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Navigating Today’s Hotel Property Improvement Plans
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Navigating Today’s Hotel Property Improvement Plans

All hotel properties require periodic refreshes and property improvement plans (PIPs) that can demand significant capital investment. From a...

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Private Equity Real Estate Fund Managers Face Growing Pressure on Yields
News 3 weeks ago
Private Equity Real Estate Fund Managers Face Growing Pressure on Yields

Private equity real estate funds have been enjoying robust fundraising in recent years that has resulted in record high levels of assets under...

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A New ETF Comes on the Market, to Capitalize on the Positive Outlook for the Net Lease Space
News 3 weeks ago
A New ETF Comes on the Market, to Capitalize on the Positive Outlook for the Net Lease Space

In 2018, net lease REITs stood tall while many other REIT categories shriveled. Publicly-traded net lease REITs-which Nareit calls free-standing...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 24, 2019)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 24, 2019)

The Wall Street Journal looks at a string of vendors who will open a pop-up style residency at Chelsea Market. The rise in demand for food delivery...

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The First “Vertical Medical Cities for Seniors” Are Set to Rise in Orlando and Chicago. What Will They Look Like?
News 3 weeks ago
The First “Vertical Medical Cities for Seniors” Are Set to Rise in Orlando and Chicago. What Will They Look Like?

As her first vertical medical city for seniors, a $1.1-billion, 1.4-million-sq.-ft. project, is starting construction in Orlando, Fla., Tabitha...

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Will Las Vegas Glitz Play in Boston? Wynn Will Soon Find Out
News 3 weeks ago
Will Las Vegas Glitz Play in Boston? Wynn Will Soon Find Out

After holding discussions to sell its $2.6 billion Massachusetts project to MGM Resorts International -- talks that sparked an outcry from local...

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What Can Building a Tower on Top of its Herald Square Store Do for Macy’s?
News 3 weeks ago
What Can Building a Tower on Top of its Herald Square Store Do for Macy’s?

Seeking to cash in on its most valuable real estate asset, Macy Inc.'s CEO Jeff Gennette confirmed that the department store retailer is...

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Blackstone Targets $5 Billion for Latest Real Estate Debt Fund
News 3 weeks ago
Blackstone Targets $5 Billion for Latest Real Estate Debt Fund

The firm is tapping into sustained interest in private real estate debt as investors search for yield. In 2018, $26 billion was raised by funds...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry (May 22, 2019)
News 3 weeks ago
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry (May 22, 2019)

HUD Secretary Ben Carson doesn’t seem to know the meaning of the term REO, reports MarketWatch. Detroit approves a $1.6 billion Fiat Chrysler plant...

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Collaborative Referral Network Helps to Drive Growth for C21 Commercial Affiliated Agents
News 3 weeks ago
Collaborative Referral Network Helps to Drive Growth for C21 Commercial Affiliated Agents

For more than 48 years, Century 21 Real Estate LLC has earned brand recognition and awareness that is second to none. According to the 2018...

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10 Must Read Items for CRE Industry Today (May 21, 2019)
News 4 weeks ago
10 Must Read Items for CRE Industry Today (May 21, 2019)

Dressbarn will close 650 stores, reports the New York Post. The New York Times looks at the trend of blue collar workers moving out of big cities....

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Rise in CMBS IO Loan Issuance Surpasses Pre-Recession Levels, Worrying Some in the Industry
News 4 weeks ago
Rise in CMBS IO Loan Issuance Surpasses Pre-Recession Levels, Worrying Some in the Industry

Competition that is fueling a spike in interest-only (IO) loan issuance is drawing mixed responses from industry observers. Some view the spike as...

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Student Housing Fundamentals Strengthen Ahead of the Fall 2019 Semester
News 4 weeks ago
Student Housing Fundamentals Strengthen Ahead of the Fall 2019 Semester

The beds are quickly filling up at student housing properties for the school year that will begin this fall. "As it stands now, next year's...

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NYC Lenders May Face Slump on Rent Control Changes, Analysts Say
News 4 weeks ago
NYC Lenders May Face Slump on Rent Control Changes, Analysts Say

New York Community Bancorp was the only falling stock in the KBW Bank Index in Thursday afternoon trading, sliding as much as 4.5%, to the lowest...

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Wynn Discusses Possible Sale of New Massachusetts Casino to MGM
News 4 weeks ago
Wynn Discusses Possible Sale of New Massachusetts Casino to MGM

"Over the past several weeks, we have engaged in conversations around the potential sale of Encore Boston Harbor," Wynn and MGM said Friday in a...

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Victoria’s Secret-ville: A Billionaire’s Dream of Middle America
News 1 month ago
Victoria’s Secret-ville: A Billionaire’s Dream of Middle America

Here in the middle of Ohio, of all places, Wexner-the man behind Victoria's Secret and its push-up-bra notions of female beauty-has brought to life...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 17, 2019)
News 1 month ago
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 17, 2019)

The Wall Street Journal looks at the iBuyer trend shifting to include higher end properties. Retail rents are dropping in 12 of Manhattan’s 17...

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Ritz-Carlton Central Park Is Said to Be in Talks for a Sale
News 1 month ago
Ritz-Carlton Central Park Is Said to Be in Talks for a Sale

Owners Westbrook Partners LLC and Korea Investment Corp are in discussions with Qatar's Katara Hospitality and Trinity White City Ventures about a...

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10 Must Read Items for the CRE Industry Today (May 16, 2019)
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10 Must Read Items for the CRE Industry Today (May 16, 2019)

The We Company has created a $2.9 billion real estate investment platform in partnership with a Canadian pension fund, even as it continues to lose...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 15, 2019)
News 1 month ago
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 15, 2019)

The New York Times looks at TSX Broadway, the new project in Times Square that will include a theater, a hotel and a shopping center. Most condo...

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Modular Construction Use Is ‘Booming’ in Commercial Building
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Modular Construction Use Is ‘Booming’ in Commercial Building

Commercial real estate experts forecast increasing demand for modular construction in the healthcare, industrial, education and multifamily sectors...

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Sustainability Strategies Should Be Top of Mind for Building Managers
News 1 month ago
Sustainability Strategies Should Be Top of Mind for Building Managers

Over the years, the concept of sustainability has endured a number of transformations. In its infancy, it was all about the building envelope. We...

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Can Depreciation Explain the Magnitude of Trump’s Reported Losses?
News 1 month ago
Can Depreciation Explain the Magnitude of Trump’s Reported Losses?

Last week the New York Times made waves reporting that after combing through a decade's worth of tax transcripts that it obtained that Donald Trump...

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Lenders Scolded for Climate Ignorance in ‘Insane’ Florida Deals
News 1 month ago
Lenders Scolded for Climate Ignorance in ‘Insane’ Florida Deals

But investors have yet to pay any kind of meaningful attention, buying up long-dated debt and financing real estate decades into the future. That...

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Bed Bath & Beyond’s Woes Extend Beyond Its CEO: Sarah Halzack
News 1 month ago
Bed Bath & Beyond’s Woes Extend Beyond Its CEO: Sarah Halzack

The company announced Monday that Steven Temares, who had held the top job since 2003, has departed that role. Mary Winston, a new board member who...

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Fed’s Interest Rate Position Could Help CRE Sales Volume
News 1 month ago
Fed’s Interest Rate Position Could Help CRE Sales Volume

The current Goldilocks economy-not too hot and not too cold-is helping to keep the bears from emerging in the commercial real estate sector. In a...

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Chico's Weighs Buyout While Trying to Move Beyond the Mall
News 1 month ago
Chico's Weighs Buyout While Trying to Move Beyond the Mall

The retailer said Friday it would review an unsolicited buyout bid from Sycamore Partners, the owner of office supply giant Staples Inc. and...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 9, 2019)
News 1 month ago
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 9, 2019)

E-commerce is making its way into home buying, reports the New York Times. Manhattan’s luxury rental market is booming, according to Bloomberg....

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The Office Sector Got Off to a Good Start in the First Quarter. But New Deliveries Are a Worry
News 1 month ago
The Office Sector Got Off to a Good Start in the First Quarter. But New Deliveries Are a Worry

U. S. office market performance in the first quarter of 2019 showed resilience, with roughly 14 million sq. ft. of absorption and dropping vacancy,...

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Interactive Children’s Mini-City KidZania Entering U.S. and Taking Over Department Store Spaces
News 1 month ago
Interactive Children’s Mini-City KidZania Entering U.S. and Taking Over Department Store Spaces

KidZania, an indoor, interactive mini "city" run by kids that has locations around the world, is about to enter the U. S. market by taking large...

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