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Google Adds to NYC Footprint with Building Purchase in Chelsea
News 12 hours ago
Google Adds to NYC Footprint with Building Purchase in Chelsea

Google completed the purchase of the 325,000-sq.-ft. Milk Building from Jamestown. (Bloomberg)—Google has made no secret of its plans to...

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WeWork's High-Yield Bonds Lose Their IPO Pop: Brian Chappatta
News 18 hours ago
WeWork's High-Yield Bonds Lose Their IPO Pop: Brian Chappatta

WeWork’s debt is trading below the level it was before its IPO announcement. (Bloomberg Opinion)—WeWork Cos. doesn’t seem to quite be working for...

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What’s the Takeaway from This Year’s Tax Season for HNW Real Estate Investors?
News 5 days ago
What’s the Takeaway from This Year’s Tax Season for HNW Real Estate Investors?

The new tax law has largely been a positive for HNW investors with commercial real estate holdings. For nearly 30 years, tax professional Ken Van...

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Cannabis Real Estate Investors Are Attracted to Opportunity Zones to Shelter Capital Gains
News 5 days ago
Cannabis Real Estate Investors Are Attracted to Opportunity Zones to Shelter Capital Gains

There is a growing number of cannabis-related Opportunity Zone projects around the country. Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) offer investors a...

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Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of Qualified Opportunity Zones
News 6 days ago
Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of Qualified Opportunity Zones

Understanding the investment component and potential estate-planning considerations is critical. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 added Internal...

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Trump Companies Were in the Red; He's Reaped the Rewards Since
News 1 week ago
Trump Companies Were in the Red; He's Reaped the Rewards Since

It’s likely that as Trump’s businesses failed, their losses flowed to Trump’s own returns and were used to offset income made elsewhere. (Bloomberg...

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Eight Key Issues for Potential Opportunity Zone Investors
News 1 week ago
Eight Key Issues for Potential Opportunity Zone Investors

The world of real estate development is full of pitfalls for the unwary. By Paul S. Rutter and Peter Swain Wealthy investors often want to...

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Trump's Tax Records Are Irrelevant, Fellow Developer Zell Says
News 2 weeks ago
Trump's Tax Records Are Irrelevant, Fellow Developer Zell Says

Sam Zell says it’s not unusual for real estate developers to have huge deductions. (Bloomberg)—Billionaire investor Sam Zell dismissed President...

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Yale Endowment Sells Majority of Top Stock Holding JBG Smith
News 2 weeks ago
Yale Endowment Sells Majority of Top Stock Holding JBG Smith

The university’s endowment sold 71 percent of its holding in the REIT. (Bloomberg)—Yale University’s endowment sold 71 percent of its holding in...

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How the Interests of EB-5 Investors and CMBS Lenders Can Sometimes Be at Odds
News 2 weeks ago
How the Interests of EB-5 Investors and CMBS Lenders Can Sometimes Be at Odds

Situations where a property changes hands or defaults may prove tricky for situations where an EB-5 project is financed by a CMBS lender. A notable...

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CrediFi CEO: CRE Lenders Are Making Fewer Loans, But Loan Sizes Are Growing
News 2 weeks ago
CrediFi CEO: CRE Lenders Are Making Fewer Loans, But Loan Sizes Are Growing

Capital markets are showing some weakness. CrediFi CEO Ely Razin talks about what the data means for the future. CrediFi, a commercial real estate...

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How to Implement Value-Add Strategies at Apartment Buildings Without Making Them Too Expensive
News 2 weeks ago
How to Implement Value-Add Strategies at Apartment Buildings Without Making Them Too Expensive

Careful repositioning decisions can keep apartments affordable for middle-income renters. Turns out value-add investment strategies, in which...

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Nine Takeaways from ULI’s Economic and CRE Forecast
News 2 weeks ago
Nine Takeaways from ULI’s Economic and CRE Forecast

ULI’s economic forecast calls for continued strength in the commercial real estate sector, but growth pace expected to slow. At Urban Land...

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What Investors Need to Know Before Entering the Cannabis Real Estate Market
News 3 weeks ago
What Investors Need to Know Before Entering the Cannabis Real Estate Market

Cannabis-related industrial real estate offers investors a new opportunity with lots of profit potential. But investors need to understand the...

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Can Commercial Real Assets Be Wholesaled?
News 3 weeks ago
Can Commercial Real Assets Be Wholesaled?

David Lecko, CEO of DealMachine, talks about how HNW investors in real estate can use wholesaling to build up their cash stocks. You’ve no doubt...

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What Investment Advisors Need to Know About Farmland
News 4 weeks ago
What Investment Advisors Need to Know About Farmland

As real estate goes, farmland is the ultimate low-risk, high-return investment. By Corbett Kull Farmland is full of potential, but you’ve got to...

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Facebook's New Campus for Oculus Gets $515 Million of Financing
News 4 weeks ago
Facebook's New Campus for Oculus Gets $515 Million of Financing

JPMorgan Chase and Starwood Property Trust provided a $515 million for the construction of Facebook’s Oculus project in San Francisco. (Bloomberg)...

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Low Interest Rates, High Demand from Users Boost Hotel Sales Volume
News 1 month ago
Low Interest Rates, High Demand from Users Boost Hotel Sales Volume

Brokers expect that hotel sales volume in 2019 will match last year’s level. Brokers are busy again with the sales of hotel properties, after a...

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Qatar Fund Buys Chunk of $5.6 Billion Manhattan Portfolio
News 1 month ago
Qatar Fund Buys Chunk of $5.6 Billion Manhattan Portfolio

Vornado Realty Trust sold almost half of a $5.6 billion collection of Manhattan properties to Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund and Crown Acquisitions...

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Global Investors Continue to Favor U.S. Markets
News 1 month ago
Global Investors Continue to Favor U.S. Markets

AFIRE’s Gunnar Branson shares insights on the group’s annual investor intentions survey results. Foreign investors generally remain confident in a...

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Industrial Property Owners Increasingly Go After Value-Add Projects
News 1 month ago
Industrial Property Owners Increasingly Go After Value-Add Projects

With prices for stabilized properties rising, industrial REITs and other industrial owners invest in value-add and redevelopment. As REITs and...

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Institutional Investors Target Secondary Markets for Office Acquisitions
News 1 month ago
Institutional Investors Target Secondary Markets for Office Acquisitions

High valuations in primary markets are encouraging more institutional investment in secondary cities. Institutional investors are increasingly...

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Blackstone to Become Corporation as Assets Top $500 Billion
News 1 month ago
Blackstone to Become Corporation as Assets Top $500 Billion

Blackstone Group LP will follow KKR and Ares Management in converting into a corporation. (Bloomberg)—Blackstone Group LP plans to convert to a...

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The Fed Must Fight the Next Recession Now: Narayana Kocherlakota
News 1 month ago
The Fed Must Fight the Next Recession Now: Narayana Kocherlakota

With rates set in neutral, the Federal Reserve might have less firepower to counter the next recession. (Bloomberg Opinion)—Almost 10 years after...

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Demand for Transitional Loans Fuels CRE CLO Comeback
News 1 month ago
Demand for Transitional Loans Fuels CRE CLO Comeback

Morningstar Credit Ratings’ Greg Haddad offers insights on the CRE CLO resurgence. One of the notable changes in the post-financial crisis market...

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Opportunity Zones Knocking, But Few Answering the Call So Far
News 1 month ago
Opportunity Zones Knocking, But Few Answering the Call So Far

Despite a push from developers and accountants, investors are hesitating to jump into Opportunity Zones. (Bloomberg)—Investors eyeing President...

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Real Estate Crowdfunding Firms Push Further into the Mainstream
News 1 month ago
Real Estate Crowdfunding Firms Push Further into the Mainstream

Long-time real estate investors and lenders appear to be growing more comfortable with crowdfunding platform offerings. When the first real estate...

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Wynn Ends Talks for $7 Billion Crown Deal Hours After Confirmed
News 1 month ago
Wynn Ends Talks for $7 Billion Crown Deal Hours After Confirmed

After “preliminary discussions,” Wynn Resorts ends talks to buy Australia-based Crown Resorts. (Bloomberg)—Wynn Resorts Ltd. abruptly ended its...

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Fitch Sees `High Losses' for CMBS If Malls Can't Refinance
News 1 month ago
Fitch Sees `High Losses' for CMBS If Malls Can't Refinance

CMBS loans could feel the impact if troubled mall properties with 2020 maturities can’t find refinancing, according to Fitch. (Bloomberg)...

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Los Angeles Is Having a Loud Economic Boom: Matthew Winkler
News 1 month ago
Los Angeles Is Having a Loud Economic Boom: Matthew Winkler

Los Angeles’ economy is outperforming the rest of the United States. (Bloomberg Opinion)—Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is almost 12 months into...

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