Friday, March 12, 2010
I know there are some of us who have thought about writing a book in our lifetime. I know I have and believe I will someday. But it's a dream that not too many of us will ever be able to realize. However, one of our brethren has accomplished just that and it's a novel to boot. I bought it and read it last week on a long train ride. It's a murder mystery in which the main character is a real estate investment banker. But that's just the backdrop to a truly engaging and well-written story, one that provided suspense and held my attention right up to the end. So, I heartily recommend it to you. The book's name, "Waking Up." The author: Joe Traum, formerly with Eastdil and Nomura and whom I am fortunate to call my friend.
Two dogs: I'm certain that my dog, Sherwood (top) is really my grandfather, Herman Silverman. When I look at Sherwood I see Herm. I've never seen more expressive eyes on a dog before; they're eyes of the ages; they're the eyes of an old soul. The dog below is one that I saw this morning in the lobby of a well-known Manhattan skyscraper. It's made of stainless steel but nevertheless has the feel of what it is: a balloon dog; and, you can't help but smile when you see it.
Final word on resumes: terrasearch Partners has a very good 'resume primer' on their website.
BTW, here's their opinion on the subject we've been debating: "A bullet point with personal interests is good. It may help you make a connection."
Restaurant of the week: Marrakesh, 235 E. 53rd Street, New York (6464.837.0501). A tiny place (it's downstairs) serving really good middle eastern cuisine. I had the lentil soup and the veggie couscous.
On the road....
March 13-22: Northern California
March 23-25: Boston for PREA's Spring Conference
April 1: Albany, New York
April 5-9: West Coast Trip
April 11-14: Dallas to attend the UBS Investor Conference
April 16-21: Tuscany
April 21-23: Venice for the annual INREV Conference
May 13-15: North Palm Beach, FL for the annual Homer Hoyt Institute/Hoyt Fellows conference
July 13-16: Laguna Beach to attend the NMS Real Estate Roundtable
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