I am a nationally recognized economist, researcher, and strategist in the field of commercial, institutional real estate and development and finance. I am currently serving as the head of research and strategy for Skanska USA Commercial Development, the US investment and development arm of the multinational construction and development giant, Skanska AB and serving as an Adj. Assistant Professor of Real Estate Finance for St. John’s University.
Miami is not only an amazing international hub city, the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, but it is also my hometown. Funny thing is, it’s a city a barely recognize anymore. When I lived their, its national fame was cocaine and a good place for old people to die. Well, the cocaine is still good but now its an “in” place to be for young and old. Yes, it’s pretty… Read More
As I write this blog post, I am watching the 2nd Republican Presidential Primary Debate on CNN. It made ask, I wonder what the Brits thing of this?? Why am I wondering this? Well because I was looking at some cool photos I took on my 2015 European Tour #SummerofEurope. This one is atop a tower at the Warwick Castle.
Does this look like a Winter Wonderland to you? If you grew up it Ft. Lauderdale it does! This is from the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade. Today was the first day of cool weather in Central Florida for the upcoming Fall (yes, it was like 70 degrees this morning!!!) and that reminded me that winter is near. This photo reminded me that winter means many things to different people, why… Read More
What Dreams Are Made Of For those who have spent anytime at the University of Central Florida, you know where this photo was taken. For those not familiar with campus, it is right behind the front of the Student Union in the heart of the academic core (this area is never featured in photos for some reason). I have a bunch of photos from this day, it was amazing for photography due… Read More
This was shot in the morning at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The beach is fairly vacant as most people have yet to take positions in the lounge chairs or erect tents and whatever else “beach contractors” set up to enjoy vacation. To me, a peaceful beach is a thing of pure beauty.
Today, I am making this blog public. If you have not figured out already, this star of the blog is my photography (along with my views on urban economics, life, and whatever else I chose to write about). My goal of photography is to capture the World the way I want to see it. How is that? Full of life, color, drama, and iconic imagery. The featured photo of this post captures… Read More
Moving to Orlando was one of the best decisions I ever made. I moved here in 2001 to attend the University of Central Florida and have never been able to leave. Why? Good opportunities kept me from leaving. There is something magical about this city (no, it’s not Disney but that is cool too). I feel my life would not be as complete without the help of Orlando. People move here from… Read More
Today is September 12th, 2015! That means it’s just about a week until my one-year wedding anniversary (9/20/14), and thus, I am in a Winter Park State of Mind. We were married at the newly constructed Alfond Inn in Winter Park, Florida. The Alfond is worth discussing for several reasons. First, it is where I asked my now wife, Melissa, to marry me exactly one year from the day we got married…. Read More
Beyond 3 Sigma is live! What is B3Sig? It is a motto, one that i have adopted many years ago. Will I explain what it means? Yes, but not now. What will this blog cover…..