2 results for author: Steven Geller


Encouraged by CBD Business Opportunities; Five Regulatory Cautions

It has become increasingly difficult to ignore the increasing amount of media and press coverage of the growing cannabis (CBD) business opportunities in the market today. CBD, a nonintoxicating compound found in cannabis, is everywhere we look. Coffee shops across the country offer “calming” CBD infusions for your morning cappuccino. Boutique makeup brands are churning out CBD moisturizers, claiming the compound’s anti-inflammatory properties. As of October 2018, 46 states have passed some kind of CBD legalization. In June the Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol)—aka CBD—for the treatment of seizures associ...

Real Estate Sales: To Exchange or Not to Exchange

With the anticipation of rising interest rates, sky-rocketing oil prices, volatile markets, and political forces impacting the real estate markets, the frenzy to reposition real estate sales portfolios is continuing, but at unprecedented prices. Daily, I’m asked two related questions: Should I sell and should I do a tax-deferred exchange? Should I sell? My response is always the same. “I’ll consult my crystal ball”. I pick up the snow globe on my desk; shake it, nothing but snow … It’s on the fritz. I ask questions back. Is the property performing? Is there a compelling reason to sell? When the response is that the property ...