Tony Downs

Tony
Downs
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Financial Dilemmas Face America and the Real Estate Market
Several dilemmas complicate the road to recovery for commercial real estate and the broader economy.
The Time for Austerity Measures Is Now
Americans need to stop living beyond their means, both in government and their personal lives. For decades, we have spent and consumed much more than we produced, borrowing the difference from abroad.
Downs Issues Warning: Cut Entitlements Or Risk Further Economic Deterioration
Americans need to stop living beyond their means, both in government and their personal lives. For decades, we have spent and consumed much more than we produced, borrowing the difference from abroad.
The Time for Austerity Measures Is Now
Americans need to stop living beyond their means, both in government and their personal lives. For decades, we have spent and consumed much more than
Push to Pare U.S. Debt Has Real Estate Consequences
Our elected officials are at last tackling how the nation might reduce federal deficits and national debt to prevent another, even worse, financial crisis.
Push to Pare U.S. Debt Has Real Estate Consequences
Our elected officials are at last tackling how the nation might reduce federal deficits and national debt to prevent another, even worse, financial crisis.
Next Office Building Boom Still Years Away
In most postwar U.S. recessions, real estate has led the economy into recovery. Not this time. Housing is still scraping along its cyclical bottom and
No Apartment Building Boom Anytime Soon
New construction of housing peaked at over 2 million units in 2005, and then collapsed 74% to 529,000 in 2010, as reported by Economic Indicators, a U.S.
Commentary: The U.S. economy will struggle until we make sacrifices
The future of U.S. real estate will be greatly affected by how our nation deals with a flaw in the American electorate. Americans want to receive many
Overbuilding and High Debt Could Cause Real Estate to Obstruct Economic Growth for Years
Real estate markets have been holding back a more robust U.S. economic recovery. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that those markets will fare much better in 2011 or even 2012.
Break Up Lenders Too Big to Fail
Big U.S. banks are making profits again primarily because the Federal Reserve subsidizes them. It lends the banks money at very low federal funds rates.
Real Estate Recession Far From Over
The belief that the real estate recession is almost over has become widespread, especially because federal authorities want the electorate to think their
The Perils of Deleveraging
Why cutting debt means less overall lending ability in the financial system
How Can the Feds Restart Lending?
The federal government is getting criticized because it has not been able to get the frozen U.S. banking system to start lending money again
Where Are We Exactly in the Cycle?
As the current economic expansion moves ahead in 2005, the key issue for real estate is simply this: Will the normal relationships between overall economic
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