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Food for Thought. Thoughtful debate and insightful observations/ commentary on actions/events in financial markets, investments, societies, and governments around the world that impact our lives. Also Oxstone Team’s Global Investment Commentary and Best Investment Ideas.

Historic Five-Story Manhattan Townhouse For Sale ($25MM) in Prime Upper East Side Neighborhood

17K sf total, 14K sf above grade, 3K sf below grade, 3,576 sf lot, 35 X 102, Zoning R8B / […]

Prime 50’s Off 5th Ave Luxury Hotel & Residential Condo Development Opportunity (Plaza District NYC)

Projected capital structure: $56.5MM ($20MM equity ($15.5MM for site acquisition), $36.5MM debt LTC 65%) 41.9k gsf (12 residential units 9k […]

The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns (2021 Edition)

By Dorothy Neufeld, Visual Capitalist, The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns (2011-2020) Being a commodity investor can feel like riding […]

Generational Residential Development Opportunity in Midtown Manhattan, NYC

Projected Capital Structure: $528MM ($317MM Equity / $211MM Debt LTC 40%) ** Currently All Self-Funded Equity ** 270K zsf, 60 […]

Distressed Acquisition and Mixed Use Residential Rental Development Opportunity, Westchester NY

Projected capital structure: $98MM ($24MM equity ($13.3MM needed for site acquisitions), $74MM debt LTC 76%) 231,000zsf (120 residential units 96k […]

Historic Waterfront Mixed Use (Affordable Residential Rental/Office/Hotel/Retail) Development Opportunity, NYC

Projected capital structure: $3.2B ($1.1B equity / $2.1B debt 65% LTC) 5.6MM gsf (4,200 residential units, 2.4MM sf (50%) / […]

Distressed Shovel Ready Residential Rental Development Opportunity, Westchester NY

Proj. capital structure: $86.9MM ($12MM equity needed by new Sponsor.  $17MM sunk costs from previous Sponsor), ($25MM low cost 15 […]

Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

The 8 Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, […]

Zillow’s new search tool helps find housing for those in need

Escaping homelessness is an enormous undertaking, not least because so many landlords and property managers have strict criteria for new tenants. Those […]

These $50,000 tiny homes unfold out of shipping containers and can be combined into custom houses

Las Vegas-based Boxabl wants to mass-produce low-cost housing. The company released its first product, a 375-square-foot prefab studio apartment early […]