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To: Madharry who wrote (2704)5/11/2021 2:56:03 AM
From: elmatador
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The Amazon Paradox
"The more business move to online the more the value of brick and mortar"

Which Brick and mortar becomes more valuable?
The datacenter.

The IT, cloud infrastructure that supports everything that carried out online, is housed inside a datacenter.

If you were an Asset Management Company -that used to manage shopping malls- you would be thinking harder on leveraging what you know to move into managing these brick and mortar assets that support on line business.

Not only that, you could propose build to suit.

Note that now big datacenters users' large enterprises and hyperscale businesses have "outgrown their existing colocation portfolio and are seeking economies of scale by simply building their own facility."

One of the most important but less-discussed aspects of a built-to-suit data center is the flexibility tenants have with how to run it. Assuming they’re working with a full-service data center developer and operator with the staff and expertise to handle any or every aspect of managing daily operations, tenants can choose to operate the facility themselves or hand it off to the operator so they can focus on their core competencies and other aspects of their business.

ELMAT: The Asset Management Company become a business like today's tower companies that owns and/or manage the infrastructure of mobile operators. Ex: Castle Crown, America Towers Corp. or SBA Communications Corp.

For tenants that opt to hand off operations of their data center, it’s important that they work with a developer/operator that will function as a true extension of their team.

That means working with a partner that will use the tenant’s internal processes and tools, communicates and collaborates using the same systems, and will follow their capital approval and legal processes as though they were part of the tenant’s business.

You see the investors would be chasing tenants to their datacenters, training people and concentrating on their business while assured that the nitty gritty is being taken care off.

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To: elmatador who wrote (2711)8/9/2021 4:43:47 PM
From: John Vosilla
   of 2722

Today, more than four out of five people in the United States live in cities and urban areas. Over the country’s long history of urbanization, cities like New York, San Francisco and Chicago swelled not only in population, but also in their prominence as American cultural icons. That cachet helped these metropolises thrive even when economic conditions were challenging elsewhere, providing landlords and other commercial real estate stakeholders with a level of stability and security smaller cities couldn’t match.

In recent years, though, these storied cities started falling victim to their own success. Unebbing demand for limited residential and commercial space led to skyrocketing costs, and near-constant expansions and enhancements to government services necessitated new fees and higher taxes. At the same time, the emergence of remote working meant that people didn’t have to move to these uber-expensive cities to work for the companies that called them home. New technology, combined with cost of living and quality of life concerns, chipped away at that old preeminence, and businesses and individuals started choosing Atlanta over New York, Denver over Chicago and Austin over San Francisco. A Brookings Institution study found that population growth in the country’s largest urban areas dropped by almost half through the 2010s.

The COVID-19 pandemic amplified some of the disadvantages of living and working in densely populated cities and accelerated that migration. An October 2020 survey by freelancing platform Upwork found that as many as 23 million U.S. workers planned to move due to work from home flexibility, a near-term migration rate four times the usual level. Twenty percent of those planning to move were based in major U.S. cities. In San Francisco alone, 89,000 households have left the city, according to Public Comment in an analysis for USPS, and new office lease activity fell 71% in 2020 compared to the prior year, from 7.7 million to 2.2 million sq ft, according to Cushman & Wakefield. In New York City, January 2021 leasing volume was down 47% year-on-year, according to Colliers. The pandemic also boosted adoption of e-commerce, putting additional pressure on bricks-and-mortar retailers. Recent surveys have found that several years of e-commerce adoption has been compressed into a matter of months as a result of the pandemic.

The impact of this exodus goes beyond just quieter streets and emptier buses. The ensuing loss of tax revenue couldn’t come at a worse time for major cities already struggling with the enormous cost of combating COVID-19. A December 2020 survey of 901 city governments by the National League of Cities found that almost 70% had seen a negative financial impact from the pandemic, with respondents reporting a 21% drop in revenue and a 17% increase in expenditures, on average. And while many individuals and businesses can relocate, landlords and other commercial real estate organizations don’t have that option—their fortunes are inextricably linked to the recovery wherever their properties are located. These commercial real estate stakeholders are facing unprecedented vacancy rates and an uncertain path to recovery as the pandemic retreats.

ConclusionThe actions of tech-industry behemoths reflect a fundamental truth: New York City and the Bay Area will recover as the effects of the pandemic wane and will continue to be dynamic engines of American culture, innovation and finance. Case in point: While New York City experienced a year-on-year decrease in overall real estate market activity over the course of 2020, it was also home to 20 of the biggest lease deals of 2020, totaling 6 million square feet.

“Neither devastating fires when cities were made of wood, nor the cholera of Dickens’s London, nor the urban bombardments of World War II, nor the postwar fears of nuclear holocaust, nor even the shock of 9/11 fundamentally altered the pull to urbanize,” said Alex Krieger, architect and urban designer. “Neither will COVID-19 over the long term.”

In the meantime, landlords are in dire straits and need to shore up their finances to ensure survival. Beyond that, landlords will need to have a fundamental understanding of how their property sector changed due to COVID-19 and offer more flexibility in space usage, lease agreement terms and other areas to attract and retain tenants. Technology can help facilitate the process and drive efficiency.

While there are some steps commercial real estate stakeholders can and should take to make it through the current crisis and be better prepared for the next one, the fortunes of landlords and big cities are inextricably linked. COVID-19 accelerated migratory trends and showed without a doubt that big cities can’t rest on their laurels. Not only are they in competition with other big cities like Dallas and Miami, but with secondary cities like Austin and Charlotte that are getting another look due to the pitfalls of living in a big urban city during a pandemic. All parties can

benefit from getting involved in activities that benefit their shared interests, such as lobbying state and federal governments for aid and collaborating on improvements that will make their city more desirable.

Big cities are in the midst of a prolonged lull in demand from new residents and businesses, which will continue to have a deep and broad impact on everything from rents to government services. How long that downturn lasts will depend on the actions government entities, economic development agencies and even business owners themselves take—or don’t take—in the coming months and years

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From: John Vosilla8/30/2021 11:15:21 PM
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There are over 8 million renters not current in rent.

On a household basis over 3 million households are late.

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From: WoodEric012/17/2021 12:17:09 PM
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$MSPC - MetroSpaces - It might be surprising to discover that the price of MetroSpaces, A Cutting-Edge Real Estate Tech Company, isn’t as high as you’d expect it to be right now – which means now is a great time to get in on the ground up and hold stocks while this promising company grows.

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From: John Vosilla2/9/2022 6:32:38 PM
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New home supply is on the way.

There are more new homes and apartments under construction now than at any time in the last 45 years.

This includes everything from permitted homes that have not yet been started to homes whose completions have been delayed by months.

8:00 AM · Jan 29, 2022· Hootsuite Inc.

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From: John Vosilla2/9/2022 6:41:22 PM
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U.S. Housing Costs Surge, With No End In Sight

Locked out of the supply-constrained home-buying market, more households are crowding the rental market, driving up rents and stressing housing support programs.

The U.S. housing market shifted into overdrive during the pandemic, with more than 6 million homes selling in 2021 despite skyrocketing prices in many cities. From Miami (18.8% year-over-year increase) and Denver (18.6%) to San Diego (22.4%) and Phoenix (30.2%), it’s a national phenomenon. The median selling price for a home in November, $416,900, was nearly 25% more than it was in February 2020.

In the early weeks of 2022, there’s no sign that cutthroat biddingand rising prices won’t continue. The total inventory of homes on the market dipped below 300,000 nationwide in early January — less than half of the inventory available before the pandemic.

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From: John Vosilla2/9/2022 7:00:36 PM
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When will this end what are the signs we are close?

Looking for a flat to inverted yield curve probably higher than 2% and under 4% if look at long term trends since early 1980's peak.

12+ month bear market from the top in the large homebuilders. Looking at Lennar and DR Horton first.

at least six months inventory of existing home supply on the market.

PITI fixed rate homes priced below the local market median price versus equivalent rent no longer favorable in most housing markets.

Total mortgage debt to GDP approaches 2007 highs. Growing rapidly of late $200B a quarter new construction, cash out refi's and need to take on more and more debt with rising prices. This after being flat for a decade post financial crisis.

My Opinion we are getting closer but still at least 12-18 months away.. Oil up 28 days in the row big problem as was the huge spike prices and rents first half of 2021. Too much stress in part alleviate by more and more debt cars, houses eat + mortgage forbearance since COVID and 23% of income people get comes directly from the government more than double what it was 20 years ago. Is a mess no way out longer term. The more the government meddles everywhere the worst the backside of all this somehow, someday.

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To: John Vosilla who wrote (2717)4/18/2022 12:57:45 PM
From: Michael555
   of 2722
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From: alysteed7/12/2022 7:36:55 AM
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Hi! My wife and I have been looking to buy a house for a few years (we lived in a rented and small). I have a well-running business, so I thought of the possibility of buying the house at once, not through the mortgage. And, finally, this year, we’ve managed to gather a huge sum (my wife also works and has no kids yet). Thanks to, we have done all legitimate documents right and had no problems with that aspect. No problems with vacancy too. The only problem was refurbishing a house, because we found some things damaged, and some designs were just not so pretty. Now everything’s fine, and we are waiting for our first baby. What’s your experience, guys?

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From: John Vosilla7/29/2022 6:35:46 PM
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RE cycles last 17-18 years need patience.... Not the time to make a killing protect what you already have. Dead board ahead of the next housing crash nationwide probably 2024 nationally.

Mortgage forbearance via Cares Act rolling over many years non payment keeping at least 2.5M homes off the market. Was easy in the rising pandemic market tap the equity. Perhaps this is our subprime crisis this cycle?

Biden 2021-24 mirrors GWB 2005-08 just look at the flat yield curve, late cycle spike in home prices, rise in commodity prices, charts of homebuilders..

Seeing some isolated exhurban markets with tons of new construction outside San Antonio and Boise well above six months inventory already also boom fast growing areas like St George, UT.

In the southeast could only find the southern burbs of Raleigh over 6 months. In Florida hard to find any over 4 months YET..

Mostly buying, remodeling and selling these days. Cashed out all the rentals. Still limited supply where I work move in nice remodeled homes priced right sell quickly even now.

Drop in ten year under 2.7% bodes well for decline under 5% 30 year rates soon. What happens when fed starts selling MBS's on it's balance sheet later this year quantitative tightening? I hear $2.7T much of it purchased last year to help inflate the housing market even more.

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