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Amid Insider Trading Allegations, SoftBank Eyes U.S. Commercial Real Estate
News 2 weeks ago
Amid Insider Trading Allegations, SoftBank Eyes U.S. Commercial Real Estate

Masayoshi Son has said he's seeking to become 'the biggest investor' in technology, but there are strong indications he's looking to become a...

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Why Is Japanese Telecom Heavyweight SoftBank Buying Fortress Investment?
News 1 month ago
Why Is Japanese Telecom Heavyweight SoftBank Buying Fortress Investment?

The seemingly puzzling deal actually sheds light on several aspects of global finance, including commercial real estate, technology investment and...

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This Real Estate Giant Is Known For Its Massive Acquisitions, But Is Also A Leading Lender In NYC
News 1 month ago
This Real Estate Giant Is Known For Its Massive Acquisitions, But Is Also A Leading Lender In NYC

Which company is best known for its equity, yet was among the top 10 originators of commercial real estate financing in New York City in the first...

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Wall Street Has Long Been Deutsche Bank's U.S. Base. Time For A Change?
News 1 month ago
Wall Street Has Long Been Deutsche Bank's U.S. Base. Time For A Change?

First Deutsche sold its 60 Wall St. headquarters but financed the loan for it. Then in January, once the building was sold again and Aareal issued...

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What A 2017 SEC Filing Can Tell Us About America's Real Estate Presidency
News 1 month ago
What A 2017 SEC Filing Can Tell Us About America's Real Estate Presidency

As Donald Trump begins his term of office, it is, perhaps, fitting that the top loan in one of the year's first CMBS deals is for a building that's...

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Ford Is Creating More Auto Jobs. Does That Make The Detroit Area A Good Real Estate Bet?
News 2 months ago
Ford Is Creating More Auto Jobs. Does That Make The Detroit Area A Good Real Estate Bet?

Ford has been making headlines over plans to bring car manufacturing back to the Detroit area, announcing at the 2017 Detroit auto show this week...

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How Business Owners Can Refinance Properties With Government-Backed Loans Under McMahon's SBA
News 2 months ago
How Business Owners Can Refinance Properties With Government-Backed Loans Under McMahon's SBA

Last month Linda McMahon, the former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO who ran two Connecticut races as the Republican candidate for senator, was...

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5 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Watch In 2017
News 3 months ago
5 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Watch In 2017

Higher interest rates could constrain property deals-- will looser regulation counteract that? Meanwhile foreign investment could fall with tigher...

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Are Carrier Jobs In Indianapolis The First Stage Of A Manufacturing Upswing Under Trump?
News 3 months ago
Are Carrier Jobs In Indianapolis The First Stage Of A Manufacturing Upswing Under Trump?

President-elect Donald Trump announced last week that air conditioner maker Carrier Corp., a division of United Technologies, would keep hundreds...

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All I Want For Christmas Is Big Data
News 4 months ago
All I Want For Christmas Is Big Data

We already know that big data is changing finance and that the business of retail is intricately connected with the business of real estate. As we...

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Trump Has Real Estate In His Blood. So Will The U.S. Property Market Benefit From His Presidency?
News 4 months ago
Trump Has Real Estate In His Blood. So Will The U.S. Property Market Benefit From His Presidency?

It's too early to know exactly what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for the commercial real estate industry or the economy at large. But as the...

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Marijuana Legalization Is Ultimately A Real Estate Story-- And That Has Big Implications In California
News 4 months ago
Marijuana Legalization Is Ultimately A Real Estate Story-- And That Has Big Implications In California

Colorado's experience suggests that if Californians vote to legalize recreational marijuana Nov. 8, demand will surge for warehouse space to use...

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What Effect Will The Wells Fargo Fake Accounts Scandal Have On The Bank's Commercial Lending?
News 5 months ago
What Effect Will The Wells Fargo Fake Accounts Scandal Have On The Bank's Commercial Lending?

Wells Fargo could lose an estimated $99 billion in deposits over the next 18 months if customers flee "as a direct result" of charges that the bank...

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How The Jobs Report And A Year-End Interest Rate Hike Could Affect Commercial Real Estate
News 5 months ago
How The Jobs Report And A Year-End Interest Rate Hike Could Affect Commercial Real Estate

The jobs data released Friday showed negligible change, but the employment report ‒ the last before the Federal Reserve's next policy meeting, in...

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As Hurricane Matthew Heads For Florida, Here's A Preliminary Look At Potential Property Damage
News 5 months ago
As Hurricane Matthew Heads For Florida, Here's A Preliminary Look At Potential Property Damage

Hurricane MatthewintensifiedThursday and continued to hurtle toward the southeast coast of the U.S., with more than 2 million people in Florida,...

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Deutsche Bank Was Fined $14 Billion. What Does That Mean For U.S. Commercial Real Estate?
News 6 months ago
Deutsche Bank Was Fined $14 Billion. What Does That Mean For U.S. Commercial Real Estate?

Deutsche Bank shares continued falling Monday, after news broke late last week that the U.S. Department of Justice was fining Germany's largest...

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Who's Got The Billions To Buy 1 World Trade Center?
News 6 months ago
Who's Got The Billions To Buy 1 World Trade Center?

When the Port Authority divests itself of its real estate assets, as it has said it will, the iconic tower could fetch as much as $5 billion. Here...

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ITT Tech Just Got Schooled. Real Estate Players, Take Note
News 6 months ago
ITT Tech Just Got Schooled. Real Estate Players, Take Note

An ITT campus in California. (Susan Goldman / Bloomberg News) It would seem the final bell may have rung for ITT Technical Institute, a chain of...

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So You're Investing In Retail Properties? Who You Gonna Call For Financing? (Hint: Not Ghostbusters)
News 7 months ago
So You're Investing In Retail Properties? Who You Gonna Call For Financing? (Hint: Not Ghostbusters)

Apple Store in Manhattan. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images) Trophy properties-- and the small (or large) fortunes that go toward purchasing or...

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Attention Kmart Shoppers: Who Could Gain From The Retailer's Troubles?
News 7 months ago
Attention Kmart Shoppers: Who Could Gain From The Retailer's Troubles?

The retail sector has taken quite a few punches recently. Retailers including Sports Authority, Aeropostale and New York's Fairway Market have...

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Say hello to the new face of CMBS deals, courtesy of Dodd-Frank
News 7 months ago
Say hello to the new face of CMBS deals, courtesy of Dodd-Frank

When an industry is subject to new legislation, a lot of questions are left hanging inthe air: What changes need to be made? What ramifications...

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There's Been Some Bad Banking News Lately, But Banks Aren't The Only Lenders Out There
News 8 months ago
There's Been Some Bad Banking News Lately, But Banks Aren't The Only Lenders Out There

News about the global banking sector has not been so great lately. This month, five of the six biggest U.S. banks reported second-quarter losses,...

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Bubble Trouble: 5 Ways Banks and Borrowers Can Avoid Real Estate Risk
News 8 months ago
Bubble Trouble: 5 Ways Banks and Borrowers Can Avoid Real Estate Risk

Without actually using the dreaded B-word, a U.S. federal regulator warned last week of rapid commercial real estate growth accompanied by looser...

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Why Commercial Real Estate Loans Are Not Like Wine
News 8 months ago
Why Commercial Real Estate Loans Are Not Like Wine

When fruit matures, it is ready for harvest. When certain wines and cheeses mature, they taste better. And when teenagers mature, they are able to...

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The Day After Brexit: What About Real Estate Owners?
News 8 months 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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Is Brexit All Bad For Deutsche Bank?
News 8 months ago
Is Brexit All Bad For Deutsche Bank?

Less than a week after British voters decided to leave the European Union, the International Monetary Fund issued a report Wednesday stating that...

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Sports Authority Dropped The Ball. Now It's Anyone's Game
News 9 months ago
Sports Authority Dropped The Ball. Now It's Anyone's Game

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) What's going to happen to Sports Authority stores now that the sporting goods retailer has declared bankruptcy...

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This Is Where You Can Find Economic Growth: Some Of The Most Resilient Places In The U.S.
News 9 months ago
This Is Where You Can Find Economic Growth: Some Of The Most Resilient Places In The U.S.

Houses stand in this aerial photograph taken above Alameda, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. With tech workers flooding San Francisco,...

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Coworking: A Threat To Traditional Office Space?
News 9 months ago
Coworking: A Threat To Traditional Office Space?

As millennials flock to major cities and the number of U.S. freelancers shoots up, the popularity of coworking has grown as well. The number of...

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How Retail Lows Could Lead To Marijuana Highs
News 10 months ago
How Retail Lows Could Lead To Marijuana Highs

In some states that have legalized marijuana, there is a shortage of warehouse space due to the high demand for suitable buildings to grow...

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