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Month: May 2020

This First-Time Homebuyer Needs Rent To Keep His House. But His Tenants Are Broke.
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As the coronavirus crisis stresses almost every facet of American life, we’re featuring the stories of people who are struggling to stay afloat, finding unexpected financial opportunities or simply changing the way they’re thinking about money, the economy and our country’s social safety net. To do that, we need your help — we want to…

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Coronavirus: The Search for a Covid-19 Research Animal Model
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Early in the morning, the day after Mardi Gras in New Orleans—an explosion of humanity unimaginable today, though it was only two months ago—a FedEx truck pulled up to a loading dock at Tulane University. Two people stood waiting. The driver pulled a cardboard box out from among the orders of shoes and toilet paper,…

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Brooke Shields exercise essay
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We may remember her famed sporty poses in the 1980s, but physical fitness has never before sparked joy for Brooke Shields. I have never meditated before in my life. I’m the person who says, “I’m too busy to meditate!” But when the quarantine began, I went through a period of self-indulgence. I would say to…

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Retail Properties of America, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2020 Results
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OAK BROOK, Ill., May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE: RPAI) (the “Company”) today reported financial and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.FINANCIAL RESULTSFor the quarter ended March 31, 2020, the Company reported:Net income attributable to common shareholders of $22.4 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to $23.2 million, or…

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Congress invested in real estate, then it gave tax breaks to real estate investors
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(FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images) The story is part of a series about lawmakers’ personal financial disclosures. OpenSecrets recently updated its personal finances database to include data from lawmakers’ most recent filings released last May. Congress slipped a provision into the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill that will save wealthy real estate investors billions in…

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Gladstone Commercial Corp (GOOD) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript
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Image source: The Motley Fool. Gladstone Commercial Corp (NASDAQ:GOOD)Q1 2020 Earnings CallApr 29, 2020, 8:30 a.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: OperatorLadies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Gladstone Commercial Corporation’s First Quarter Earnings ended March 31, 2020 Earnings Call and Web Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] [Operator…

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Some Canadian banks freeze new financing for commercial properties on COVID-19 concerns
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TORONTO(Reuters) – Some Canadian banks have frozen new lending for smaller commercial property purchases, in some cases withdrawing letters of intent, as the coronavirus crisis raises concerns about owners’ ability to make payments, mortgage and real estate brokers said. The tighter lending environment will likely result in a rise in distressed sales of commercial properties…

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Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (HPP) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript
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Image source: The Motley Fool. Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (NYSE:HPP)Q1 2020 Earnings CallMay 5, 2020, 2:00 p.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: OperatorGreetings, and welcome to Hudson Pacific Properties First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] [Operator Instructions]I would now like to turn the conference over to your host, Laura Campbell,…

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A J.C. Penney REIT Is an ‘Odd Value Proposition’ in Today’s Climate. But its Stores Could Attract a Wealthy Buyer
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Walloped by sagging sales and crippling debt, retailer J.C. Penney Co. Inc. wants to offload its real estate into a publicly-traded REIT as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Some experts say this strategy could unlock the value of J.C. Penney’s properties and help it concentrate solely on selling apparel and other goods. But…

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Coronavirus: Third Brighton player tests positive for coronavirus
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Three players from Brighton have now tested positive during the pandemicA third Brighton player has tested positive for coronavirus.The unnamed player, who will now self isolate for 14 days, was tested on Saturday – two other players tested positive earlier in the pandemic.Brighton players have been training individually at the training ground and the club…

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Coronavirus: London’s Anniversary Games cancelled because of coronavirus
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Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (centre) wins the women’s 100m at the 2019 Anniversary Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkThe Anniversary Games in London have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, UK Athletics has confirmed.London Stadium had been scheduled to host the event – also part of the Diamond League season – on 4-5 July.UK Athletics…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Can live-streaming save China’s economy?
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Image caption China’s live-streaming industry has become an important platform for economic recovery “I’m a bit nervous,” confessed Li Qiang, the deputy mayor of Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus was first reported late last year, as he awaited the start of his first-ever live-streaming event.It is not the kind of tone one often…

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Burn Bright not Out: Reflections from Counselors
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Counselors discuss ways to feel fresh and avoid burnout during a pandemic. Posted May 01, 2020 Burn bright not out Source: Un-perfekt/Pixaby In a world that feels out of control, counselors continue to stand strong and carry on. We hear the cries of fear, uncertainty, desperation, and we are here to help brighten the glimmer…

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Ex-Obama Secret Service agent on how to stay mentally tough during trying times
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Evy Poumpouras admits her career path hasn’t exactly been an easy one.As a former NYPD cop turned Secret Service agent protecting then-President and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama, Poumpouras has endured years of intense mental and physical training.”It can be intimidating to someone when they understand they have to be physically fit so they…

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