Monthly Archives: December 2011

Stocks & Bonds Vs Commercial Real Estate

Stocks & Bonds Vs. Commercial Real Estate By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Stock & Bond guys love to dog Real Estate. They see it as non-liquid and labor intensive. They see it as one headache after another, from roof leaks to angry tenants. What’s more, they lack the expertise to locate, identify and acquire real […]

Don’t Talk Trash Around a Garbage Can

Don’t Talk Trash Around a Garbage CanBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Nowadays, you can’t search for a business or property without the corresponding Yelp Review or Apartment Ratings content catapulting itself in front of your eyes. This can be a great thing if the reviews are positive or even accurate, but given society’s penchant for […]

Highlights From the Panel Discussion

Highlights From the Panel Discussion IREM has posted a summary of the panel I participated on in San Diego. If you click the link, you scroll down and will see highlights from the panel, including what some of the other panelists had to say about their careers in property management. The panel was a lot […]

Where We’re At

Where We’re AtBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Being the hybrid economic optimist/realist that I am, I want to point out some of the signs suggesting that our economy is improving. To liken our economy to a rock and a lake, I’d like to think that the rock is no longer sinking to the bottom of […]

Finding Substance Past the Headline

Finding Substance Past the Headline By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM The problem with our world today is that we thrive on headlines and article blurbs. We thrive on the “buzz” of the keyword or attention grabbing phrase that graces our internet homepage. People with short attention spans make permanent decisions on individuals, situations and scenarios […]