CDC Commercial Inc
May 2018 Monthly Letter

“Brokers, who having no stock of their own, set up and trade with that of other men , buying here, and selling there, and commonly abusing both sides to make out a little paltry gain.” ~From Samuel Johnson’s “a Dictionary of the English Language”, 1755. I prefer to think of the

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April 2018 Monthly Letter

“The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”  ~ Will Rogers Isn’t it appropriate that the month we pay taxes starts with April Fool’s day and finishes with the cries of May Day (traditional International Workers Day)! Adlai Stevenson said in a campaign speech,

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March 2018 Monthly Letter

Well, things have picked up speed and we are running fast (sometimes like a hamster on a wheel, other times like the Antelope on the open plains). The USD Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County rose 0.6 percent in November, 1.4% in

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February 2018 Monthly Letter

George Washington gave some great advice that we can still use today, in his farewell address of 1776: “Don’t blow the tax payer’s cash on tanks, don’t elect the same guy more than twice and don’t let the nations politics devolve into partisan bickering.” Well let me tell you that

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January 2018 Monthly Letter

“The reason that guru is such a popular word is because “Charlatan” is so hard to spell.” ~ William Bernstein The word “Charlatan” is derived from the Italian word ciarlare which means “to babble”. One of the benefits of keeping ones eye on history is that you discover, more often

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December 2017 Monthly Letter

The four stages of life: You believe in Santa Claus. You don’t believe in Santa Claus. You are Santa Claus. You look like Santa Claus. As commercial real estate brokers, we are asked to wear a lot of hats and be a lot of things to a lot of people.

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November 2017 Monthly Letter

The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days. Today, Plymouth Rock is only the size of a car engine. It has cracked three times over the years getting smaller each time…the effects of time. We have all heard the adage that “time heals all wounds” and many have heard it turned

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Monthly Letter for October 2017

Zen teaching: “Always remember you are unique just like everyone else.” We seem to be living in a divided time unless you have just faced a natural disaster, then we seem to all band together regardless of color, politics or socio economics. In the past, we could escape to sports

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September 2017 Monthly Letter

As many of you know or remember, I had a bit of a health scare last year at this time. I’m thrilled to report that a year later, the doctors have given me a clean bill of health, we’ve closed more deals than the previous year, my golf handicap is

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August 2017 Monthly Letter

You have all probably heard the story of the infamous space pen. You know that one that taxpayers spent millions on so astronauts could write upside down and in weightlessness. Meanwhile, the Russians simply handed their cosmonauts pencils. More on this later…    I recently learned a new word while

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