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Reports written by Pavlos Loizou MRICS VRS

Video killed the radio star

Nobody really understands what property valuers do, they don’t make ‘big bucks’ like Chartered Accountants and everyone is usually shouting at them to ‘produce’ the value that they want.

Betrayed by the fourth estate

The Fourth Estate, typically the independent press or media, has betrayed us all enabling the First and Second estates, the elite, to run unchecked, as he Third became increasingly self-centred.

The unloved nature of foreclosed assets

At the end of Cyprus’ ‘Minsky Moment’ banks will end up being the owners or economic owners of a sway of foreclosed assets ranging from individual plots of land to sizeable commercial assets.

Let’s have coffee, reminisce and moan

Cyprus is at the end of a creative destruction cycle and it’s time for businesses and individuals to reinvent themselves, looking at the opportunities that lay ahead rather than reminiscing about how things were.

Cheap as chips or curry and chips?

Cyprus is the curry and chips after a long night at the pub and is lucky to have entered the crisis last and at a point where the US and Western European economies have stabilised from the post 2008 turbulence.

Property Developers: Run Forrest! Run!

If property developers fail to repay their bank loans, then the banks may not have sufficient funds to repay us the money that we deposited with them that they used to finance these loans.

You can’t produce a baby in one month

Warren Buffet’s quote “You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant” is an excellent metaphor of what Cyprus needs most; patience. Pavlos Loizou explains.

The importance of property rights

The lack of Title Deeds is important, as it means that property rights are not protected – both for the owner and the financial institution that has granted a loan using a property as collateral.

Investing in real estate debt

Investment in private real estate debt is the acquisition of performing or non-performing real estate loans from private lending institutions or from government sponsored ‘bad banks’.

How long is the long-run?

How can the government carry out the necessary reforms if its coalition is weak and its main supporters are those who are most heavily indebted in a country that went bust because of too much debt?

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