Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Blog Update......Finally

Finally, at long last, I am getting around to updating my blog. Most readers have assumed it was dead, joining the hundreds or perhaps thousands of other well intentioned efforts to provide meaningful content to a faithful following. The truth is I have been following the industry and capturing news all along in “draft” form for the benefit of those I work for or advise. (You cannot provide expert advice without adequate market research.) But I have found it difficult to find the time to refine each post or search for the most revealing or insightful source for each story.

Most people grossly underestimate the time commitment that a blog requires. I try to provide readers with links to news articles that provide the greatest level of transaction detail and insight possible on transactions that “move the needle” ($20 million or greater.) I try to avoid press releases and articles that are nothing more than marketing fluff. But this has become increasingly difficult in a media environment where journalism budgets have been drastically cut and some of the better news I uncover is only available for a fee. This makes maintaining this blog a very time consuming endeavor, and one that takes a “back seat” to the more pressing demands of livelihood and family.

You may notice a disproportionate number of news stories covering European companies as I update this blog. That’s because Europe is where the “action” is now and has been for some time. European companies own a disproportionately larger share of their occupational real estate than their U.S. counterparts. They have been monetizing real estate assets at very rapid pace lately with banks clearly leading the pack. I foresee this trend continuing for some time to come.

I will make a concerted effort to keep this blog as current as it is informative. Please send me any news links you uncover about significant sale leaseback or net lease transactions that would be of interest to readers.

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1 comment:

Philippines property said...

I can see that you are putting a lot of time and effort into your blog and detailed articles! I am deeply in love with everycal single piece of information you post here. Will be back often to read more updates!

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