Poking the Bear

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Dating back more than a century, the colorful idiom came into prominence during the Cold War as a warning to avoid angering the nuclear-armed Soviet Union.  “Poking the bear” refers to an act of deliberately antagonizing someone or something to provoke a reaction, an apropos expression that can be easily applied to several prominent issues …

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1031 Exchanges Utilizing Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) Investment Offerings

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Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (commonly referred to as a 1031 Exchange) celebrated its100-year anniversary this year.  Section 1031 provides an effective strategy for individuals to defer capital gains tax that may arise from the sale of investment real property. By committing to the exchange of real property for like-kind real estate, real …

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7 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Technology Roadmap

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Businesses face constant pressure to keep up with rapidly changing technology trends. Given the huge reliance on connectivity, unexpected disruptions can quickly spiral out of control when it comes to costs and employee productivity. Yet despite the risks, there are a lot of smaller businesses that still don’t have a clearly documented technology roadmap. Here’s …

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2021: A Year to Focus on the Fundamentals

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While the last few years could reasonably be described as chaotic for our industry, we are looking at the coming months and years as the time for cannabis companies to establish more organized and structured practices and focus on the fundamentals of running their businesses. One good reason for greater focus: an increase in the …

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Personal Excess Liability: Is Your Risk Management Plan Missing This Keystone?

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Litigation is one of the most common causes of personal bankruptcy. The threat posed by a multimillion-dollar legal action is real, and it’s among the biggest risk to financial health. Personal excess liability is not limited to the rich and famous. It is the keystone of any comprehensive personal risk management plan. Despite a steep …

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Innovating Adaptation for the New Reality of Real Estate

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Covid-19 has fundamentally changed one’s perspective on what was the norm pre-pandemic.  Prior to Covid there was a surge of people moving to cities to take advantage of all a city has to offer, including a plethora of restaurants, museums, parks, sporting events and more.  As Covid-19 took hold and people were relegated to having …

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How Nuveen Uses Responsible Investing Across Asset Classes to Seek Higher Returns and Manage Risks

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Improving existing investment processes by integrating ESG factors can achieve something all investors strive for: achieving greater return potential, mitigating portfolio risks and unlocking new opportunities. At Nuveen, we have over 50 years of experience in RI, and a proven history of generating returns through all market cycles. But RI is not just part of …

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Commercial Real Estate and Debt Fund Investment Outlook

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As we head into the seventh month of the pandemic and global lockdown, COVID-19 remains in the forefront for real estate investors and occupiers. The economic effects of COVID-19 include staggering job losses, reduced consumer spending, and multiple business closures. While each country responded with its own set of virus control policies, major economies have …

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Market Update | Election Edition

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This month, we look at major events affecting the global markets, including the U.S. presidential election, correction in the Technology sector and a spike in coronavirus cases across Europe and emerging market countries. Below is a summary of market performance as of September 30, 2020, as well as our analysis of possible election scenarios. Figure …

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2020 Cannabis Investing: Why I Like Early Stage & Emerging Companies

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by Michael Apstein The second half of 2019 saw a punishing devaluation of the publicly traded cannabis companies with drops of 60% or more after failures to meet performance expectations1.   I hadn’t predicted it, but I had listened intently at the various canna-business conferences in 2018 and early 2019 as alternate predictions were made …

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