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I asked. You Answered. See Survey Results.

April 30th, 2016|

Last week I asked my blog readers to take a short survey of seven questions.  These questions can be summarized into one of three categories:

  1. Who is reading my blog?
  2. What topics would you like me to write about?
  3. What keeps you up at night (other than a weak bladder)?

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  • Building solid relations for lasting success

Make Sure You Can Answer the Five Unasked Questions

March 9th, 2015|

I recently stumbled across an article I wrote for the Portland Business Journal eight years ago titled, “Make Sure You Can Answer the Five Unasked Questions – If You Can, You Have a Good Chance at Landing New Business.” This is an article written for real estate professionals but actually it’s appropriate for anyone who makes a living in sales. Shown below is this article with a few embellishments. (more…)

The Five Most Interesting Articles I Read this Month

January 26th, 2015|

Hey, it’s me again. By now most of you know that I like to read. It’s my passion.

As you know there are lots of good quality commentary and insightful articles that are overlooked by most of us. But unfortunately for every good blog post or news article there are many, many more that are not. (more…)

The 5 Most Interesting Articles I Read in the Month of September

October 6th, 2014|

Hey, it’s me again. By now most of you know that I like to read. It’s my passion.

As you know there are lots of good quality commentary and insightful articles that are overlooked by most of us. But for every good blog post or news article there are many, many more that are not. (more…)

The 7 Most Interesting Articles I Read in the Month of August

September 1st, 2014|

I have a confession to make: I enjoy reading! I do so for the pure pleasure of it. However it’s not only a form of entertainment it’s also an excellent venue for discovering ideas for new blog articles that I eventually share with my readers. But for every article that eventually morphs into a Marshall Commercial Funding blog post, there are dozens of articles that are worthy of sharing that never see the light of day. And that bothers me. Someone has written an excellent article and it should be shared.

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The Five Most Interesting Articles I Read in the Month of July

July 28th, 2014|

Last month I began a new monthly blog post titled, The 5 Most Interesting Articles I Read in the Month of June. I was pleasantly surprised to see how many of you trusted me to find you good articles to read. So I’ve decided it will become a regular end of the month blog post at Marshall Commercial Funding. (more…)

The 5 Most Interesting Articles I Read in the Month of June

June 28th, 2014|

I have a confession to make: I enjoy reading! I do so for the pure pleasure of it. However it’s not only a form of entertainment it’s also an excellent venue for discovering ideas for new blog articles that I eventually share with my readers. But for every article that eventually morphs into a Marshall Commercial Funding blog post, there are several articles that are worthy of sharing that never see the light of day. And that bothers me. Someone has written an excellent article and it should be shared.

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US Debt: Fonzie or Ponzie?

November 14th, 2013|

Those of you who are regular readers of my blog posts know that I rarely quote verbatim an article that I’ve read. I always have my own opinion which I gladly, some say too gladly, share with my readers. But today’s blog post is different. F. F. Wiley of Cyniconomics has written such a well written article about the U.S. federal debt that I’m compelled to share it with you without comment. For the sake of brevity, I’ve reduced his original article from 2,400 words down to about 1,100 words.

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Japan – A Bug In Search of a Windshield

June 14th, 2013|

Why should commercial real estate professionals in the Pacific Northwest be concerned about what’s going on in Japan? 

Answer: Because the Japanese are determined to share their economic problems with the rest of the world.  In the years ahead, Japan’s economic problems will adversely impact both our economy and our investments.  How U.S. leaders respond will determine how much fallout there will be from Japan’s risky economic strategy.   

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Sequestration – Will it be as devastating as predicted?

February 22nd, 2013|

You’ve heard it from both sides of the aisle – Nancy Pelosi, John McCain, President Obama, Mitch McConnell – sequestration will be “devastating.”  “We’ve got to avoid it, we’ve got to stop it,” said John McCain.  He is being universally echoed with similar quotes by all of the Democrat leadership in Congress.  Let’s begin this discussion with the facts.

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