November 7th, 2011 by Kendall Shiffler
Mike Ablon’s latest guest post on D Magazine’s Real Points blog playfully ponders The Existence, Relevance, and Excellence of Social Media in Real Estate.
See what PegasusAblon has been doing in the social media realm by visiting our blog about life in the Dallas Design District, LowerOakLawn.com.
June 10th, 2011 by Kendall Shiffler
The Echo Boomers are addicted to ever-evolving technology that changes every two years, and often even more frequently. So how do you develop space targeted toward this generation when your project must stand for 30 years?
Mike Ablon tackles this question in his latest contribution to the D Magazine Real Points Blog: The iPhone, the iPad, and the I-Beam.
May 23rd, 2011 by Kendall Shiffler
It is commonly said that when in a transaction is in process, many people tend to over-complicate the real issues. And it is just as frequently said people tend to overlook complexities by oversimplifying critical items.
So which is it?
March 21st, 2011 by Steve Brookshire
My job at PegasusAblon requires me to stay knowledgeable about the economy and current market conditions, so I read a wide variety of economic and investment blogs and publications. Sometimes the insights bleed over into my personal life.
A good example is the chart, pictured above, from Carl Richards at BehaviorGap.com. Carl intended the chart as sound investing advice, but I think it also applies more broadly.
In MANY areas of our lives, we can become trapped into obsessing about things that matter, but that aren’t in our control. (The older I get the more I discover how little we control!) This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t think ahead or plan for contingencies, but once that’s done, our focus should be where our efforts influence the outcome.
We also expend too much energy on things we control but that don’t really matter. If you’re like me, just think back through your week and you’ll find plenty of examples.
Sadly, as I am thinking about it, my golf game probably isn’t in either circle. Hmmmm…..
December 9th, 2010 by Mike Ablon
When the clock strikes midnight and we commence 2011, the topic of discussion remains: Where are we, where are we going, what is different in real estate? The short answer? I don’t know exactly where we are, but I do have the sense that we are going to be here for awhile longer.
De-leveraging is an excruciatingly slow process, and, if pressed to make a guess, I would say we are half way there — wherever that might be. By pure origination analytics, we should be humping the curve of the debt actuary chart in two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half years. That is, until you incorporate the kick-the-can extensions.
The downside risks are so broadly discussed, let’s just assume we all know them and talk upside. As slow as it might feel, the economy is healing faster than the real estate leveraging resolution, so there remains the hope that a continually healing economy and in-migration will start to provide some bottom-up support to the real estate market in DFW.
If this is the case, real estate in general might find itself in a recovery mode sooner than the statistical answer might indicate.
What does all this mean for PegasusAblon? Our focus in 2011 will be remarkably similar to the 2010 plan with one sole exception: We have a stronger team and broader reach. Though the four deals we closed in 2010 were all very exciting, we hope to grow and leverage this success for an even stronger 2011.
Happy New Years to all from the entire PegasusAblon team. We wish each of you health, happiness and success in 2011. We remain deeply appreciative for all we have and for those who continue to serve and protect our Nation.
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