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— Values of real estate properties have considerably increased since 2015, making the housing sector more attractive than ever before. Chris Kamberis, the founder and president of CTK Group, a Kansas City-based Commercial Real Estate Development company, says he has seen a significant rise in the level of interest in property so far in 2016. While there is potential for remarkable returns, especially in the long-term, Kamberis cautions would-be investors to understand the risks, as well as the rewards that come with real estate investment. When looking at average 20-year returns, commercial real estate investments maintain returns at of around 9.5%, safely above the S&P 500. This is slighter lower than residential and diversified real estate ventures, which boast long-term averages of 10.6%. For investors who want exposure to the market, but are not interested in owning property, real estate investment trusts are ideal. For those who desire a more direct venture, there are not many barriers for entry regarding property; anyone with a clear strategy and enough capital can gain from the rewards of the market. According to Kamberis, this can be a pitfall, as much as it can be a benefit. Investors with solid capital behind them, but a lack of experience, may have to learn the hard way just how dynamic the market is. “Factors, such as changes in regulatory laws or shifting demographics can easily be overlooked, making what appears to be a winning property one day, a bust in three to five years.” As an attractive market with a diverse range of opportunities, a lot of investors have moved to commercial real estate, as well as apartment housing making it more competitive than it has ever been in the past. “A lot of new investors don’t realize how challenging commercial real estate can be,” says Chris Kamberis. “Ultimately, to succeed in the market, experience is necessary. Being familiar with legal and regulatory requirements, understanding how a property may react to downturns in the economic cycle and having the ability to adjust to changes in a particular sector are essential for success.” For those who can predict economic cycles and hold sufficient business acumen, real estate investment can be highly rewarding. “Properties can generate income for decades, providing a reliable and very desirable source of investment earnings,” says the CTK Group founder. Another advantage is that real estate tends to be more stable than the stock market. The down periods, however, can be debilitating. When the entire economy falters, some sectors in real estate will stop generating income altogether, and investors need to be prepared for this. Property can also be very difficult to sell when the economy sinks. This can tie up large amounts of capital for years, such as during the 2007 to 2009 Great Recession, which is still being felt in some regions of the country today. Alternatively, with commercial or residential real estate, the actual property is likely to rise in value in the long-term. Appreciation is one reason many investors who have a lot of capital behind them focus heavily on the real estate market. Kamberis, who has been a leader in property management for decades, suggests newer investors start small. That way, they will benefit of learning from others in the field, gain real experience and make invaluable connections along the way. Property expert, Chris Kamberis is an established leader in the commercial real estate market with over two decades of experience. As the Founder and President of CTK Group, a national portfolio acquisition and development company in Kansas City, MO, he has been the driving force behind some of the most progressive and complex expansions for commercial and industrial real estate. The company’s impressive roster of past and current clients features some of the world’s biggest corporations, including Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Fifth Third Bank, McDonald’s, Burger King, BP Products North America, and Starbucks. New Westport player flips one of his properties for Opus' redevelopment: http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/03/07/ctk-group-developer-chris-kamberis.html For more information, please visit http://www.chriskamberisnews.com


News Article | May 9, 2017
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The Fordham Real Estate Institute at Lincoln Center is pleased to announce the expansion of its real estate certificate programs, with new four and five-day intensive courses taking place this summer as well as new areas of study, Commercial and Residential Property Management, launching in the fall. Beginning in June, the Real Estate Institute will offer the following four or five-day intensive courses at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus: In addition, the Real Estate Institute will offer professional certificates in Commercial and Residential Property Management beginning in the fall. “Since launching the Fordham Real Estate Institute in December, our goal has always been to continually grow and expand our offerings for real estate professionals in New York City and beyond,” said Anthony R. Davidson, PhD, MBA, dean of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies, which houses the Real Estate Institute. “We believe in the importance of professional certificates and are thrilled to offer students a best-in-class program, taught by industry professionals, that allows them to advance their careers and to also have a natural pathway to Master's programs as well.” Registration is open for all summer intensives and summer courses, and registration for the fall is expected to begin in late May in all six areas of study: Finance and Investment, Financial Modeling, Real Estate Development, Construction Project Management, Commercial Property Management and Residential Property Management. Courses are currently held in person at Fordham’s centrally located Lincoln Center campus as well as online. For more information and to register for courses, visit http://www.fordham.edu/realestate. ABOUT FORDHAM REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE AT LINCOLN CENTER Fordham Real Estate Institute at Lincoln Center is an innovative, practical, and world-class professional certificate program based in the real estate capital of the world. Serving professionals and owners/investors of all stripes, the program has six specialized tracks: Finance and Investment, Financial Modeling, Real Estate Development, Construction Project Management, Commercial Property Management and Residential Property Management. Program curriculum is centered on real-world skill sets and taught by talented industry insiders. Flexibility and convenience are program hallmarks: classes can be taken in-person, online, and at various paces. For more information, visit http://www.fordham.edu/realestate.


The report titled "China Construction Chemical Market Outlook 2020 - Increased Investment In Infrastructure Development And Rise In Demand For Real Estate to Drive Future Growth" provides a comprehensive analysis of construction chemical market in China. The report focuses on overall market size of construction chemical in China, segmentation on the basis of type of construction chemical including concrete admixture (PCE Based, SNF Based and Ligno Based), waterproofing material, flooring compounds (Epoxy and Polyurethane based flooring), repair and rehabilitation and others. The report also covers list of major projects under construction, snapshot of market structure, future outlook, growth drivers, trends and developments, issues and challenges. The report concludes with market projection for future and analyst recommendation highlighting the major opportunities and cautions. Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive Summary 2. Research Methodology 3. China Construction Chemical Market Introduction Evolution of Construction Chemical Demand In China Competition In Chinese Construction Chemical market Major Products in China Construction Chemical Market 4. China Construction Chemical by Market Size, 2010-2015 5. China Construction Chemical Market Segmentation 5.1. By Type of Construction Chemical, 2015 5.2. By Concrete Admixture, 2015 5.3. By Flooring Compounds, 2015 5.4. By Repair and Rehabilitation, 2015 6. Competition Benchmarking in China Construction Chemicals Market 7. Competitive Landscape of Major Players in China Construction Chemicals Market 8. Recent Trends in China Construction Chemicals Market 8.1. Growth Drivers and Trends Construction Sector-Infrastructure development Increasing Urbanization Rapid Real Estate Development Surging Cement Consumption Increased Awareness Development of High Speed Rail Increased Focus on Quality Fragmented market Leading to Intense Competition 9. China Construction Chemical Future Outlook and Projection By Revenue, 2016-2020 9.1. Future Outlook by Segment, 2016-2020 10. Analyst Recommendation Companies Mentioned - Beijing Jinkai - Beijing Oriental Yuhong - CFL China - Jia hua Chemicals - Muhu Chemicals - Sika - Weifang Hongyuan Waterproof Materials For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cknfvw/china Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager press@researchandmarkets.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/research-and-markets---china-construction-chemical-market-outlook-2020-featuring-beijing-jinkai-beijing-oriental-yuhong-cfl-china-jia-hua-chemicals-muhu-chemicals-sika--weifang-hongyuan-waterproof-materials-300453349.html


News Article | May 9, 2017
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ALBUQUERQUE N.M., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Albuquerque's Northeast Heights premiere Promenade, from Sapir Real Estate Development, is currently developing over 125,000 sq. ft. of retail! Offering a stunning 360° view of Albuquerque's desert mountains and sunsets from rooftop patios. http://www.snowheightspromenade.com This walk-able build- to – suit promenade is both dog and bike friendly. The Promenade is located 2 miles off Interstate 40, on the South West corner of Menaul and Eubank. Adjacent to the famous "Mister Car Wash", featured in the hit T.V. series 'Breaking Bad' and sister show 'Better Call Saul'. http://cie.carnm.com/listing/29988918


News Article | May 8, 2017
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Joan Marques, Ph.D., Ed.D., has been named Dean of the School, effective June 1 2017. Having served as Interim Dean since August 2016, Marques maintains a strong focus on cultivating and strengthening the Business School's innovative practices, and on AACSB re-accreditation during the next two years. Dr. Marques reports to Randy Stauffer, Senior VP of Academic Affairs. Burbank, CA, May 08, 2017 --( “Since her appointment as Interim Dean last August, Joan has done an outstanding job for the School of Business,” Stauffer said. “Her background will be invaluable as the School prepares for AACSB re-accreditation during the next two years. She epitomizes so much of what makes Woodbury distinctive and special. She has been both an exceptionally successful working professional and a values-driven academician. She is creative and inspiring, engaged and engaging.” Dr. Marques earned an MBA from Woodbury and an educational doctorate (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. In addition to degrees from Woodbury and Pepperdine, Prof. Marques has a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands and a B.S. in Business Economics from MOC, Suriname. She also holds an AACSB Bridge to Business Post-Doctoral Certificate from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business. She is cofounder of The Business Renaissance Institute, president and cofounder of the Academy of Spirituality and Professional Excellence, and a member of the Academy of Management, the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society and the Phi Delta Kappa National Honor Society. Swiftly transitioning from student to teacher, Dr. Marques has served as an academic advisor at Woodbury since 1999 and an adjunct faculty member since 2001, eventually becoming Director and Chair of the BBA Program and Chair of the Management Department, where she is a full professor. Her teaching focuses on leadership, ethics, and organizational behavior, and her research interests pertain to the same areas with specific focus on workplace spirituality, mindfulness and leadership. Dr. Marques is the author or co-author of more than twenty books on management and leadership topics, including most recently Leadership: Finding Balance Between Ambition and Acceptance (Routledge, 2016); Leadership Today: Practices for Personal and Professional Performance and Spirituality and Sustainability: New Horizons and Exemplary Approaches (Springer, 2016), both with School of Business colleague Dr. Satinder Dhiman; Business and Buddhism (Routledge, 2015), in which Buddhism is approached as a leadership psychology, and Leadership and Mindful Behavior Action, Wakefulness (Palgrave-McMillan, 2014), in which she provides directives to leaders to adopt a wakeful mindset and abstain from the sleepwalking mode. She is also the author of Courage in the Twenty-First Century (2013) and The Awakened Leader (2007), and co-author of, among others, Leading Spiritually (2014), Business Administration Education (2012), Laughter is the Best Teacher (2011), Stories to Tell Your OB Students (2011), From Me to We (2011), Managing in the 21st Century (2011), The Workplace and Spirituality (2009), and Spirituality in the Workplace (2007). In 2015, Dr. Marques was awarded the rank of "Commandeur" in the order of the Yellow Star by the President of the Republic of Suriname, her native country -- one of the highest honors the South American nation can bestow on its citizens. In 2015, she was also granted the “Nelle Becker-Slaton Pathfinder Award” by the Association of Pan-African Doctoral Scholars, for her proven innovative, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills. Additionally, Dr. Marques has won multiple awards for her teaching and mentoring skills during the past years. About Woodbury University Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. The university ranks 15th among the nation’s “25 Colleges That Add the Most Value,” according to Money Magazine, and is a 2016-17 College of Distinction. Woodbury is a finalist for the General Community Service Award, a part of the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognition program. With campuses in Burbank/Los Angeles and San Diego, the university offers bachelor's degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and College of Liberal Arts, along with a Master of Business Administration, Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture. The San Diego campus offers Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees, as well as a Master of Science in Architecture, Real Estate Development. Visit woodbury.edu for more information. Media Contact Ken Greenberg | Edge Communications, Inc. | 323.469.3397 Burbank, CA, May 08, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Joan Marques, Ph.D., Ed.D., Interim Dean of the School of Business at Woodbury University and Professor of Management, has been named Dean of the School, effective June 1, the university announced today. Dr. Marques reports to Randy Stauffer, Senior VP of Academic Affairs.“Since her appointment as Interim Dean last August, Joan has done an outstanding job for the School of Business,” Stauffer said. “Her background will be invaluable as the School prepares for AACSB re-accreditation during the next two years. She epitomizes so much of what makes Woodbury distinctive and special. She has been both an exceptionally successful working professional and a values-driven academician. She is creative and inspiring, engaged and engaging.”Dr. Marques earned an MBA from Woodbury and an educational doctorate (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. In addition to degrees from Woodbury and Pepperdine, Prof. Marques has a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands and a B.S. in Business Economics from MOC, Suriname. She also holds an AACSB Bridge to Business Post-Doctoral Certificate from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business. She is cofounder of The Business Renaissance Institute, president and cofounder of the Academy of Spirituality and Professional Excellence, and a member of the Academy of Management, the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society and the Phi Delta Kappa National Honor Society.Swiftly transitioning from student to teacher, Dr. Marques has served as an academic advisor at Woodbury since 1999 and an adjunct faculty member since 2001, eventually becoming Director and Chair of the BBA Program and Chair of the Management Department, where she is a full professor. Her teaching focuses on leadership, ethics, and organizational behavior, and her research interests pertain to the same areas with specific focus on workplace spirituality, mindfulness and leadership.Dr. Marques is the author or co-author of more than twenty books on management and leadership topics, including most recently Leadership: Finding Balance Between Ambition and Acceptance (Routledge, 2016); Leadership Today: Practices for Personal and Professional Performance and Spirituality and Sustainability: New Horizons and Exemplary Approaches (Springer, 2016), both with School of Business colleague Dr. Satinder Dhiman; Business and Buddhism (Routledge, 2015), in which Buddhism is approached as a leadership psychology, and Leadership and Mindful Behavior Action, Wakefulness (Palgrave-McMillan, 2014), in which she provides directives to leaders to adopt a wakeful mindset and abstain from the sleepwalking mode. She is also the author of Courage in the Twenty-First Century (2013) and The Awakened Leader (2007), and co-author of, among others, Leading Spiritually (2014), Business Administration Education (2012), Laughter is the Best Teacher (2011), Stories to Tell Your OB Students (2011), From Me to We (2011), Managing in the 21st Century (2011), The Workplace and Spirituality (2009), and Spirituality in the Workplace (2007).In 2015, Dr. Marques was awarded the rank of "Commandeur" in the order of the Yellow Star by the President of the Republic of Suriname, her native country -- one of the highest honors the South American nation can bestow on its citizens. In 2015, she was also granted the “Nelle Becker-Slaton Pathfinder Award” by the Association of Pan-African Doctoral Scholars, for her proven innovative, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills. Additionally, Dr. Marques has won multiple awards for her teaching and mentoring skills during the past years.About Woodbury UniversityFounded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. The university ranks 15th among the nation’s “25 Colleges That Add the Most Value,” according to Money Magazine, and is a 2016-17 College of Distinction. Woodbury is a finalist for the General Community Service Award, a part of the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognition program. With campuses in Burbank/Los Angeles and San Diego, the university offers bachelor's degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and College of Liberal Arts, along with a Master of Business Administration, Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture. The San Diego campus offers Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees, as well as a Master of Science in Architecture, Real Estate Development. Visit woodbury.edu for more information.Media ContactKen Greenberg | Edge Communications, Inc. | 323.469.3397 Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Woodbury University


LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / May 22, 2017 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM) as the Company announced on May 19, 2017, that it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) for its proposed normal course issuer bid to purchase up to 82,965,721 Class A Limited Voting Shares, representing 10% of the public float of Brookfield's outstanding Class A shares. Brookfield will pay the market price at the time of acquisition for any Class A shares purchased. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at: One of Brookfield Asset Management's competitors within the Real Estate Development space, The Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC), announced on May 03, 2017, its operating results for Q1 ended March 31, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on Howard Hughes in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its blog coverage on BAM; touching on HHC. Get all of our free blog coverage and more by clicking on the link below: Under terms of the announcement, purchases under the bid will be made through the facilities of the TSX, the NYSE, and any alternative Canadian trading system. The period of the normal course issuer bid will extend from May 24, 2017, to May 23, 2018, or an earlier date, subject to the case when Brookfield completes its purchases. All Class A shares acquired by Brookfield under the bid will be canceled and/or purchased by a non-independent trustee pursuant to a long-term incentive plan. The number of Class A shares issued and outstanding were about 988.52 million, of which 829.66 million shares represented the public float as of May 09, 2017. In accordance with the rules of the TSX, the maximum daily purchase on the TSX under this bid will be 247,466 Class A shares, which is 25% of 989,865 shares which was the average daily trading volume of Class A shares on the TSX for the six months, ended April 30, 2017. Under its prior normal course issuer bid that started on May 24, 2016, and stands to be expired on May 23, 2017, Brookfield purchased 2.71 million Class A shares through open market purchases on the NYSE. The weighted average price that Brookfield paid per Class A share acquired under this bid was $34.72. Brookfield will enter into an automatic purchase plan on, or around June 26, 2017, in relation to the normal course issuer bid. The automatic purchase plan will allow for the purchase of Class A shares, subject to certain trading parameters. Outside of these periods, Class A shares will be repurchased in accordance with management's discretion and in compliance with the applicable law. Brookfield is renewing its normal course issuer bid as it believes that, from time to time, the market price of its Class A shares may not fully reflect the underlying value of the business, assets and its future business prospects. The Company believes that, under such circumstances, the outstanding Class A shares represent an active investment opportunity for Brookfield. Additionally, a portion of its excess cash generated on an annual basis can be invested for an attractive risk adjusted return through the issuer bid. Brookfield recently reported its Q1 FY17 results on May 11, 2017. Under the announcement, the Company reported an EPS of $0.08 for the period. The Company had a return on equity of 2.63% and a net margin of 6.76%. Prior to the announcement on May 05, 2017, Brookfield announced a monthly distribution of $0.0817 per share payable on May 25, 2017, to stockholders of record on May 18, 2017. Based on the closing price of $13.53 on May 04, 2017, the Fund's annualized distribution rate was 7.25%. The annualized distribution rate was 6% higher than the preceding month (April 2017) distribution rate of 7.31%, reported on April 07, 2017. At the close of trading session on Friday, May 19, 2017, Brookfield Asset Management's share price finished trading session at $37.50, advancing 1.96%. A total volume of 809.42 thousand shares exchanged hands. The stock has rallied 14.27% and 15.54% in the last six months and past twelve months, respectively. Furthermore, since the start of the year, shares of the Company have surged 14.03%. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 30.07 and has a dividend yield of 1.49%. The net market capital for the Company as per its Friday's closing price was $36.84 billion. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. 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No liability is accepted whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this document. AWS, the Author, and the Reviewer expressly disclaim any fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise arising from any reliance placed on the information in this document. Additionally, AWS, the Author, and the Reviewer do not (1) guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or correct sequencing of the information, or (2) warrant any results from use of the information. The included information is subject to change without notice. This document is not intended as an offering, recommendation, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell the securities mentioned or discussed, and is to be used for informational purposes only. Please read all associated disclosures and disclaimers in full before investing. Neither AWS nor any party affiliated with us is a registered investment adviser or broker-dealer with any agency or in any jurisdiction whatsoever. To download our report(s), read our disclosures, or for more information, visit http://www.activewallst.com/disclaimer/. For any questions, inquiries, or comments reach out to us directly. If you're a company we are covering and wish to no longer feature on our coverage list contact us via email and/or phone between 09:30 EDT to 16:00 EDT from Monday to Friday at: CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute. LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / May 22, 2017 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM) as the Company announced on May 19, 2017, that it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) for its proposed normal course issuer bid to purchase up to 82,965,721 Class A Limited Voting Shares, representing 10% of the public float of Brookfield's outstanding Class A shares. Brookfield will pay the market price at the time of acquisition for any Class A shares purchased. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at: One of Brookfield Asset Management's competitors within the Real Estate Development space, The Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC), announced on May 03, 2017, its operating results for Q1 ended March 31, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on Howard Hughes in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its blog coverage on BAM; touching on HHC. Get all of our free blog coverage and more by clicking on the link below: Under terms of the announcement, purchases under the bid will be made through the facilities of the TSX, the NYSE, and any alternative Canadian trading system. The period of the normal course issuer bid will extend from May 24, 2017, to May 23, 2018, or an earlier date, subject to the case when Brookfield completes its purchases. All Class A shares acquired by Brookfield under the bid will be canceled and/or purchased by a non-independent trustee pursuant to a long-term incentive plan. The number of Class A shares issued and outstanding were about 988.52 million, of which 829.66 million shares represented the public float as of May 09, 2017. In accordance with the rules of the TSX, the maximum daily purchase on the TSX under this bid will be 247,466 Class A shares, which is 25% of 989,865 shares which was the average daily trading volume of Class A shares on the TSX for the six months, ended April 30, 2017. Under its prior normal course issuer bid that started on May 24, 2016, and stands to be expired on May 23, 2017, Brookfield purchased 2.71 million Class A shares through open market purchases on the NYSE. The weighted average price that Brookfield paid per Class A share acquired under this bid was $34.72. Brookfield will enter into an automatic purchase plan on, or around June 26, 2017, in relation to the normal course issuer bid. The automatic purchase plan will allow for the purchase of Class A shares, subject to certain trading parameters. Outside of these periods, Class A shares will be repurchased in accordance with management's discretion and in compliance with the applicable law. Brookfield is renewing its normal course issuer bid as it believes that, from time to time, the market price of its Class A shares may not fully reflect the underlying value of the business, assets and its future business prospects. The Company believes that, under such circumstances, the outstanding Class A shares represent an active investment opportunity for Brookfield. Additionally, a portion of its excess cash generated on an annual basis can be invested for an attractive risk adjusted return through the issuer bid. Brookfield recently reported its Q1 FY17 results on May 11, 2017. Under the announcement, the Company reported an EPS of $0.08 for the period. The Company had a return on equity of 2.63% and a net margin of 6.76%. Prior to the announcement on May 05, 2017, Brookfield announced a monthly distribution of $0.0817 per share payable on May 25, 2017, to stockholders of record on May 18, 2017. Based on the closing price of $13.53 on May 04, 2017, the Fund's annualized distribution rate was 7.25%. The annualized distribution rate was 6% higher than the preceding month (April 2017) distribution rate of 7.31%, reported on April 07, 2017. At the close of trading session on Friday, May 19, 2017, Brookfield Asset Management's share price finished trading session at $37.50, advancing 1.96%. A total volume of 809.42 thousand shares exchanged hands. The stock has rallied 14.27% and 15.54% in the last six months and past twelve months, respectively. Furthermore, since the start of the year, shares of the Company have surged 14.03%. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 30.07 and has a dividend yield of 1.49%. The net market capital for the Company as per its Friday's closing price was $36.84 billion. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. 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LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / May 22, 2017 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM) as the Company announced on May 19, 2017, that it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) for its proposed normal course issuer bid to purchase up to 82,965,721 Class A Limited Voting Shares, representing 10% of the public float of Brookfield's outstanding Class A shares. Brookfield will pay the market price at the time of acquisition for any Class A shares purchased. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at: One of Brookfield Asset Management's competitors within the Real Estate Development space, The Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC), announced on May 03, 2017, its operating results for Q1 ended March 31, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on Howard Hughes in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its blog coverage on BAM; touching on HHC. Get all of our free blog coverage and more by clicking on the link below: Under terms of the announcement, purchases under the bid will be made through the facilities of the TSX, the NYSE, and any alternative Canadian trading system. The period of the normal course issuer bid will extend from May 24, 2017, to May 23, 2018, or an earlier date, subject to the case when Brookfield completes its purchases. All Class A shares acquired by Brookfield under the bid will be canceled and/or purchased by a non-independent trustee pursuant to a long-term incentive plan. The number of Class A shares issued and outstanding were about 988.52 million, of which 829.66 million shares represented the public float as of May 09, 2017. In accordance with the rules of the TSX, the maximum daily purchase on the TSX under this bid will be 247,466 Class A shares, which is 25% of 989,865 shares which was the average daily trading volume of Class A shares on the TSX for the six months, ended April 30, 2017. Under its prior normal course issuer bid that started on May 24, 2016, and stands to be expired on May 23, 2017, Brookfield purchased 2.71 million Class A shares through open market purchases on the NYSE. The weighted average price that Brookfield paid per Class A share acquired under this bid was $34.72. Brookfield will enter into an automatic purchase plan on, or around June 26, 2017, in relation to the normal course issuer bid. The automatic purchase plan will allow for the purchase of Class A shares, subject to certain trading parameters. Outside of these periods, Class A shares will be repurchased in accordance with management's discretion and in compliance with the applicable law. Brookfield is renewing its normal course issuer bid as it believes that, from time to time, the market price of its Class A shares may not fully reflect the underlying value of the business, assets and its future business prospects. 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— Prominent property developer Chris Kamberis, Founder of CTK Group, offers his expert opinion on what’s trending in the real estate scene that industry professionals should be aware of to tailor their commercial investment decisions. Locally, the Kansas City, MO, unemployment rates continue to lower from 2009 levels of 10.9% to its current 6.3%. Kamberis feels that the drop in unemployment and strong fundamental trends are helping support the robust Kansas City real estate market and driving property prices upward. The success of CTK Group has been based on its process of examining and analyzing all aspects of the potential property development projects, from local vacancy availability and its proximity to amenities, to trends in rental yields. Vacancy rates provide an overall view of the supply and demand for commercial real estate in a given location. However, investors also require knowledge for which projects are currently underway and will increase the supply of property and the relative appeal of each building. Chris Kamberis highlights pedestrian traffic as providing a boost in the attractiveness of commercial properties. CTK Group uses its detailed knowledge of the market in Kansas City, which allows them to interpret trends and identify the next successful project. “The reinvigoration of the downtown districts has kept commercial properties leaving the rental books in those areas, and vacancy rates continue to be low for properties around the Plaza and other downtown areas,” says the CTK Group founder. Trends in rental yields are also an important indicator of the overall direction of the property market and help support the initial investment into the project. However, the necessary knowledge comes from the details in each property, including the proximity to the amenities that can be useful such as transport routes, parking, recreational spaces, and other facilities. Equally, the quality of the property can be a factor, with new and attractive buildings often getting a premium above the market average for properties of a similar size. CTK Group possesses a premium of experience in the commercial market, allowing it to target well-positioned properties for developments. Chris Kamberis has examined the underlying trends in rental yields and has found strong growth for new commercial properties with modern amenities, noting that high premiums are made for modern foyers and meeting rooms, as well as staff break areas and bathrooms. These can help attract businesses towards more property as they are more likely to invest in facilities that boost customer confidence and staff morale. The strongest property trends actually sit outside the direct property market data and include the overall population growth, employment statistics, and business performance. All three of these factors show the willingness of new businesses to decide on a location and the willingness of existing business to expand their operations. Kansas City has continued to show extremely good fundamentals with declining unemployment, increasing population growth at the rate of 3.1%, and business confidence, which has continued to rise across the Midwest. Chris Kamberis is the Founder and President of the CTK Group, a top commercial Real Estate Development Company based in Kansas City. He oversees projects on behalf of each of his clients, and has a solid track record for accurately recognizing movements in the real estate market and for optimizing potential for everyone he works with, including Starbucks, Bank of America, and other Fortune 500 companies. New Westport player flips one of his properties for Opus' redevelopment: http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/03/07/ctk-group-developer-chris-kamberis.html For more information, please visit http://www.chriskamberisnews.com


— Values of real estate properties been steadily on the rise since 2015, making the housing sector more appealing to a wider audience. Chris Kamberis, the founder and president of CTK Group, a Kansas City-based Commercial Real Estate Development company, says he has seen a significant rise in the level of interest in property so far in 2016. While there is potential for remarkable returns, especially in the long-term, Kamberis cautions would-be investors to understand the risks, as well as the rewards that come with real estate investment. When looking at average 20-year returns, commercial real estate investments maintain returns at of around 9.5%, safely above the S&P 500. This is slighter lower than residential and diversified real estate ventures, which boast long-term averages of 10.6%. For investors who want exposure to the market, but are not interested in owning property, real estate investment trusts are ideal. For those who desire a more direct venture, there are not many barriers for entry regarding property; anyone with a clear strategy and enough capital can gain from the rewards of the market. According to Kamberis, this can be a pitfall, as much as it can be a benefit. Investors with solid capital behind them, but a lack of experience, may have to learn the hard way just how dynamic the market is. “Factors, such as changes in regulatory laws or shifting demographics can easily be overlooked, making what appears to be a winning property one day, a bust in three to five years.” As an attractive market with a diverse range of opportunities, a lot of investors have moved to commercial real estate, as well as apartment housing making it more competitive than it has ever been in the past. “A lot of new investors don’t realize how challenging commercial real estate can be,” says Chris Kamberis. “Ultimately, to succeed in the market, experience is necessary. Being familiar with legal and regulatory requirements, understanding how a property may react to downturns in the economic cycle and having the ability to adjust to changes in a particular sector are essential for success.” For those who can predict economic cycles and hold sufficient business acumen, real estate investment can be highly rewarding. “Properties can generate income for decades, providing a reliable and very desirable source of investment earnings,” says the CTK Group founder. Another advantage is that real estate tends to be more stable than the stock market. The down periods, however, can be debilitating. When the entire economy falters, some sectors in real estate will stop generating income altogether, and investors need to be prepared for this. Property can also be very difficult to sell when the economy sinks. This can tie up large amounts of capital for years, such as during the 2007 to 2009 Great Recession, which is still being felt in some regions of the country today. Alternatively, with commercial or residential real estate, the actual property is likely to rise in value in the long-term. Appreciation is one reason many investors who have a lot of capital behind them focus heavily on the real estate market. Kamberis, who has been a leader in property management for decades, suggests newer investors start small. That way, they will benefit of learning from others in the field, gain real experience and make invaluable connections along the way. Property expert, Chris Kamberis is an established leader in the commercial real estate market with over two decades of experience. As the Founder and President of CTK Group, a national portfolio acquisition and development company in Kansas City, MO, he has been the driving force behind some of the most progressive and complex expansions for commercial and industrial real estate. The company’s impressive roster of past and current clients features some of the world’s biggest corporations, including Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Fifth Third Bank, McDonald’s, Burger King, BP Products North America, and Starbucks. New Westport player flips one of his properties for Opus' redevelopment: http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/03/07/ctk-group-developer-chris-kamberis.html For more information, please visit http://www.chriskamberisnews.com


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HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stewart today announced the appointment of Tom Konkel as executive vice president and director of commercial services. In this role, he will oversee more than 320 associates in 20 offices with responsibility for driving commercial sales and revenue growth. "Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of commercial services,” said Steve Lessack, group president. “He is a proven leader with contagious enthusiasm and passion to succeed – making him a great fit for this role. I'm confident in his ability to lead the group to continued success." Konkel assumes this role after more than 25 years of working at Stewart. He most recently served as the interim executive vice president of commercial services, following the announcement of Bruce Hawley’s retirement. Prior to taking on this role, he served as the national sales director for Stewart commercial services for over 15 years. His regional, national and international clients have closed deals in excess of $20 billion in all asset classes. Tom frequently speaks and coaches real-estate professionals on sales and motivational techniques, and has written articles for several publications and journals on various real estate topics. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) and the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). He also currently serves on the board of directors and advisory council for Mercy Housing. Tom is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. He will be working out of the Denver office, located at 55 Madison Street, and reporting to Steve Lessack. He can be reached at tom.konkel@stewart.com or 303-780-4032. Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC) is a global real estate services company, offering products and services through our direct operations, network of Stewart Trusted Providers™ and family of companies. From residential and commercial title insurance and closing and settlement services to specialized offerings for the mortgage industry, we offer the comprehensive service, deep expertise and solutions our customers need for any real estate transaction. At Stewart, we believe in building strong relationships – and these partnerships are the cornerstone of every closing, every transaction and every deal. Stewart. Real partners. Real possibilities.™ More information is available at stewart.com, subscribe to the Stewart blog at blog.stewart.com, or follow Stewart on Twitter® @stewarttitleco. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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