Bringing Real Options Trading to the Commercial Real Estate Market

By John Smollen, Head of Exchange Traded Products and Strategic Relations, MIAX, and Jesse Stein, Managing Principal, Advanced Fundamentals LLC

Consider the value of a 15-story Class B office building with four elevators in the central part of any American city.

John Smollen, MIAX

While its value may have always fluctuated, based on some tangible, measurable factors you could estimate closely its value in February 2020. Then came the pandemic.

All the tenants are now working successfully from home. You don’t know how many will renew their leases or what office space in general will be worth post-pandemic.

Now multiply that scenario tens of thousands of times across every class of commercial real estate and you begin to see the scope of the commercial real estate valuation problem.

While it is certainly true that the pandemic has ravaged many classes of assets, those investment sectors often have something previously unavailable

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Bringing Broadband Connectivity To All Businesses And Homes

Natasha Tamaskar serves as Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales Strategy for Radisys. Follow on Twitter @ntamaskar.

According to the Federal Communications Commission, there are nearly 30 million Americans without access to high-speed broadband service. This is especially apparent in rural areas, where up to 35% of the population is not connected. During the Covid-19 pandemic, reliable and affordable internet connectivity has become a fundamental necessity as work, education and social engagement have all moved online.

To help extend access to mobile and broadband connectivity to underserved communities, the FCC has created the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to help distribute more than $20 billion in funding to target regions that don’t have broadband service. This provides a unique opportunity for communications service providers to upgrade and expand their networks to meet subscriber demand today and scale to meet future demand tomorrow.

The Opportunity For Service Providers

Service providers

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Know This When Bringing a Personal Trainer Into Your Apartment Building Gym

As more and more New York City apartment buildings look to attract new buyers and renters, there is an ever grow list of amenities being offered. This can range from a doorman and/or a concierge on premises to an onsite gym, space permitted, for residents. Most buildings will let residents bring in their own personal trainers to work with them.

Often the gyms are maintained by the building or an outside company, while equipment maintenance is handled by authorized technicians. However,, like a beach with “no lifeguard on duty,” many of these facilities do not have a fitness staff. Residents can use it unsupervised.

In these cases, should a resident wish to bring in a personal trainer, it is best to check with the building management or a board member on procedures. Often, all that is required is proof that the personal trainer is certified and insured. Copies of both … Read More