Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty
Last week The Real Deal held its annual forum at Avery Fisher Hall. I found myself in the surprising position of debating Lockhart Steele, the founder of curbed.com, on the topic of whether social media is good or bad for real estate. In theory, I was debating on the “bad” side, which, considering that I am both a blogger (quod erat demonstrandum) and a big Facebook fan, seems ironic. Nonetheless, there are a number of things about the media in 2011 which frustrate me, and I made those the focus of my debating points.