The technical assistance teleconference “Disaster Recovery Plans for HIT – Why is it Important” was presented on July 31, 2009. Embedded at: www.hrsa.gov The presenters for this teleconference were Will Gaud, Diane Gaddis and Doug Smith.
Must see video Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) — Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz & Associates Inc., talks about US consumers and the outlook for the retail industry. Davidowitz also discusses the performance of Sears Holdings Corp., prospects for online retailers and mobile shopping, and commercial real estate. He talks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance Midday.” (Source: Bloomberg) www.zerohedge.com
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2010 launched a recovery for Europe’s economies and property markets alike. However, the way many of these economies are now supported has created great uncertainty. Ben Broadbent examines the strength of Europe’s economic foundations. Barbara Knoflach examines the prospects for European property in a challenging period for occupational demand, and the evolution of credit conditions across the continent. Keynote address by Ben Broadbent, UK Economist, Goldman Sachs (UK) Barbara A.Knoflach, CEO of SEB Asset Management AG and Managing Director of SEB Investment GmbH (Germany) Facilitator Courtney Fingar, Editor, FDi magazine, Financial Times Business (UK)
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www.reit.com Morningstar analyst Jason Ren spoke with REIT.com’s Allen Kenney during REITWeek 2010 in Chicago. Among the topics discussed were Ren’s view of a full recovery in commercial reale state. “The operating fundamentals remain quite deteriorated due to the low employment rate,” Ren said. “I don’t know if you can characterize a recovery as full-on without an improvement in the job market.” Ren added that timing for an increase in acquisition activity remains uncertain. “There is a massive amount of transactions that need to be refinanced, and in the absence of easy credit owners will either have to plug in more cash or let go of the properties,” Ren said. Public REITs are in the best position to acquire properties due to the strength of their balance sheets.
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