Category Archives: Politics

Trump Tower Retailers: Unintended Economic Impact Of A Political Victory

Donald Trump and Trump Tower

Regardless of the side of the political spectrum that you fall on, if you are a retailer located in or around Trump Tower the timing of the presidential election could not have been worse! With Thanksgiving officially kicking-off the Christmas shopping season, the imposing security that now surrounds Trump Tower, a building that sports some of the highest […]

Election 2016: What Impact Will A New POTUS Have On The Housing Market?

donkey and elephant photo

Round and round the two candidates for President of the United States go, and who will win next Tuesday we still don’t know! But, whether you back the candidate that’s represented by a Donkey or an Elephant, if you’re in the real estate business the question is what the eventual outcome of the election may have […]

Commentary: Politicians And Empty Promises!

lying politicians pandering for votes

Summary: Regardless of political party affiliation listen less to what the politicians running for office is promising, and more to whether what they promise is actually viable or economically feasible! ‘Commentary: Politicians And Their Promises That Can’t Ever Actually Be Kept!‘ Ronald Reagan: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.‘ My Conclusion First: I […]

Who Does The Real Estate Industry Want…Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

real estate and politics

In politics and business much can be learned by following the money trail from donors to candidates! Of course many (most) firms play both sides of the aisle by donating to candidates from each of the two major political parties but, in the case of the real estate industry, have the major players shown a preference for […]

Forget The Posturing And Political Games, We Have A Nation To Run! (Video)

political opinion,2016 presidential election

It occurs on both sides of the political aisle and I for one, am getting very tired of it all a full 10 9 months before the November election! I speak, of course, of the three P’s! These three P’s (there are likely more) consist of the pandering, promises andpolitical maneuvering that takes place all of the time in Washington. And […]

Elections Have Consequences! (Opinion)

political opinion

It’s a worrisome development that American society appears to be trending away from valuing integrity, charity and morality! And instead it’s delusions of grandeur and a focus on notoriety, fame and wealth that seems to be winning the day! Whether business, politics or day-to-day news, our culture has lurched towards the old Hollywood adage that ‘any publicity is good […]

Bernie Sanders: Business and Politics

Bernie Sanders, a self-avowed socialist and Democratic Party contender for the presidential nomination, is drawing many thousands of enthused ‘fans’ to his campaign events! But at the end of the day, is Bernie Sanders right for the United States? Why am I asking this question about a man who likely, hopefully, has no chance of […]

The Clock Is Ticking on New York City Rent Regulation Laws!

In a ‘What’s happening in Albany’ story, rent regulation laws and the 421-a tax abatement program are, incredibly, being held hostage by politics! In other words at the New York State level we are witnessing a carbon copy of Washington politics, a place where the battling between Democrats and Republicans is done at the expense of ordinary citizens who […]

Congress: Wealth AND Empathy?

This chart offers a look at the 2012 (and things have only gone up from there) net worth of the 25 richest members of the US House of Representatives! These are the very people who were sent to Washington to represent the interests of the hard working American businesspeople, workers and entrepreneurs everywhere! When they […]