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About Us: People in Real Estate

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Editor's note: This is the first in a series of real estate industry profiles, titled, "About Us: People in Real Estate." These profiles will reveal rich anecdotes, historical tidbits, and personal insights that will introduce -- and perhaps reintroduce you to some of the real estate industry's most colorful and storied characters. Got a suggestion for someone who we should profile? E-mail us:, with the subject line: "About Us: People in Real Estate." A friend recently ribbed Greg Robertson that his Vendor Alley blog was "the TMZ of real estate." Likening Robertson's frequent postings at to the wildly popular but often-notorious celebrity news site is a stretch, he says. Nonetheless, he does get attention in the industry -- like the time just a few weeks ago, when he adapted the subtitles in a clip from "Downfall," the German-language film about the last days in Adolf Hitler's bunker, to poke fun at e...