Expensive Nostalgia
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Posted in Point - Counter Point, Summer 2004 on July 2004
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The High Cost of Farm Preservation Editor’s Note: An article entitled “Expensive Nostalgia: The High Cost of Farm Preservation” by Claude Gruen recently appeared in the Gruen Gruen & Associates online newsletter, “Trends.” Claude and Nina Gruen are nationally recognized economists. Their firm provides real estate consulting services nationwide and can be found on the […]

What is the Value of Capital? (A Different Perspective)
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Posted in Point - Counter Point, Spring 2004 on May 2004
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In many, perhaps even the majority of syndicated partnerships; the cash investor receives a priority return at a nominal rate, plus a share of the profits. Phil Corso, S.E.C, nicely illustrates an example of this financial arrangement in another article in the issue, “Capital Formation Planning – OPM and Safety First.” In Mr. Corso’s article, […]

Capital Formation Planning
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Posted in Point - Counter Point, Spring 2004 on May 2004
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OPM and Safety First There are three fundamental rules of capital formation planning when considering how to attract investors to any real estate venture. In other words, there are some “Golden Rules” for utilizing “OPM,” (other people’s money) to create value for yourself and your investors and, along the way, build your personal estate: The […]