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FOREFRONT FRIDAY: Are the Detroit Tigers going to start their baseball season on time? Patrick O’Keefe takes a minute to break down the current MLB Negotiations and explain what’s going on right now with the lockout.
Tariffs are most talked about in business terms. It has affected the stock market and numerous industries. While the impact near term can be painful, the question is, are tariffs the new warfare? The U.S. has issued sanctions against Iran… Continue Reading
I just got back from the Mackinac Conference. There was a lot of talk about collaboration, partnership, and working together. It didn’t matter if the topic was education, mobility, the auto industry or reviving Detroit. The problem was, it was… Continue Reading
With the historic come-from-behind political victory of Trump and the overreaction of the liberal media to every move our president makes, 2017 should be quite a year. I am hopeful with our 3 branches of government, change will be slow,… Continue Reading
The attractiveness of low interest rates, long maturities and high loan to value is often times a developer’s dream. The CMBS market provides these attributes which can entice property owners. The structure of the servicing of CMBS loans is two… Continue Reading
With the latest round of international events (terrorist activity and BREXIT) creating ﬁnancial uncertainty, we see a scenario where liquidity in the marketplace may become tight. We are currently advising clients to tie up their capital sources for longer term… Continue Reading
I was in Frankfort Saturday attending a funeral of a friend. The ceremony was in a simple church in a field. Very simple. The church was packed with old fraternity brothers, fellow board members, parishioners, neighbors, family, and friends. I… Continue Reading