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Nov 18, 2018, 5:19 PM
Changing of the Guards in Israel’s Next Government
This title can’t be truer to the word. Running defense never works – as the old idiom goes “cut the head off of the snake” – is the way to take our enemies once and for all understand that...
Aug 6, 2017, 2:17 PM
Face the Music – call a spade a spade
With the recent passing of Tisha B'Av, only gives insight to the plight and lives of the Jewish people 3000 years ago in Israel where Jews were both a majority and minority. Both temples stood for over 400 years....
Jan 5, 2016, 11:56 AM
Who will be the next Silicon Valley?
Tech growth in the US has unquestionably fueled higher values in CRE across the board from single family homes, land prices, office rents and increased rental rates for multifamily as well as compressed cap rates on purchasing income producing...
Jan 4, 2016, 10:13 AM
Increasing Fed Rate – Little Impact on CRE
The Fed’s recent decision to increase the Fed rate by 25bps. Kevin Thorpe - chief economist; Ken McCarthy - senior managing director and Rebecca Rockey - an economist in America’s Research lead a discussion during a webcast on September...
Jan 3, 2016, 1:08 PM
Crowdfunding expands opportunities for raising capital
Crowdfunding is exploding offering wide capital raising solutions to address the needs of sponsors and developers of real estate projects. According to Dow Jones VentureSource, during the first quarter of 2014, Venture Capital companies raised and funneled $118.5 million...
Dec 31, 2015, 10:02 AM
Investors Continue to Remain Bullish on US Real Estate
Despite rapid growth in the US real estate market that peaked in 2007, in a recent study by JLL US Investment Outlook Q2 2015 report noted that investment sales in office and multifamily assets have now surpassed 2007 levels....
Nov 30, 2015, 1:10 PM
Seattle Takes Off
Seattle has become one of the hottest cities in the US to live and work. Its picturesque waterfront city with the backdrop of the 14,000 foot Mount Rainer - the highest mountain of the Cascade mountain range, overlooking its...
Nov 29, 2015, 11:45 AM
Chicago’s South Loop Makes Big Gains
The South Loop was one of Chicago's first residential districts. In the 1850s, working-class immigrants, primarily Irish, initially settled south near the river to work in the railroad industry. By 1900, railroad tracks filled the southern edge of the...
Apr 3, 2015, 10:01 AM
Viable solutions for affordable housing
In my last article, I addressed how housing prices in Israel are unsubstantiated compared to other cities like New York and San Francisco where there is a gross disproportionate imbalance between family income and the price of the home....
Apr 1, 2015, 10:47 AM
What happened to affordable housing in Israel?
Homes prices in Israel are unquestionably among of the highest worldwide when looking at price per square meter. In Israel, the middle class sector is shrinking every day, creating huge polarization in the economy. What is so alarming is...
Ron Diller lives in Israel and has over 25 years’ experience in the US real estate industry, primarily in the multifamily sector.