Sam Zell, the billionaire real estate investor, died this week at the age of 81. That seems young to me. Or maybe I’m just being overly optimistic about life expectancy. This is around the US average. Whatever the case, if you work in real estate,… Read More
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Am I being too subtle?
Billionaire Sam Zell has a (relatively) new book out called, Am I Being Too Subtle?: Straight Talk From a Business Rebel. I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve added it to my queue. I can, however, tell you that I always enjoyed listening to Zell… Read More
The democratization of real estate
In 1960, real estate investment trusts were created in the U.S. with the goal of democratizing real estate ownership. Here’s how Yale professor Robert Schiller described it: “REITs were created by law in 1960 to democratize the real estate market and make it possible for a broad… Read More
Sam Zell’s Equity Residential sells 23,000 suburban apartment units
Earlier this week it was announced that Sam Zell – the billionaire who initially made his money in real estate – is selling over 23,000 apartment units to Starwood Capital Group (Barry Sternlicht) for $5.4 billion. The units are all controlled by Zell’s company, Equity… Read More
How ethical is the trailer park business?
When I was in grad school at Penn, real estate mogul Sam Zell used to come in and talk to students about once or twice every year. He permanently endowed the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the school and so there… Read More