November 02

Back to the Future

Back to the Future As a kid, one of my favorite movies was “Back to the Future”. In the movie, Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, connects with Doc, played by Christopher Lloyd, a mad scientist of sorts, and is given the opportunity to travel back in time in a tricked out Delorean automobile […]

October 23

It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again

It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again By: Nicholas A. Dunlap RIP Yogi 1925-2015 I’m sorry, have we met? Wait a minute –  I am certain that I have been here before. It’s deja vu all over again!  Or as the late Yankee great Yogi Berra put it: “it’s like deja vu all over again”.  But […]

August 22

A Poem For Janet

A Poem For Janet I’m not much of a poet, but I couldn’t help but write a little something about the fed’s complete misunderstanding of today’s market.  I’ll make it simple. Show me consistent, sustained economic growth, new jobs and allow people to really feel good about things again. I mean REALLY feel good. None […]

August 13

Investors Fear the Froth

Investors Fear the Froth Like a bad milkshake or a pint poured too quickly, the froth-filled commercial real estate market is now causing concern for investors across the globe. And while the fundamentals driving the residential sector are different this time around (in comparison to 2007) the low capitalization rate and lower interest rate phenomenon […]

July 10

Service Driven Sales

Service Driven Sales You see, it’s not just me.  Other industry professionals, journalists and experts involved in the multifamily industry share in my distaste for LRO and other such revenue management programs.  Included below is an excerpt of an email I sent to Multifamily Executive (MFE) Editor Jerry Ascierto in response to his column summarizing […]

July 03

Life Lessons

Life Lessons As a kid, my dad taught me lots of lessons. And one lesson he taught me over and over was to avoid putting my pride or ego so close to a decision I had made or was making that it became difficult or impossible to change my mind without hurting my pride. Think […]

June 21

Hustle and Flow

Hustle and Flow  Hustle and Flow is one of my favorite movies of recent years. DJ, the film’s main character, is a charismatic and charming young man who also happens to be, well, a pimp. And he’s not proud of it, but it’s how he makes ends meet in Memphis, Tennessee as he seeks to […]