Data Center Knowledge - Contributor: writing about data centers REITs -- a new and growing asset class -- attempting to bridge the gap between technology & traditional REIT investors.
Researching and writing at the corner of Main St. & Wall St. where real estate often intersects with trends in: technology, ecommerce, office/industrial, healthcare, cloud computing, energy infrastructure & green initiatives.
Recently covered breaking news and actionable ideas REIT ideas for Benzinga "REIT Beat," now Contributor/Sr. REIT Expert. Select articles featured on Investopedia.com, Seeking Alpha, and published on Yahoo! Finance, Google, MSN, Finviz and many other financial portals. Recent Select Freelance contributor for Motley Fool, writing about REITs and real estate topics for the Financial Bureau.
I have over 25 years of experience as a: developer of institutional quality office and industrial facilities, general contractor, homebuilder, managing general partner for private limited partnerships, and have performed consulting and transactional real estate services for others, including entitlements for planned commercial/office/industrial developments.
Past job experience included: V.P. of Energy Services for a Florida based Mechanical Contracting company, which subsequently was acquired by EMCOR (NYSE: EME). Responsibilities included development and "financial engineering" of projects to reduce energy consumption and total cost of ownership solutions, partnered with the two major Florida electric utilities, and private companies, (including Enron Energy Services!).
Education: UCLA - BA Economics, including graduate coursework in Real Estate Finance.
Masters Degree from St. Thomas University - Miami, FL
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Michael J. Mauboussin joined Legg Mason Capital Management as chief investment strategist in 2004. Prior to LMCM, Michael served as managing director and chief U.S. investment strategist at Credit Suisse First Boston. He is the former president of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York and was repeatedly named to Institutional Investor's All-American Research Team and the Wall Street Journal All-Star survey in the food industry category. Mauboussin's work focuses on the process of value creation from both the company's and the investor's standpoint.
He is the author of More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMore-Than-You-Know-Unconventional%2Fdp%2F0231138709%2Fsr%3D8-1%2Fqid%3D1171005279%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks&tag=seekingalpha-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325) (Columbia University Press, 2006) and co-author, with Alfred Rappaport, of Expectations Investing: Reading Stock Prices for Better Returns (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FExpectations-Investing-Reading-Prices-Returns%2Fdp%2F159139127X%2Fsr%3D1-1%2Fqid%3D1171005378%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks&tag=seekingalpha-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325) (Harvard Business School Press, 2001). Mauboussin has also authored or co-authored articles for the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Financial Management, and Fortune.
Visit his page at Legg Mason: Michael J. Mauboussin (http://michaelmauboussin.com/)
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As director of research at Portfolio123, I have long specialized in rules/factor-based equity investing strategies of the sort characterized as “Smart Alpha” in the July 2014 Journal of Portfolio Management. In addition, I formerly managed a high-yield fixed-income fund and conducted research involving quantitative asset allocation strategies such as are at the foundation of what today has come to be known as Robo Advising. I formerly edited the the Forbes Low Priced Stock Report, and served as an assistant research director at Value Line. I have long had a passion for investor education, which has resulted in my having conducted numerous seminars on stock selection and analysis, and the authoring of two books: Screening The Market and The Value Connection.