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  • The boxes are back underneath the basement stairway. Decorations tucked away for another year and the credit card bill is due. As I reflect over the years of my youth […]

    Merry Christmas From the Family

    The boxes are back underneath the basement stairway. Decorations tucked away for another year and the credit card bill is due. As I reflect over the years of my youth […]

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  • The Shoe Store’s Closed! It is July and time for our annual escape/vacation to the north woods in my home state of Michigan. As penance for spending most of that […]

    The Shoe Store’s Closed!

    The Shoe Store’s Closed! It is July and time for our annual escape/vacation to the north woods in my home state of Michigan. As penance for spending most of that […]

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  • The age old question, If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”, came to me while sitting at […]

    I’m Just Ask’n

    The age old question, If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”, came to me while sitting at […]

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  • I made a point of walking through Janesville’s new incubator building at Forward Janesville’s Business After Five last week. Having cut my commercial real estate teeth in economic development for […]

    Greasing the Skids

    I made a point of walking through Janesville’s new incubator building at Forward Janesville’s Business After Five last week. Having cut my commercial real estate teeth in economic development for […]

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  • Author Randyl Drummer at Costar in his article “Déjà vu All Over Again? CRE Whipsaws Up and Down in Face of Economic Uncertainty” delivers the good news first followed by […]

    We’ve got good news and not so good news. Which do you want first?

    Author Randyl Drummer at Costar in his article “Déjà vu All Over Again? CRE Whipsaws Up and Down in Face of Economic Uncertainty” delivers the good news first followed by […]

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  • Curb appeal. Most of us have sold a house in our life time and know full well the importance of appearance from street level. After all, a home purchase is […]

    Beauty is as Beauty Does

    Curb appeal. Most of us have sold a house in our life time and know full well the importance of appearance from street level. After all, a home purchase is […]

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  • First a confession- My wife and I are avid viewers of The Food Network. And, drool when we see shows featuring entrepreneur’s serving some of the most decadent dishes that […]

    A Taco Truck & a Tale of Two Era’s

    First a confession- My wife and I are avid viewers of The Food Network. And, drool when we see shows featuring entrepreneur’s serving some of the most decadent dishes that […]

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  • Daily headlines and talking heads continue to wag on about rising gas prices. And, we are all feeling the increase every time we fill up, whether it’s an SUV or […]

    The Gas Pump & Rock County

    Daily headlines and talking heads continue to wag on about rising gas prices. And, we are all feeling the increase every time we fill up, whether it’s an SUV or […]

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  • I can remember it like it was yesterday - standing in the kitchen, my mom announcing that we were moving to Detroit in a tone like “would you like jelly on your toast?”. I must have been in the 8th grade at the time. Detroit meant nothing; moving away from friends and the neighborhood in our small town just outside of Indianapolis was huge.

    The Car is Now a Platform

    I can remember it like it was yesterday - standing in the kitchen, my mom announcing that we were moving to Detroit in a tone like “would you like jelly on your toast?”. I must have been in the 8th grade at the time. Detroit meant nothing; moving away from friends and the neighborhood in our small town just outside of Indianapolis was huge.

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  • Conventional wisdom has it that trends begin on the East or West coast. I was heartened to read an article  recently that Southern California’s Inland Empire region is seeing spec warehouse […]

    Stirrings on the West Coast

    Conventional wisdom has it that trends begin on the East or West coast. I was heartened to read an article  recently that Southern California’s Inland Empire region is seeing spec warehouse […]

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