ARCHIVE - Year: 2020
Andy Little

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

by Andrew Little, Special Correspondent

Bruce Springsteen released his “Born in the USA” album in 1984, which included a top 10 single titled “I’m Goin’ Down.”

Vampire Weekend, an indie band more popular with my daughters, did a rendition of that song in 2010.

Today, many commercial real estate investors are feeling the same sentiment expressed in the song — a slipping away of the love received just a few months ago from tenants and lenders alike.


John B. Levy

by John B. Levy

We’re told that history repeats itself, and this Spring seems to be a perfect example. Our family’s Passover Seder dinner was conducted . . . via Zoom. . . with 17 participating family units from all over the country. More than 3.000 years ago, we seem to remember that Passover was started by plagues, though surely not Covid! The more things change, the more they stay the same!

Is it different this time?


Andy Little

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

by Andrew Little, Special Correspondent

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., was interviewed recently about the coronavirus and aptly quoted a Tom Petty song from 1981 in his response: “The waiting is the hardest part.”

There is some truth to those lyrics.

In the early days of the coronavirus, the market enabled some developers to take advantage of lower rates. But that has changed in the past few weeks,