New real estate publication models itself after Mark Madoff’s start-up

December 20, 2010 10:35AM

In the wake of Ponzi scion Mark Madoff’s suicide, the future of his latest pet project, a Web-based real estate publication known as the Sonar Report is murky. But while the publication, sent out daily by Madoff’s company, Strategic Research Advisors, may not go on, a new daily real estate report says it is picking up where it left off. Real Estate Research Associates, which appears to be based in San Diego, Calif., has launched the RERA Report, a similar publication that canvases daily real estate news reports for interested readers. In an e-mail sent today, the RERA Report paints itself as a replacement for Sonar Report readers. “With the recent sad news concerning the online real estate publication, the Sonar Report, published by Strategic Research Advisors, we have created Real Estate Research Associates to bring you the RERA Report,” the e-mail said. “[We] were avid readers of the Sonar Report, have missed it, and hope you enjoy reading the RERA Report.” RERA did not immediately respond to requests for comment. TRD