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    Bashar Issa - Real Deal or Snake Oil Salesman???

    Bashar Issa - Real Deal or Snake Oil Salesman???

    http://www.buffalorising.com/city/ar...wer_1.php#more

    Dose anyone have any additional information about Issa, his BSC Group and their past history in other cities?

    Thoughts, Comments, etc?

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    According to Business First, it won't be started until it's 40% leased. It's an awfully big building, so I have to question whether it gets built. The rendering on BuffaloRising shows it behind the proposed new federal courthouse, I think, which also seems to be in limbo at present.

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    http://forums.speakupwny.com/showthread.php?t=9685 (see message #10)
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    There would be no reason for the guy to intentionally bluff this - it seems like he's already spent a ton of money on architect's fees. Whether or not the demand will be there is another story.

    To infer that he may be a "snake oil salesman" seems a bit disengenous, at best.

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    I agree there is no reason for him to bluff with this one. This guy has a ton of money and a really good track record in Manchester England, a city that people tell me has many similarities to Buffalo. Now that doesn't mean that finding tenants will be easy, but maybe with some of his international connections he will be able to come through with some outside tenants. The building certainly is a draw, and rivals anything in Toronto or New York. I hope he can pull this off.

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    Key facts being--
    No. 1 He doesn't want any public money
    No. 2 He doesn't want any of Buffalo's streets
    No. 3 He doesn't plan to run an illegal business(s) in the proposed building.
    No. 4 He figures he'll have to pay taxes like anyone else.
    No. 5 He doesn't make the mayor or several other Buffalonians grovel.

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    I hate to bring a 5 year old post out of the depths but the original writer of this topic was SPOT ON.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Buffalo View Post
    I hate to bring a 5 year old post out of the depths but the original writer of this topic was SPOT ON.
    How could the original poster be "SPOT ON?" He or should didn't even express an opinion; just raised a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therising View Post
    How could the original poster be "SPOT ON?" He or should didn't even express an opinion; just raised a question.
    Actually, I was "spot on" and you were "dead wrong":

    Linda_D: "It's an awfully big building, so I have to question whether it gets built."

    therising:"To infer that he may be a "snake oil salesman" seems a bit disengenous, at best."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda_D View Post
    Actually, I was "spot on" and you were "dead wrong":

    Linda_D: "It's an awfully big building, so I have to question whether it gets built."

    therising:"To infer that he may be a "snake oil salesman" seems a bit disengenous, at best."

    Here you go Linda...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda_D View Post
    Actually, I was "spot on" and you were "dead wrong":

    Linda_D: "It's an awfully big building, so I have to question whether it gets built."

    therising:"To infer that he may be a "snake oil salesman" seems a bit disengenous, at best."
    Your clairvoyance is not nearly as good as you think it is. You conveniently left out the part of your post, in which you refereed to the Federal Courthouse, saying:

    I think, which also seems to be in limbo at present.
    But, yes, you do deserve a cookie.

    But, if you're going to try to prove that you're smarter then me, you're going to have to try a lot harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therising View Post
    Your clairvoyance is not nearly as good as you think it is. You conveniently left out the part of your post, in which you refereed to the Federal Courthouse, saying:



    But, yes, you do deserve a cookie.

    But, if you're going to try to prove that you're smarter then me, you're going to have to try a lot harder.
    She may have needed a little "prize" or special pat that day.

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