JC: Yes these are trying times. In 38 years and several market corrections during those years i don't believe any previous market downturns have been quite like this one. I am more concerned this time than ever before and am struggling to make sense of where to go next. Every day a new twist is thrown into the mix and frankly i don't believe Washington has a clue about what to do. Any solutions congress comes up with will of course be in thier best interest and not the American peoples best interest. I have lost confidence in our representatives. If they would just get out of the way and put politics aside for a moment in time American ingenuity would fix the problems.
I received the plan and it looked fine. You guys have obviously put a lot of thought into your platform. As a foundatin for networking and sharing ideas and thoughts, you are on track for what we all need at this difficult time in our economy. Sharing ideas and thoughts about gthe problemes and solutions is the right place to start. CREOpoint is the place to start and maybe even finish.
I am glad you got the chance to spend time with Reggie. He has great relationships and connections and insights that are international in scope.
Our little company is very aware of the need to be flexible and ready to change how we do business as the market trys to figure out where we are. Company executives are trying to assess where we are, but until things settle out a bit, who knows. With a presidential election on our horizon, it is all the more uncertain. Between the two candidates and such differing views, who knows what rules we will all be operating under come 2009. I fear one side could ruin the country financially and on the world stage while the other has some shortcomings relative to our borders that could have profound effects on our economy and our security. I am not feeling very good about the leadership of our country, however as an American I am confident that our ingenuity will ultimately pull us out. If only I last that long.
Thad hi hope you had a chance to relax a bit after this crazy week. I did not anticipate such changes in banking and real estate when I founded CREOPoint five months ago with Brian and former executives from Citibank, Morgan Stanley and E&Y!
Many of our friends on CREOPoint.com are concerned about what this mess could mean to them and to their clients. Others feel like that can only rely on themselves and need to network more. Our response has been to create a “global financial crisis group” on CREOPoint. I personally look forward to your views on http://creopoint.com/group/globalfinancialcrisis.
PS 1: I had good meetings with Reggie and a number of WP Carey executives a couple days ago
PS2: Did you have a chance to take a look at the business plan I sent you a week ago? When you get a chance I would also be good to catch up, just say when
Hi Thad: was wondering if you could give me your input/opinions on the green drive in the hospitlaity industry. I am currently looking into a few projects where that approach may be something to look into.