Two Views of the Real Estate Boom

Investor Sam Zell and former hotel chief Barry Sternlicht recently got together to offer contrasting forecasts for the market

Any time you get two market heavyweights to predict the future of the real estate boom, you're going to attract a lot of investor interest. And when they hold views as divergent as those of Sam Zell, the Chicago investor who early in his career earned the nickname "The Grave Dancer" for his skill in picking up distressed properties, and former Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT) chief Barry Sternlicht, sparks are bound to fly.

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