Monthly Archives: June 2011

Just Another Reason to Invest in Real Estate

Just Another Reason to Invest in Real Estate By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Investing in real estate provides an exorbitant comfort, unrealized with that of stocks and bonds. That comfort of course, is the physicality of real estate through bricks and mortar. Property values or rental rates can plummet, but there is still the human […]

Some Thoughts on Private Placement Syndication

Some Thoughts on Private Placement Syndication By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Participating in a private placement syndication or partnership is an excellent way for investors to align themselves with likeminded individuals looking for similar returns or gains. What’s more, the partnership’s sponsor or General Partner will in most cases have a unique insight as to […]

Tailor It Down

Tailor It Down By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Way back when, the income you received from your multifamily property was comprised primarily of rent, late fees and other fees associated with move-in or move-out. Now, there are a number of ways apartment owners are profiting. From partnerships with Cable TV and Internet companies to valet […]

The Multi-Generational Workplace

The Multi-Generational WorkplaceBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Last Friday, I had the opportunity to sit on a panel at the Southern California Real Estate Conference in which we discussed the multi-generational workplace. Represented on this panel were: Builders, Boomers, Gen Xers & Millennials. It was brilliantly directed by managerial/generational rapport expert Chip Espinoza, Ph. D.c. […]

Fish In a Barrel?

Fish In a Barrel? By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Every bad movie or nowadays, bad television show, about real estate seems to have a scene where the wiser, more mature figure informs a young, uninformed colleague that real estate is about three things: “location, location, location.” As cheesy, insignificant or irrelevant as it may seem […]

The Jobs Forecast Is Bleak, Unless You’re Talking About Steve

The Jobs Forecast Is Bleak, Unless You’re Talking About SteveBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM I knew the numbers would not be great, but come on: unemployment actually ticking upward? Stats released this morning by the Labor Department buck the trend of positivity we have experienced over the past year and a half. While we certainly […]

Smart Investing Starts Here…

Smart Investing Starts Here. Buy My Book! The Four Benefits by Nicholas A. Dunlap |