Wed 04/ 30/ 14

The ABCs Of Corporate Decision Making

By |2014-04-30T15:28:24+00:00April 30th, 2014|

When Dan Ustian, who had headed Navistar International’s engine unit, needed to decide how to meet new air quality requirements, he gambled $700 million on a fix that his engineers did not know how to implement. Two years past the EPA deadline, Navistar’s engine is still unable to meet emissions test standards, resulting in a [...]

Wed 04/ 30/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: April 30, 2014

By |2014-04-30T08:52:33+00:00April 30th, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • Office Recovery Hits Halfway Point as Demand for Space Spreads Across More U.S. Markets by Randyl Drummer of CoStar Group. Key excerpt: [...]

Wed 04/ 23/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: April 23, 2014

By |2014-04-23T07:30:00+00:00April 23rd, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to four stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • Crowdfunding Spreads to Hotels as Hard Rock Sells Stakes by Nadja Brandt of Bloomberg. Key excerpt: “Real estate crowdfunding is spreading to [...]

Fri 04/ 18/ 14

Four on Friday: Brooks Holstein of COMVEST Properties

By |2014-04-18T13:56:28+00:00April 18th, 2014|

Brooks Holstein is the founder and managing member of Biloxi, Miss.-based COMVEST Properties. In today’s Four on Friday, we talk with Brooks about his firm, his career and his important contribution to coastal Mississippi’s recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. HS: Give us an overview of Comvest Properties.  Holstein: COMVEST Properties and its affiliate, [...]

Wed 04/ 16/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: April 16, 2014

By |2014-04-16T09:05:25+00:00April 16th, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to four stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • Real-Estate Crowdfunding Finds Its Footing by Andrew Blackman of The Wall Street Journal. Key excerpt: “Crowdfunding has caught on in a variety [...]

Fri 04/ 11/ 14

Four on Friday: Jim Ackerman, New Hartman Simons Attorney

By |2014-04-11T07:30:00+00:00April 11th, 2014|

Jim Ackerman, who currently serves as general counsel and vice president of leasing in The Sembler Co.’s Atlanta office, will join Hartman Simons as a partner on April 21. Ackerman has been with the retail development and services firm since 2000. In today’s Four on Friday, we talk with Ackerman about his history with Hartman [...]

Wed 04/ 9/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: April 9, 2014

By |2014-04-09T07:30:00+00:00April 9th, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • Building Healthier Master-Planned Communities by Patricia Kirk of Urban Land Magazine. Key excerpt: “Randall W. Lewis, executive vice president and director of [...]

Fri 04/ 4/ 14

Four on Friday: Patti Pearlberg of Coro Realty Advisors

By |2014-04-04T08:06:44+00:00April 4th, 2014|

A partner and vice president of asset management at Atlanta-based Coro Realty Advisors, Patti Pearlberg has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate. In today’s Four on Friday, we talk with Pearlberg about how she became interested in commercial real estate, what compelled her to obtain her law degree and the challenges [...]

Wed 04/ 2/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: April 2, 2014

By |2014-04-02T11:10:37+00:00April 2nd, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • REIT Returns Outpace Gains in Broader Market During First Quarter by Sarah Borchersen-Keto of REIT.com. Key excerpt: “Returns on equity REITs far [...]