Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Women! Commercial Real Estate (CRE) is NOT an exclusive Men's Club!

Many times I have seen news stories outlining where women are paid less then men! OR, how women want -- no demand -- equality!

Well, in the 24 years I have been a Real Estate Broker, I have Sold only a few properties to women.

Is that my fault?  I have said this before, and I feel I am repeating myself over and over and over, again and again.

Women! Commercial Real Estate (CRE) is NOT an exclusive Men's Club!

But do these women listen to me?  Hell, No.  And, through the years, I have noticed that numerous women will complain about Men Not Listening to them.

Well, whether you are a man or a woman, from my perspective: Woman need to show men that they can invest and work in the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) field just like a man.

Do you women want Men to treat you as an equal?  Then, women must start playing in the same arenas as men and one of the most lucrative arenas in the world is CRE.

So, instead of complaining you are NOT being paid the same as men, start being a CRE mogul and see IF that changes men's perception of you.

And when you do start acquiring CRE property, please be kind and contact me first.  I will be more than happy to show you how CRE pays you back over the long term.  You may have: "smart people' managing your money.  But, part of money management is diversification.  And CRE does just that!

For more Information about How? a Woman can get started in acquiring CRE property, contact David Howes at: david AT davidhowes DOT net or 702-501-9388

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Internet Idiots Ruin Humorous Comment!

The Internet is a frustrating place most of us go to for various reasons during our day.  It can be a place to learn, explore, and find interesting articles/topics to read as we meander through the world wide web while either working, playing, or just fighting off boredom.

The Internet tries to appease everyone.

I use it primarily to find owners of various properties in and around the Las Vegas, NV Valley.  And, I have learned that many owners of commercial real estate in Las Vegas are located in other states. And, trying to find these people can be grueling.  So, at times, I will foray into the world of Hollywood gossip.  Since I once worked on Films and TV shows decades ago, I like to read about celebrities and what they (or what their PR people say) are doing.

And, once in a while, I will place a comment here and there on one site or another trying to be humorous or reflective of my own life.  It's a release of the daily stress of searching for owners.

My mistake is I will write about what I know and with the Internet, you (I) should know better.

Most people who comment, will take what you say at face value.  They seem to appreciate the humor of a situation.

However, there are the idiots who for no reasonable reason take what you comment out of context. They make up implications about your comment that are completely not true. And, it is so alarming to read these misunderstandings(?).  (I can only assume that is all it is.)

So, lesson learned.  Comments be damn!

I will keep to myself and forever refrain from comments...(except when they are truly stupid, ignorant, or calling me unpatriotic! Or, ...)


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dumbest Purchases made by Athletes-Celebrities!

Proof positive that Athletes, young and not so young, made bad decisions that led to their financial ruin.

I still find it amazing that these men made such bad financial decisions and yet they never considered using this same money to acquire a NNN income property.

This has to be filed under the (What were they thinking?) category.


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And, even today, there are well located CRE income properties that can solidify the young athlete's  financial future -- IF they could just get out of their own way.

Just because you have a whole lot of money now, doesn't mean that, that money will continue to make you money unless you invest it wisely and diversify to include NNN income properties.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

8% Cap Rate in Las Vegas? Sorry, They are All Gone!

Last June 2014, I wrote this blog because I was being called by "out of state" investors wanting to acquire Las Vegas CRE at an 8% Cap Rate or better -- as one investor told me.

Well, it's been a year now and the Cap rates have actually 'Gone Down!'

This means, that the prices of CRE in Las Vegas are getting higher -- and other investors are buying these properties.

So, once again, I feel I have to re-address the issue:

For several years months now, I have been working with a couple of Buyers who are still searching the Las Vegas Valley for an 8% Cap Rate.

Unfortunately, for them, they are ALL gone.

The 8% Cap Rates went away about two years ago when Owners began to realize they were getting multiple offers for their property and/or they no longer "needed" to sell.

But, Not all properties are in such a rosie position.  Several Owners that I know are still struggling to make their loan payments and are still upside down at the end of the month.

But, when you come to Las Vegas expecting a steal, and you find out that a 7.5% Cap Rate is the best you are going to do, then, you shouldn't be wasting my RE Broker's time.

Walgreen's across the US are going for +/-5.5% Cap Rate.  Here in Las Vegas you might be the high bidder at a 6.75% Cap Rate.  But, IF you think an 8% Cap Rate should do, you will be out of luck.  There are no Walgreen's in Las Vegas selling for an 8% Cap Rate.  AND, you are foolish to be thinking that for any property in Las Vegas right now.

IF you are truly interested in acquiring a Las Vegas NNN investment, then contact me and we'll start the search.  But, 7 or 7.5% is going to be the the best sales price.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Self Driving Cars! Here they come, Ready or Not!

Whether you are ready or not, self driving cars are coming.

The set back is, at least in California and Nevada, a person MUST be sitting in the drivers seat!

I don't think I am ready for this, because I can barely sit still in any other seat in a car anyway.  And, Yes, I am a back seat driver.

This control while driving has been and will probably be, for the rest of my life, a mental -- giving up of control while driving -- problem.  So, relinquishing control over driving my car to a computer, is one of those "things" I don't want to do.  Sorry.  But, I like driving.  I like pretending I am always in a race.

So, please enjoy the self driving accident story below -- even IF the self driving cars were NOT at fault.


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Monday, May 4, 2015

Retired NFL Players Go Broke/Bankrupt within a few years of retirement!

I have written about this subject in previous blogs before.  And, I find this to be a crying shame.

After earning such a large sum of money in such a short time span: How do players end up broke or bankrupt?

My other question is: How do I reach these young men and try to educate them to NOT spend every dime they earn on intangible assets that lose value over time?

I realize that the athletes families don't help much because they are expecting (in some cases demanding) a lump sum payment for just being related to the athlete.

But, I still say, the best way to handle a greedy relative is to just give them an income rather than the lump sum they are demanding.  (And hiring a strong financial planner is the best way to go.)

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The end result of this, is pretty sad.  But, IF the athlete would contact me, I could show them how acquiring an income property could help them pay incomes to the greedy relatives of theirs.

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