Wednesday, November 3, 2010

How the Elections Affect Retail Real Estate

David Bodamer ponders over the impacts of the elections on our world:
  • Carried Interest tax hike less likely
  • Gridlock in terms of legislative changes.
  • Somewhat counter the prior point, less uncertainty with a Republican in terms of tax increases and pro-business measures
  • Slot machines coming to Arundel Mills (BACM 2007-4 and BACM 2007-5)
In the near term, say 2-4 years, I foresee gridlock, uncertainty, and a lot of negative stuff. How can you make a business decision in this climate without being able to measure the political risk, which is arguably the most predominant risk in MBS markets.

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