Scanning the papers and business web-sites, you’d assume the economy—and, perhaps, the real estate industry in general—was approaching a quagmire, what with employment rates still lower than expected and leasing sluggish.
Nonetheless, with Thanksgiving approaching we asked some of the commercial real estate industry’s biggest names what they were thankful for this year,and their answers were far more positive than expected.
After the jump, a brief sampling of the responses, as told to Commercial Observer staff reporters Al Barbarino and Billy Gray.
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650 Fifth Avenue, adam mermelstein, Alavi Foundation, Anthony Malkin, CBRE, Chandan Economics, Crown Acquisitions, David Greene, Edward Memelstein, Ehud Elizur, Faith Hope Consolo, George Constantin, Haim Chera, halstead property, Heritage Realty Services, Holland & Knight, Houshang Ahmadi, John Goldman, Jonathan Miller, Joseph Moinian, Lettire Construction, malkin holdings, Massey Knakal Realty Services, Matthew Van Buren, Miller Samual, Morris Betesh, murray hill properties, Nicholas Lettire, PBC, Prudential Douglas Elliman, Robert Knakal, Sam Chandan, Stuart Saft, The Moinian Group, Treetop Development