Monthly Archives: June 2010

Don’t Believe the Hype

Don’t Believe the HypeBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM For as much speculation as there has been on the looming Commercial Real Estate bust, the opportunities to acquire distressed assets in the Southern California area are minimal at best. What’s more, the fundamentals are now comprised of flat rents (somewhat stable in comparison to 2008 & […]

Three Steps to Successful Advertising

Three Steps to Successful AdvertisingBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Last month I was featured as a panelist at the Apartment Association of Orange County’s informational luncheon covering a topic I am quite familiar with: internet advertising. While advertising on the internet is a relatively simple task, it is difficult to do correctly. In fact, many […]

Defeated! Proposed Moratorium on Rental Increases in the City of Los Angeles Goes Down!

Defeated! Proposed Moratorium on Rental Increases in the City of Los Angeles Goes Down! By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Let freedom ring! In a battle of principles, apartment owners in the City of Los Angeles won big last week. In a battle of hard number financials, the victory remains dismal. The allowable 3% increase in […]

Business Practices That Amaze (and not in a good way), Part I

Business Practices That Amaze (and not in a good way), Part IBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM This week’s “it amazes me that people like this are in business” thought came to me while reading an article published in Realtor Magazine. The article referred to or suggested that in the years 2002-2008, otherwise known as an […]