Real Estate (5)

Caught Off Guard: The Real Estate Cycles

For those of us who have been in the commercial real estate business a good while, we can say with a great degree of certainty that we will never forget the real estate cycles and the market crash of 2008 and beyond. Many liken it to being a stock broker during the stock market crash […]

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Utilizing the SOF Truths in CRE

A large part of my focus in both tBL posts and my personal blog, is taking experiences from my time in the Army and transferring them to business (commercial real estate) and life. The Special Operations Forces or SOF Truths were originally written in 1987 by retired Army Colonel John Collins.  According to United States […]

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3 Ways That War Makes You a Better CRE Professional (Part 3 of 3)

This is the final part of a 3-part series on how war makes you a better CRE professional. Please read Part 1 and Part 2 as well. Build a Network In Afghanistan, our network consisted of local villagers, elders, contractors, children, police, and even Taliban. Your network supplies you with intelligence (leads), and introduces you […]

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3 Ways That War Makes You a Better CRE Professional (Part 2 of 3)

This is Part 2 of a multi-part series on how war makes you a better CRE professional. Click here to read Part 1. Build Rapport Our Afghan counterparts (ANA) were critical to our mission in Afghanistan.  They knew the people, culture, terrain, history, and sketchy areas better than we ever could.  There were countless times […]

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3 Ways That War Makes You a Better CRE Professional (Part 1 of 3)

War teaches you a lot about life, death and yourself.  Over 2.2 million Americans have fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, and everyone had different experiences and take-aways.  I learned a lot while fighting on the front lines of Afghanistan, and had a lot of fun doing it.  Here are 3 things that have made me a […]

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