial security nets taken out from under them in one of the most difficult economic times in American history.” 1 in 5 cardholders saw a credit decrease of at leastContinue reading “As the economic fallout of the pandemic continues to unfold, banks are rushing to close credit card accounts or slash credit limits to curb their risk.”

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn to cut 960 jobs, or 6% of its work force due to pandemic – MarketWatch

Job networking site LinkedIn is cutting about 960 jobs, or 6% of its work force, as it moves to align the business with the new COVID-19 world. In a message… — Read on http://www.marketwatch.com/story/microsoft-owned-linkedin-to-cut-960-jobs-or-6-of-its-work-force-due-to-pandemic-2020-07-21

Steer Clear of “Steering”

July 10, 2020Working With Buyers, Fair Housing, Fair Housing Act “Steering” is the practice of influencing a buyer’s choice of communities based upon one of the protected characteristics under the Fair Housing Act, which are race, color, religion, gender, disability, familial status, or national origin. Steering occurs, for example, when real estate agents do not tell buyers aboutContinue reading “Steer Clear of “Steering””