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Michael A. Coke, President and Co-founder of Terreno Realty Corporation, discusses industrial real estate in an urban environment at Chevy Chase Trust’s 2017 Fall Investment Symposium.

Mike discussed how real estate investors are changing their perspective when it comes to investing in urban areas. “D.C. itself has become the draw [in industrial real estate]; we’ve actually been shifting our investment focus from being in the suburbs to the city itself.”

To view Mike’s full presentation, click here.

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Industrial Real Estate in an Urban Environment

Michael A. Coke, President and Co-founder of Terreno Realty Corporation, discusses industrial real estate in an urban environment at Chevy Chase Trust's 2017 Fall Investment Symposium.

Artificial Intelligence Looms Larger in the Corporate World

From The Wall Street Journal: Artificial intelligence, long a subject of fanciful forecasts, is starting to enter the corporate world in a much bigger way, as costs decline and the need increases to identify patterns within ever-growing troves of business data.

A conversation with AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio

From Microsoft: When Microsoft acquired deep learning startup Maluuba in January, Maluuba’s highly respected advisor, the deep learning pioneer Yoshua Bengio, agreed to continue advising Microsoft on its artificial intelligence efforts.

Post Holiday Review

It was a "turkey" of a week, with the S&P down 4.7%, its worst Thanksgiving trading week since 1932. Global equity markets continued to show weakness. The Dow is at its lowest level in six weeks.

The “Portable” Federal Estate Tax Exemption

The tax legislation enacted at the end of 2010, just before we were scheduled to return to a top federal estate and gift tax rate of 55% and an exemption of only $1 million, provided three significant changes in the federal estate and gift tax laws.

Oil in Latin America? Colombia Deserves a Look

Two months ago in our series of blogs on oil, I highlighted Canada and its oil sands as a niche area showing great potential. With the recent pullback in oil prices, there is another region, often overlooked by investors, that offers potential.

Planning Idea With New $5 Million Gift Tax Exemption

The tax bill enacted at the end of 2010 provides a $5 million exemption from federal gift tax for aggregate lifetime gifts ($10 million for a married couple). This exemption applies for 2011 and 2012, and is in addition to the $13,000 annual exclusion gifts that may be made free of federal gift tax every year.

Perspective on Muni Bonds

Much media attention has recently focused on the financial challenges facing municipal markets and the possibility of defaults in municipal […]