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Landmark Links January 30th – Round We Go

  Quick programming note: Your chance to get a lifelong Giants fan (me) to don an Eagles or Patriots jersey and root for one of those teams, while doing just a little bit to end homelessness is quickly running out.  For those of you interested in humiliating me for a really good cause, here’s the […]

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Landmark Links January 26th – Selling My Soul

  Lead Story…. If you’ve ever wanted to watch your favorite blogger make an ass of himself for a good cause, Super Bowl Sunday is your chance!  First a little backstory: California became my adopted home about 17 years ago but the first 18 years of my life were spent in Northern New Jersey.  My father […]

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Landmark Links January 23rd – Funny Money

  Lead Story…. One of the biggest criticisms of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is that, for something that purports to be a unit of exchange, you sure can’t buy much with it.  The primary problem is that fluctuations (mostly upward) in the price of the “currency” make holders unwilling to use it for purchases (imagine […]

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Landmark Links January 19th – Get Back in the Game

  Lead Story…. At times, California’s housing affordability crisis can seem so overwhelming in scope that its difficult to figure out where to start.  We are so far behind in developing the number of units needed that any incremental changes appear to be little more than a drop in the bucket.  Fortunately, for the first […]

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Landmark Blockchain CryptoLinks January 16th – Cashing In

  Lead Story…. A bit short on time writing this between the long weekend and the fact that it was my birthday on Sunday so I wanted to focus on something a little outside the box – the most brilliant strategy in corporate America today, possiblye in history.  So what is it?  Take any moribund […]

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Landmark Links January 12th – Slight Improvement

  Lead Story….  The tax reform law has officially passed and the dust is finally starting to clear so I thought that it would be a good time to revisit and see how housing actually fared after the final bill became a law (provisions dealing with commercial property were largely positive – save for capital […]

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Landmark Links January 9th – Unrealistic Expectations

  Lead Story…. A few months ago, I was having lunch with a friend who works for an allocator that has a large private equity fund as an LP.  His business is to deploy and manage capital for the LP (the private equity fund) in the residential development space. The conversation primarily focused on how […]

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Landmark Links January 5th – Inevitability

  Lead Story….  The French chemist Antoine Lavoisier discovered the Law of Conservation of Mass which states that “matter can neither be created or destroyed” in 1785.  As a corollary to this, I’d like to propose a new law in 2018: the California Law of Conservation of Taxes.  It states that a tax can be […]

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