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Now That Toys R Us Has Had To Grow Up, See Which Retailers Are Out And Which Are In
News 4 days ago
Now That Toys R Us Has Had To Grow Up, See Which Retailers Are Out And Which Are In

We got to wondering what kind of stores are staying open and what kind are shutting down, and what’s to blame....

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The Day After Brexit: What About Real Estate Owners?
News 1 week ago
The Day After Brexit: What About Real Estate Owners?

The offices of HSBC, Bank of America and Citigroup in the Canary Wharf financial district of east London. (AFP/Getty Images) We discussed last week...

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Behind The Curtain Of The Marriott-Starwood Hotel Deal: What About The Lenders?
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Behind The Curtain Of The Marriott-Starwood Hotel Deal: What About The Lenders?

Marriott. Starwood. Now the biggest hotel company in the world. While a lot has been said about Marriott’s $12.2 billion acquisition of Starwood,...

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Will New Deutsche Bank CEO Christian SewingChange The Lender's Real Estate Strategy?
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Will New Deutsche Bank CEO Christian SewingChange The Lender's Real Estate Strategy?

Will the German lender’s reign as the leading CRE lender in New York continue under Sewing?...

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What These 5 Banks Think About Tax Reform, Interest Rates, Real Estate And The Economy
News 3 weeks ago
What These 5 Banks Think About Tax Reform, Interest Rates, Real Estate And The Economy

As the real estate sector and the financial industry as a whole wonder where exactly we are in the economic cycle and what’s coming up next, we...

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How Driverless Cars Could Disrupt The Real Estate Industry
News 1 month ago
How Driverless Cars Could Disrupt The Real Estate Industry

Autonomous vehicles could spur some big changes not just in how we live but also in where we live and work, thus affecting the real estate market...

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Here's Where Technology Jobs Could Give Office Properties A Boost in 2018
News 2 months ago
Here's Where Technology Jobs Could Give Office Properties A Boost in 2018

High employment might be considered positive for the office sector, but the nearly two-decade low in unemployment levels isn’t necessarily...

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Is Alibaba's Chinese New Year Buying Spree Over, Or Is It Still Considering A Bid For Kroger?
News 2 months ago
Is Alibaba's Chinese New Year Buying Spree Over, Or Is It Still Considering A Bid For Kroger?

Alibaba has been snapping up businesses left and right before China shuts down for the lunar new year. Is Kroger next? How would that affect Amazon...

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What An Overhaul Of Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Would Mean For Commercial Real Estate
News 2 months ago
What An Overhaul Of Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Would Mean For Commercial Real Estate

CMBS loans for multifamily properties have increasingly been going to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the decade since the global financial crisis....

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Why NYCB Q4 Earnings Could Spell Good News For Commercial Real Estate Finance In New York City
News 2 months ago
Why NYCB Q4 Earnings Could Spell Good News For Commercial Real Estate Finance In New York City

New York Community Bancorp reported a 24% increase Wednesday in its net income for Q4 2017, indicating that NYCB is continuing the growth that...

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3 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Watch In 2018
News 3 months ago
3 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Watch In 2018

Political and economic uncertainty has pervaded the past year, with the U.S. economy showing signs of growth amid low inflation and a distressed...

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Acquiring Shipt Is A Smart Move. But Will It Be Enough To Help Target Catch Up With Amazon?
News 3 months ago
Acquiring Shipt Is A Smart Move. But Will It Be Enough To Help Target Catch Up With Amazon?

Walmart has over four times more distribution centers and warehouse facilities than Target, while Amazon has eight times more. And that’s a pretty...

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Commercial Real Estate Lenders To Keep An Eye On In 2018
News 3 months ago
Commercial Real Estate Lenders To Keep An Eye On In 2018

Who are the up-and-coming commercial real estate lenders in New York City that we might expect to see more of in 2018?...

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These Banks Are Exposed To Long-Distance Commercial Real Estate Lending
News 4 months ago
These Banks Are Exposed To Long-Distance Commercial Real Estate Lending

It seems almost counterintuitive to think of distance as a possible financial risk factor in a global economy marked by its interconnectedness, yet...

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Powell Could Be The Next Fed Chair. Here's What He Proposes For The Real Estate Market
News 4 months ago
Powell Could Be The Next Fed Chair. Here's What He Proposes For The Real Estate Market

Powell has proposed spurring competition in the housing finance market and injecting more private capital into government-sponsored enterprises...

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E-Commerce Is Boosting This Hidden Part Of The Retail Market
News 5 months ago
E-Commerce Is Boosting This Hidden Part Of The Retail Market

E-commerce raked in $3.34 billion in online sales on Black Friday last year and $3.45 billion on Cyber Monday. But there’s also a lesser-known fact...

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China Is Opening Its Market. Here's What We Can Learn From Overseas Lenders In The U.S.
News 5 months ago
China Is Opening Its Market. Here's What We Can Learn From Overseas Lenders In The U.S.

As China opens its financial market, we took a look at foreign lenders operating in the U.S. to see what their strategies are....

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Why The Chicago Property Market Could Be A Good Deal, Or A Risky Bet
News 5 months ago
Why The Chicago Property Market Could Be A Good Deal, Or A Risky Bet

The Windy City’s population is dwindling and its job growth is slow, but recent studies offer good news on the office market and cost of living....

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Commercial Real Estate Financing In Chicago Drops 13% In First Six Months of 2017
News 5 months ago
Commercial Real Estate Financing In Chicago Drops 13% In First Six Months of 2017

Windy City loan originations for commercial properties slumped from the first half of 2016 to the first half of this year....

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What Interest Rate Hikes Mean for Multifamily Real Estate Owners
News 6 months ago
What Interest Rate Hikes Mean for Multifamily Real Estate Owners

A third interest rate hike this year is widely expected by the end of 2017, with the U.S. economy looking strong despite unusually low inflation....

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Morgan Stanley Is Buying Commercial Real Estate Credit Platform Mesa West. Is The Timing Right?
News 6 months ago
Morgan Stanley Is Buying Commercial Real Estate Credit Platform Mesa West. Is The Timing Right?

CrediFi ranked Mesa West as a top 10 lender in Boston in 2016, when it originated about $200 million in commercial real estate financing in...

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Unusually Large Loans Mask Decline In NYC Commercial Real Estate Lending
News 7 months ago
Unusually Large Loans Mask Decline In NYC Commercial Real Estate Lending

Last quarter’s biggest commercial real estate loans in NYC aren’t just big, they’re really, really big. The size of those loans appears to be...

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What Irma, Harvey And The Solar Eclipse Have To Do With The Hotel Industry
News 7 months ago
What Irma, Harvey And The Solar Eclipse Have To Do With The Hotel Industry

Hurricane Irma delivered 180-mph winds to several Caribbean islands this week as Florida braces for impact – right on the heels of the destruction...

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As Harvey Leaves Houston Reeling, These Banks Are More Exposed Than Others
News 7 months ago
As Harvey Leaves Houston Reeling, These Banks Are More Exposed Than Others

The economic impact of Harvey, now downgraded to a tropical depression, could be as high as $190 billion, or 1% of the GDP – exceeding the combined...

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