Monthly Archive:: April 2017

Commercial Real Estate’s Top 50

Commercial Observer has released its list of the top 50 most important figures of commercial real estate for 2017 including David Schonbraun, Dan Thomas, Richard Smith and Andrew Farkas, among others. With a few notable exceptions, this list is composed of the same players who populated the 2016 list. Among that number, there has of course, been a fair amount of shuffling in the pecking order as fortunes have risen, and fallen. The very top of the list is dominated by Top 50 List veterans. The top three spots are all held by men who were in the top ten in the previous year.

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Chinese finance is storing up trouble for the rest of the world

Donald Trump, US president, is to meet Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart, at Mar-a-Lago in Florida this week. Discussions of economics seem likely to focus on China’s trade and exchange rate policies. This would be a mistake even if the US president’s views of trade were not mistakenly fixated on bilateral imbalances. Far more challenging [&hellip

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