Author: akaramon

Leadership Group

The future is looking increasingly complicated for landlords, developers, architects, employers, and employees.  We need innovative thought leaders working together to determine what the future of “work” will look like, and that is exactly what Mark Arizmendi of Northwestern Capital Partners, Dylan Jones of Gensler, and Compie Newman of CBRE have set out to do. […]

Bond Spreads

Bond spreads are an important indicator of risk assessment.  We typically like to assess the spreads between rated corporate debt and the 10-year rate. With the risk-free rate (the 10-year coupon) already at rock bottom, and the market-risk spreads (the difference between the risk-free rate and the nominal rate of interest on bonds) historically low, […]

Coronavirus

The coronavirus is a black swan event but is pointing out several fundamental economic issues. First, even with the recent market selloff, the market is trading at historically high multiples. Second, the Fed is out of weapons – the Federal Funds rate is 1.75, the ten year is 0.52% – rates are rock bottom, and […]

The Business Mountain

The journey to success can be long, arduous, and tough, but ultimately rewarding. Business can be like climbing a mountain – the view from the bottom – starting a project or a business – can be daunting. The last leg to the top may be the hardest part, as most of the long climbing is […]

Start-Up Advice from Our CEO

Over the summer, at the Ferris Wheel in Flint, Michigan, our founder and CEO, Mark Arizmendi, had the opportunity to speak to a group of entrepreneurs that were going through the XLerate Health accelerator program. Michigan, like many areas outside of Silicon Valley, is thriving with entrepreneurship and vital new ideas.  The “Rise of the […]

Driving into downtown Flint, MI, it immediately becomes apparent that this is a city that is making a big comeback. Seriously, this city is hopping; it took us fifteen minutes to find parking, and the number of people walking around is similar to what you would see in any vibrant city’s downtown area. The NCP […]

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