Volume 2, Issue 14

Newsletter Date:  November 5, 2015


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 discuss the bullish case for industrial real estate. We also have lots of cute, clean jokes, funny pics, and a cool video of Rhonda Rousey, the female mixed martial arts expert.

Joke Du Jour

I went out with some friends last night and had a couple too many drinks. Knowing that I was over the limit, I did something that I have never done before. I took a bus home. I arrived home safe and sound, which seemed really surprising as I have never driven a bus before.

I'm Not Sayin'... I'm Just Sayin'...

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Bologna Joke

"Researchers somewhere studied 75 brands of hot dogs and found some of them contained human DNA ... I guess my bologna really does have a first name." -- Stephen Colbert

Why Industrial Real Estate is Hot

This week I flew to Las Vegas for the California Mortgage Association's semi-annual training session for hard money mortgage companies. The conference had a number of speakers, but by far the most entertaining and informative speaker was Luis A. Belmonte, the gentleman who gave the economic outlook for the upcoming year. Mr. Belmonte is a former partner in Lincoln Properties and formerly the Executive Vice President of AMB Institutional Realty Advisors, the asset manager for 15,000,000 square feet of industrial property throughout the United States. Mr. Belmonte made some very interesting points.

First of all, he remains bullish on multifamily due to the fact that leading edge of the children of the Echo Boom generation - the grandsons and granddaughters of the Baby Boomers - have reached the age of sixteen. Soon these 80 million Americans will be forming new households, and they will need apartments. Office space, in his opinion, is still greatly overbuilt. The office space vacancy rate in most cities remains in the mid-teens. Rents are going nowhere. Retail space - he wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. Amazon.com is eating retail's lunch.

But then he got to industrial space. "Industrial space is the best type of commercial real estate in which to be invested today." He gave a number of reasons:

1. There has been almost no new construction of industrial space for eight years.

2. Absorption of industrial space is outpacing new construction in almost every major city.

3. Wages in China have increased dramatically in recent years. It's not that much cheaper to manufacture goods in China anymore. [George's note: The Boston Consulting Group maintains a cost index for the various counties, and China is only 4.5% cheaper than the U.S. right now, mainly because our natural gas / energy costs are tiny compared to the rest of the world.]

4. But then he gave a reason that rocked my world. "For every two square feet of retail space that the internet makes unnecessary, the U.S. needs one square foot of warehouse space" (for internet retailers to store their products).

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Hot Dog Joke

"A shocking investigation has found that after testing 75 brands of hot dogs, 2 percent of them contained human DNA. Some of those hot dogs are actually hot Dougs. The report doesn't specify the source of the human DNA. Is it hair? Is it fingernails? Did a lonely factory worker stay late one night and seduce a sausage casing machine? Could your pig in a blanket have a bun in the oven? This news completely changes America's love affair with the all-beef frank. Or should I say the all-Frank beef?" -- Stephen Colbert

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Blackburne & Sons is looking for commercial real estate loans that are not quite clean enough for a bank. Please click here to submit a private money commercial loan or call me, Tom Blackburne, at (574) 210-6686.

Hillary's Birthday Joke

"Happy birthday to Hillary Clinton, who turned 68 today. When asked what her favorite gift was, she said, 'Donald Trump.'" -- Jimmy Fallon

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The reason you need us is because banks are now requiring a 40% down payment on the purchase of most commercial-investment properties. To make matters worse, most banks today will not even allow the seller to carry back a second mortgage.

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Please click here to apply for preferred equity or a private money commercial mortgage. You can also call me, Tom Blackburne, at (574) 210-6686.

Overexposure Joke

"The race for president is really starting to get competitive, and Donald Trump recently said that he's actually getting ready to air his first campaign ads. Even the Geico lizard was like, 'I think we already see enough of you on TV, mate.'" -- Jimmy Fallon

Sometimes The Morning Routine Isn't SO Routine

Sweet Apartment Program for "A" Deals

Blackburne & Sons has an incredible apartment loan program for "A" quality deals. The rate is adjusted according to the desirability of the property and the area, but it starts at 3.87% and 1 point for a fixed rate, 30-year fully-amortized loan. For more details, please call Tom Blackburne at (574) 210-6686.

Fund Raising Joke

"Jeb Bush's campaign announced yesterday that it raised over $13 million last quarter, which means it's doing better than most of the other major campaigns. Or as Jeb put it, 'Crap. What do I gotta do to lose this thing?!'" -- Jimmy Fallon

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Political Donors Joke

"Analysts are saying that after last night’s dismal performance at the debate, Jeb Bush’s donors are in 'full panic mode.' Apparently, last night Jeb Bush called his two biggest donors and said, 'Calm down, Mom and Dad.'" -- Conan O'Brien

Video - Rhonda Rousey Is a Judo and Mixed Martial Arts Expert

Rhonda tells tells the story about how some bullies messed with her in a movie theater.

On a Personal Note

This past weekend was a blast. My girlfriend and I attended a halloween party at a local restaurant. There was a costume contest, photo booth, live DJ, etc. I dressed up as Frankenstein and my girlfriend as the bride of Frankenstein. Although we didn’t win the costume contest, the restaurant owner pulled us aside afterwards and said we should have won! Good thing I wasn’t the real Frankenstein or else I might have tossed the judges out of the restaurant!

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Final Funny

Three men worked in the Empire State Building on the 102nd floor. One day the elevator was out of service, so they had to walk up to their office. To pass the time, they decided that one would sing a song, one would tell a joke, and the third would tell a sad story - each taking a turn every floor until they reached the top. Finally, as they reached the 100th floor, one man sang his last song. As they reached the 101st floor, the second guy told his last joke. As they ascended the flight to the 102nd floor, the third man said, "I forgot the key."

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4811 Chippendale Drive, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95841
Phone: (574) 210-6686
Fax: (916) 338-2328
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