Monthly Archives: March 2010

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April 22nd: Judgement Day?

April 22nd: Judgement Day?By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM This week in California there were over 131 arrests made of contractors who are accused of operating without the appropriate licenses for their trade. The arrests were made in conjunction with Contractors State Licensing Board investigators who suspected that these individuals had either been using someone else’s […]

The Lights Are On, But Nobody’s Home

The Lights Are On, But Nobody’s HomeBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Skyline Towers, the beautiful twin set of 25 story, high rise apartment homes located just off of the 55 freeway at Macarthur is now open and available for rent. Acquired earlier in March by Essex Property Trust in a JV effort, the firm purchased […]

Good News From Westwood

Good News From Westwood By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM UCLA’s School of Economics announced today its beliefs that the State of California is just a year away from economic recovery. Though unemployment will remain in the double digits through the end of 2011, by 2012 UCLA projects the unemployment rate at just below 10%. While […]

In Advertising It’s What You Say, Not How You Say It

In Advertising It’s What You Say, Not How You Say ItBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM The New York Post ran an article the other day that summarized a recent list of words a busy Real Estate brokerage (The Corcoran Group) will no longer use in their advertising. Among the words: exclusive, quiet, private, kids, walking, […]

Vacancy Rates On the Decline?

Vacancy Rates On the Decline?By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM CB Richard Ellis reported today that multi-family vacancy rates in the United States will decline from their all-time high of 7.4% in 2009. While rents are down approximately 1% from the fourth quarter of 2009, job losses have slowed and thus, occupancy rates are increasing, pushing […]

Undercover CPM

Undercover CPMBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM I am not much of a TV watcher outside of sports, news and other documentary type programming, but recently I have taken a liking to a show on CBS named “Undercover Boss”. In the show, an Upper Level Executive hits the streets and visits the various locations in their […]