Respada congregates global thought leaders to discuss the ‘Future of Commercial Real Estate’

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — An exclusive virtual conference on the ‘Future of Commercial Estate‘ was held on Thursday, 12 November, by Respada, an invitation-only niche platform providing private market opportunities to the ultra-affluent. The summit convened prominent real estate developers, funds, and REITS internationally such as Ada Wong, CEO of Champion REIT; Romel Cañete, Vice Chairman at Newmark Knight Frank; Timothy H. Savage, Professor at NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and Erez Cohen, Author of Real Estate Titans. The expert panelists reflected on four key areas – the impact of Covid-19 on capital markets, shifting workplace models and leasing trends, portfolio adjustments for family offices and innovation in commercial real estate.

Decline in transaction volume has not affected cap rates much since long term interest rates remain low.

The summit opened with a discussion about global trends in liquidity,

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Defense Contractor Hacking More Expansive Than First Thought

Critical Infrastructure Security
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Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks
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Fraud Management & Cybercrime

‘Operation North Star’ Hackers Used Fresh Tools Against Specific Targets

Countries targeted by hackers during ‘Operation North Star’ (Source: McAfee)

A hacking operation that targeted defense contractors earlier this year was more expansive than first thought, with hackers using never-before-seen malicious tools to target specific victims, according to an updated analysis by security firm McAfee.

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In July, McAfee researchers detailed a sophisticated hacking operation dubbed “Operation North Star,” which used fake job offer emails to target employees of aerospace and defense firms. This particular campaign ran from March 31 and appears to have stopped by May 18 (see: North Korean Hackers Targeted US Aerospace, Defense Firms).


The original McAfee analysis

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Have You Ever Thought About Owning Property?

What does it really mean to invest in yourself? I mean yeah stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. But what is your plan once you reach the point you're dreaming of? Of course everyone should constantly be saving for retirement, but isn't there another goal besides that? Starting a low cost business may sound very complicated, but it's actually much much more simple than you think. Have you ever thought about owning property? I am not talking about launching the next big real estate venture, but would it be that difficult to own some small properties? Lets think about it for a second. If you were to buy a house for $ 200,000 and rent it out for $ 2,000 a month, that would only take a little over eight years to break even, and then you would be making an additional $ 24,000 a year after that.

OK well even … Read More