COMMERCIAL BROKER NEWSLETTER
You are receiving this letter because you either wrote to us or you are a commercial real estate broker client of either Blackburne & Sons or C-Loans, Inc. Today we'll talk about where to buy commercial real estate when the population is actually shrinking. We also have lots of cute, clean jokes, funny pics, and an interesting video that explains how astronauts go potty in space. Really.
Joke Du Jour
Little Tony was staying with his grandmother for a few days. He'd been playing outside with the other kids for awhile, when he came into the house and asked her, "Grandma, what is it called when two people are sleeping in the same room and one is on top of the other?" She was a little taken aback, but she decides to tell him the truth. "It's called making love, darling." Little Tony just said, "Oh, okay" and went back outside to the other kids. A few minutes later he came back in and said angrily, "Grandma, it is not called making love! It's called bunk beds! And Jimmy's mom wants to talk to you right now."
I Hear They Are Quite Tasty
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Professor Stein was lecturing his physics class. "If molecules can be split into atoms and the atoms split into electrons, can the electrons be broken down any further?" A pupil replied, "I'm not certain, but a sure way to find out would be to mail some of them in a Christmas package marked 'Fragile.'"
When the Population Starts To Shrink
In the old days, the way to get rich was to buy real estate and to simply wait for the population to grow and for the value of your real estate to skyrocket. Unfortunately for Europe and Japan, their populations are now shrinking. It takes around 2.3 children per couple to maintain a country's population, and the birth rate in both Europe and Japan is less than 1.6 children per couple.
The birth rate in the United States is slightly better, but its still only around 1.88. But for immigration, the population of the U.S. would be shrinking. Thomas Friedman, in his landmark book, The Next 100 Years, has predicted that when the Baby Boom Generation finally retires, many countries in the world will actually be competing for immigrants!
So where does the smart investor buy his commercial-investment property today? He invests in commercial property in the places where the most new jobs will be created - in gateway cities. What is a gateway city? Why do the big commercial lenders today only want to make their new commercial loans in gateway cities? Why do gateway cities create so many new jobs? It will all make sense to you once you have read this important blog article.
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Children Are God's Greatest Blessing, John. You Should Be Dancing in the Street!
Tattoos Joke I
"As of today, Starbucks will allow their employees to display tattoos and ear gauges. Those are the round plugs that some people put in their ear lobe to let the world know their dads never played catch with them." -- Jimmy Kimmel
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Tattoos Joke II
"Scientists have discovered that a 5,000-year-old mummy is covered with at least 60 tattoos. Scientists are calling him the earliest known member of the NBA." -- Conan O'Brien
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Learner's Permit Joke
A teenager who had just received her learner's permit offered to drive her parents to church. After a hair-raising ride, they finally reached their destination. The mother got out of the car and said, "Thank you!" "Anytime," her daughter replied. As the woman slammed the door, she said, "I wasn't talking to you. I was talking to God."
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Light Bulb Joke
Two factory workers were talking. "I know how to get some time off from work." said the man. "How do you think you will do that?" said the other one. He proceeded to show her...by climbing up to the rafters and hanging upside down. The boss walked in, saw the worker hanging from the ceiling, and asked him what on earth he was doing? "I'm a light bulb," answered the upside down guy. "I think you need some time off," said the boss. So the man jumped down and walked out of the factory. The second worker began walking out too. The boss asked her where did she think she was going? "Home," she replied, "I can't work in the dark."
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Q: Why do mermaids wear seashells?
A: Because B-shells are too small and D-shells are too big.
Cool Video - How To Use the Bathroom in Space
There is no gravity in space. How do you make a number two?
On a Personal Note
This weekend is my 10 year high school reunion, which I am attending. For people my parent’s age, reunions were the sparse moments every few years where you get to see how all your classmates have changed and catch up on things. But for the people my age, with all the social media and technological advances, the reunion experience has changed dramatically. Via Facebook, I have stayed in touch with most all my classmates directly (or indirectly). I know who has the wall street jobs. I know who has started a family. I know who has let themselves go. This weekend should be interesting, though, as I will actually have to converse in person with these people. I am excited to see some of my long time friends and besides a few awkward moments, expect the weekend will be a blast!
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A man was stopped by a game warden in Northern Minnesota recently with two buckets of fish leaving a lake well known for its fishing. The game warden asked the man, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?" The man replied to the game warden, "No, sir. These are my pet fish." "Pet fish?!" the warden replied. "Yes, sir. Every night I take these fish down to the lake and let them swim around for a while. I whistle, they jump back into their buckets, and I take em home." "That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that!" The man looked at the game warden for a moment and then said, "Here, I'll show you. It really works." "Okay, I've got to see this!" the game warden replied. The man poured the fish in to the water and stood and waited. After several minutes, the game warden turned to the man and said, "Well?" "Well, what?" the man asked. "When are you going to call them back?" the game warden prompted. "Call who back?" the man asked. "The fish!" said the warden. Fighting to stifle a grin, the fisherman replied, "What fish?"
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