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California’s New Rent Control Law Poses Questions for Multifamily Investors
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California’s New Rent Control Law Poses Questions for Multifamily Investors

Industry experts say that for the time being, the allowed rent increases will stay within the market-wide average. Now that California’s governor...

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MGM Sells Bellagio to Blackstone for $4.25 Billion in Lease-Back
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MGM Sells Bellagio to Blackstone for $4.25 Billion in Lease-Back

The company will continue to operate the property under a lease arrangement. (Bloomberg)—MGM Resorts International, pressured by investors to...

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REITs Are a ‘Dangerous’ Hedge, Says CIO of Kairos Investment Management
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REITs Are a ‘Dangerous’ Hedge, Says CIO of Kairos Investment Management

Jon Needell notes that the publicly-traded REITs’ correlation to the general equities market has risen considerably in recent years. Coming out of...

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Foreign Investors Slow CRE Acquisition Activity
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Foreign Investors Slow CRE Acquisition Activity

Between concerns about the late-stage cycle and higher hedging costs earlier in the year, foreign investors paused on CRE acquisitions. South Korea...

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WeWork Said to Weigh Bailout That Hands Control to SoftBank
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WeWork Said to Weigh Bailout That Hands Control to SoftBank

SoftBank executives think they can turn around the company with the right financial controls in place. (Bloomberg)—WeWork is considering a bailout...

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NREI's Common Area, Episode 19
News 5 days ago
NREI's Common Area, Episode 19

Hear the latest scoop on CRE investors’ growing interest in casino hotels and investors’ steady attraction to medical office buildings. In this...

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Seven Takeaways from the CRE CLO Conference 2019
News 5 days ago
Seven Takeaways from the CRE CLO Conference 2019

CRE CLO issuance is on track to overtake both 2017 and 2018 levels. The second annual CRE CLO Conference, which took place in New York on Oct. 10,...

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Casino Hotels Are Gaining in Popularity with CRE Investors
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Casino Hotels Are Gaining in Popularity with CRE Investors

As larger casino hotel operators divest of some assets, smaller real estate investors can benefit. Smaller real estate investors might find more...

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Medical Office Buildings Remain in Demand Among Investors
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Medical Office Buildings Remain in Demand Among Investors

In spite of limited number of properties coming on the market, MOB fundamentals still attract investors. There continues to be very strong investor...

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Larry Summers Slams Rich Cities’ Use of Investment Incentives
News 1 week ago
Larry Summers Slams Rich Cities’ Use of Investment Incentives

Former Treasury Secretary proposed a federal policy of 100 percent tax on receipts from state tax credits offered by wealthier communities. ...

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With Recession in Mind, Family Offices Swing Toward Real Estate
News 1 week ago
With Recession in Mind, Family Offices Swing Toward Real Estate

Family office allocations to real estate are rising, a new survey finds. Adjusting to market volatility and girding for a recession, some family...

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For Sale: College Campus, Convenient to New York City, Castle Included
News 2 weeks ago
For Sale: College Campus, Convenient to New York City, Castle Included

The bankrupt College of New Rochelle plans to sell the 15.6-acre campus in a November auction. (Bloomberg)—The College of New Rochelle has a 15.6...

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Black Creek CEO Raj Dhanda Talks About Why It Still Makes Sense to Buy Industrial Assets
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Black Creek CEO Raj Dhanda Talks About Why It Still Makes Sense to Buy Industrial Assets

In spite of low cap rates, Black Creek still sees opportunity in industrial and multifamily acquisitions. Real estate investment management firm...

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Inland Ports May Offer Industrial Investors Those Much-Coveted Higher Yields
News 2 weeks ago
Inland Ports May Offer Industrial Investors Those Much-Coveted Higher Yields

Inland port investment opportunities are growing along with growth in seaports and e-commerce operations. Inland ports—multimodal facilities paired...

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Would Simon, Brookfield Investment in Forever 21 Make Sense for Both Parties?
News 2 weeks ago
Would Simon, Brookfield Investment in Forever 21 Make Sense for Both Parties?

The landlords do have a vested interest in seeing one of today’s largest mall anchor tenants survive. Struggling fast-fashion retailer Forever 21...

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WeWork’s Neumann Is Stepping Down as CEO Amid Faltering IPO
News 3 weeks ago
WeWork’s Neumann Is Stepping Down as CEO Amid Faltering IPO

Two senior company executives, Sebastian Gunningham and Artie Minson, will be appointed as co-CEOs. (Bloomberg)—Adam Neumann, the charismatic...

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Best Buy CEO Eyes Health Care as Retailer’s ‘Next Big Thing’
News 3 weeks ago
Best Buy CEO Eyes Health Care as Retailer’s ‘Next Big Thing’

Best Buy plans to start selling everything from fitness machines to health-monitoring services for seniors. (Bloomberg) --Best Buy Co. is well...

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Foreign Investors Ramp Up Multifamily Acquisitions
News 3 weeks ago
Foreign Investors Ramp Up Multifamily Acquisitions

Even as the overall volume of cross-border investment in U.S. real estate slows down, apartment properties remain popular with foreign buyers....

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Industrial Investors Drive Cap Rates Lower in Secondary and Tertiary Markets
News 3 weeks ago
Industrial Investors Drive Cap Rates Lower in Secondary and Tertiary Markets

Going into smaller markets in search of yield, industrial investors are starting to cause cap rate compression in those areas. Investors don't like...

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NREI's Common Area, Episode 16
News 3 weeks ago
NREI's Common Area, Episode 16

Get the latest news about the Feds cutting interest rates, WeWork postponing their IPO, and online stores moving to brick-and-mortar spaces. In...

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CyrusOne Draws Interest from Rival Digital Realty
News 3 weeks ago
CyrusOne Draws Interest from Rival Digital Realty

Digital Realty, EQT Partners and Digital Colony Partners are also looking at a potential CyrusOne acquisition. (Bloomberg)—New suitors have emerged...

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The U.S. Commercial Real Estate Market Remains Strong Despite Global Economic Concerns
News 3 weeks ago
The U.S. Commercial Real Estate Market Remains Strong Despite Global Economic Concerns

Many savvy investors thought the markets reached its cycle peak a few years ago. That turned out not to be the case. Ten years since the economic...

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Blackstone Nears $2.9 Billion Deal for Great Wolf
News 3 weeks ago
Blackstone Nears $2.9 Billion Deal for Great Wolf

The private equity giant is looking at buying the indoor water park operator for at least $2.9 billion. (Bloomberg)—Centerbridge Partners is...

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PREA Survey Continues to Show Expectations of Moderating Growth, but Sentiment Ticked Up from the Second Quarter
News 4 weeks ago
PREA Survey Continues to Show Expectations of Moderating Growth, but Sentiment Ticked Up from the Second Quarter

A third quarter consensus forecast survey from PREA predicts that growth on the NCREIF all-property index will move to the 4 percent range by 2021....

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Are California CRE Investors Going to the Midwest in Search of Higher Yields?
News 4 weeks ago
Are California CRE Investors Going to the Midwest in Search of Higher Yields?

Local real estate investors priced out of California’s CRE markets might be looking to the Midwest in search of higher yields. An outflow of...

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Multifamily Investors, Spooked by Tougher Laws, Are Pushing Cap Rates Higher in Markets with Rent Control
News 4 weeks ago
Multifamily Investors, Spooked by Tougher Laws, Are Pushing Cap Rates Higher in Markets with Rent Control

More than 80 percent of markets with rent regulation tracked by RCA saw a spike in cap rates over the past year. Investors are starting to pay less...

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NREI's Common Area, Episode 15
News 1 month ago
NREI's Common Area, Episode 15

Find out the key takeaways from the NIC Fall 2019 Conference, the latest buzz on WeWork’s IPO, an update on 2019 YTD investment sales figures. In...

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Self-Storage REITs Smell Acquisition Opportunity in Newly-Built Facilities
News 1 month ago
Self-Storage REITs Smell Acquisition Opportunity in Newly-Built Facilities

As newly developed self-storage properties face a tougher lease-up environment, REITs see potential acquisition bargains. Self-storage REITs are...

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Elite Football Programs Translate to Lower Cap Rates on Student Housing Acquisitions
News 1 month ago
Elite Football Programs Translate to Lower Cap Rates on Student Housing Acquisitions

Student housing near NCAA’s Power Five universities brought more investment dollars and lower cap rates than assets in other markets. Elite college...

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In Search of Yield, More Multifamily Investors Explore Affordable Housing, Smaller Markets
News 1 month ago
In Search of Yield, More Multifamily Investors Explore Affordable Housing, Smaller Markets

In a competitive market for multifamily acquisitions, more investors are looking at niche plays. In late August, investment firm Starwood Capital...

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