JHart

About James Hart

James Hart is a Kansas City-based journalist who writes about real estate and entrepreneurs. A former newspaper reporter and editor who worked for The Kansas City Star and the Cape Cod Times, he's the son of a Realtor and title agent who owned income properties in north Missouri

Making Your Team Work

By |2018-11-13T22:17:27+00:00November 13th, 2018|Business Strategy, Leadership, Manage & Lead, Private Lender|0 Comments

Struggling with a disconnected, disengaged team? Get back on track with time-tested advice and the latest research. Have you ever been part of a “team” that was anything but? Maybe it was a study group back in high school. The building committee at church. The board of your homeowner’s association. Or—and this is where it [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:17:27+00:00November 13th, 2018|Business Strategy, Leadership, Manage & Lead, Private Lender|0 Comments

Raising the Stakes on Real Estate in Las Vegas

By |2018-10-08T14:58:41+00:00October 8th, 2018|Market Trends, Private Lender|0 Comments

After the city lost big during the economic downturn, experts are now betting on sustainable growth. Las Vegas and southern Nevada, after suffering some of the worst of the Great Recession, are experiencing undeniable economic growth. It’s a welcome change from a few years ago, when the city’s unemployment hit 15 percent, home values plummeted, [...]

By |2018-10-08T14:58:41+00:00October 8th, 2018|Market Trends, Private Lender|0 Comments

Where There’s Smoke…

By |2018-08-07T02:37:35+00:00June 11th, 2018|Manage & Lead, Private Lender|0 Comments

Do your employees deserve extra vacation time for giving up cigarettes? In a lot of ways, quitting smoking is its own reward. But one company has found a surprising new way to incentivize employees to put away their cigarettes. Piala, a Japanese marketing firm, gives nonsmokers six extra days of vacation since they’re not taking [...]

By |2018-08-07T02:37:35+00:00June 11th, 2018|Manage & Lead, Private Lender|0 Comments

Focusing on the Finance Gender Gap

By |2018-08-07T02:38:02+00:00March 14th, 2018|Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women still lag in leadership roles, even though they bring serious strengths to the job. Despite the gains that women have made professionally, there is still a persistent gap when it comes to finance and real estate, especially at the top of the org chart. A couple years ago, reporters looked at 50 of the [...]

By |2018-08-07T02:38:02+00:00March 14th, 2018|Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Credit Reporting Rule Takes Effect

By |2018-08-07T02:38:35+00:00September 20th, 2017|Event News, Market Trends, News Story, Private Lender|0 Comments

Most civil judgments and many tax liens won’t show up on borrowers’ credit reports A significant change has taken effect in how Americans’ credit reports are compiled, but it’s not clear yet exactly what impact the new policy will have on private lenders and their clients. On July 1, the three-national credit-reporting agencies – Equifax, [...]

By |2018-08-07T02:38:35+00:00September 20th, 2017|Event News, Market Trends, News Story, Private Lender|0 Comments

China Running RE Development in U.S.

By |2018-08-07T02:38:36+00:00September 20th, 2017|Event News, Market Trends, News Story, Private Lender|0 Comments

Over the last several years, Chinese investment has assumed an increasingly influential role in U.S. commercial real estate. In 2016 alone, Chinese investors spent $15.1 billion on commercial property here, representing 46 percent of Chinese investment in other countries, Real Capital Analytics reports. The United States was the number one destination for China’s outbound investment. [...]

By |2018-08-07T02:38:36+00:00September 20th, 2017|Event News, Market Trends, News Story, Private Lender|0 Comments

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