Today was the annual Commercial Real Estate luncheon present by BOMA*, which I've been a member of for the last decade.
Speakers from the State Dept. of Economic Development, prestigious commercial real estate brokers, and property appraisers of good reputation talk about the State's economic outlook. They review the previous year, forecast trends, employment rates, businesses moving into/out of Alaska, etc.
It's always interesting, and I get to have a reasonably good lunch with people I know.
And my tenants always like to hear which national retailers are preparing to move to Alaska. In many cases, the store they open in Anchorage is the first one in Alaska.
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Meanwhile, the predicted snow has begun in earnest. Current predictions are for 3" to 5" tonight, 2" to 4" tomorrow, 5" to 8" on Monday. The high on Tuesday is predicted to be -5°. This could be an interesting weekend. But I have plenty of gas for the snowblower, so we can clear the drive if/when the snow lets up at some point.
Meanwhile, we all have four wheel drives, and going where we need to go - if we need to - isn't an issue.
|The highway heading north out of Anchorage at 2:45 pm today. By tomorrow morning, it will be a lot whiter. :)|
* Building Owners and Manager's Association