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'Merry Employment Situation': Economists React To July Jobs Report On Twitter
News 10 months ago
'Merry Employment Situation': Economists React To July Jobs Report On Twitter

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 157,000 in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, marking the country's 94th straight...

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Cushman & Wakefield IPO: Here’s Everything You Need To Know
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Cushman & Wakefield IPO: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield launched its initial public offering late Thursday morning, selling 45 million...

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Plastic Bottles And Space Rocks: How NASA Is Trying To Build Structures On Mars
News 10 months ago
Plastic Bottles And Space Rocks: How NASA Is Trying To Build Structures On Mars

We may not have landed humans on Mars yet, but NASA is already considering how to help them stay long term. For the last five years, engineers at...

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Earnings Snapshot: Brokerage Giants Report Strong Q2 Revenue Growth
News 10 months ago
Earnings Snapshot: Brokerage Giants Report Strong Q2 Revenue Growth

As Cushman & Wakefield's initial public offering debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, commercial real estate brokerages CBRE Group and Newmark...

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Craft Beers Brew Up Incentives For Local Economies
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Craft Beers Brew Up Incentives For Local Economies

Ben Dolphens was fed up. He had a job with a big brewery, pricing analytics and teaching beer education classes. “It was cool, but it was still the...

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Amazon's PillPack Acquisition Has Huge Implications For Industrial Real Estate
News 10 months ago
Amazon's PillPack Acquisition Has Huge Implications For Industrial Real Estate

Amazon is already among the most influential companies in the real estate world, and it is poised to grow that influence even further. The e...

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Survey: Construction Industry Wastes Over $200B On Avoidable Mistakes, Rework
News 10 months ago
Survey: Construction Industry Wastes Over $200B On Avoidable Mistakes, Rework

U.S. construction companies are wasting billions of dollars annually on mistakes, rework and miscommunication. A recent PlanGrid and FMI Corp....

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RealtyMogul’s REITs Cross $50M Investment Threshold
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RealtyMogul’s REITs Cross $50M Investment Threshold

RealtyMogul’s two nontraded, public real estate investment trusts have invested over $50M in properties valued at over $297M. While crowdfunding...

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Sears Gets Big Break With $2B Loan From Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway
News 10 months ago
Sears Gets Big Break With $2B Loan From Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway

Sears, facing major debt issues, just got a huge lift from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire Hathaway agreed to lend $2B to Seritage...

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Three Canadian Investors Team Up For $1B U.S. Logistics Fund
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Three Canadian Investors Team Up For $1B U.S. Logistics Fund

Investors' appetite for U.S. warehouses and distribution centers shows no signs of cooling. Three Canadian investment groups have teamed up to...

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As Old Legacy Retailers Shutter, New Entrants Help Fuel Retails Comeback
News 10 months ago
As Old Legacy Retailers Shutter, New Entrants Help Fuel Retails Comeback

As Toys R Us, Sears, Abercrombie & Fitch, K-Mart and Sam’s Club continue to downsize, leaving gaping holes and vacant storefronts in malls and...

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AccorHotels Continues North American Expansion With Stake In Southern Hotel Chain
News 10 months ago
AccorHotels Continues North American Expansion With Stake In Southern Hotel Chain

A French hospitality company is continuing its hotel shopping spree with a recent buy for a small chain of luxury hotels concentrated in the...

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The Recession Killed This CRE Financing Tool, But It’s Back And Trading Nearly $20B
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The Recession Killed This CRE Financing Tool, But It’s Back And Trading Nearly $20B

Investors have revived a popular pre-recession finance tool. Commercial real estate collateralized loan obligations, also known as CRE CLOs, have...

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As Old Legacy Retailers Shutter, New Entrants Help Fuel Retail's Comeback
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As Old Legacy Retailers Shutter, New Entrants Help Fuel Retail's Comeback

As Toys R Us, Sears, Abercrombie & Fitch, K-Mart and Sam’s Club continue to downsize, leaving gaping holes and vacant storefronts in malls and...

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Here's Why Hotels Take Longer To Construct Than Any Other Commercial Building
News 10 months ago
Here's Why Hotels Take Longer To Construct Than Any Other Commercial Building

While the U.S. hotel industry is still riding a building boom, research shows the popular commercial real estate asset class also takes the longest...

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UBS Enlists WeWork For HQ Redesign In Largest 'Powered By We' Deal Yet
News 10 months ago
UBS Enlists WeWork For HQ Redesign In Largest 'Powered By We' Deal Yet

WeWork continues to evolve beyond a coworking company and into a multi-channel service for all manner of office users, including non-WeWork members...

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Capital Markets Trio Launches First Public Offering For Crowdfunding Platform That Operates Like A REIT
News 10 months ago
Capital Markets Trio Launches First Public Offering For Crowdfunding Platform That Operates Like A REIT

It can be difficult launching a successful crowdfunding platform due to over-saturation and a cloud of stigma, but commercial real estate investors...

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Troubled RadioShack Plans Comeback, To Open 100 Express Locations In HobbyTown Stores
News 10 months ago
Troubled RadioShack Plans Comeback, To Open 100 Express Locations In HobbyTown Stores

Having been mired in bankruptcy and legal proceedings the past three years, electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. is planning a comeback through a...

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Brokers Don’t Need To Be Worried About WeWork’s New Leasing Business (Yet)
News 10 months ago
Brokers Don’t Need To Be Worried About WeWork’s New Leasing Business (Yet)

When a business with the size, money and ambition of WeWork comes onto your patch, you sit up and take notice. That is why the leasing brokerage...

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'Instagrammable' Real Estate Is Now A Worldwide Trend Encompassing Museums, Retail, Hospitality
News 10 months ago
'Instagrammable' Real Estate Is Now A Worldwide Trend Encompassing Museums, Retail, Hospitality

Instagrammable real estate is no longer a fad. The trend proving to have lasting legs is moving past restaurants and into other retail, museums and...

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Blackstone Bets On Manufactured Housing Market With Purchase Of 14 Communities
News 10 months ago
Blackstone Bets On Manufactured Housing Market With Purchase Of 14 Communities

Private equity giant Blackstone Group has reportedly made its first foray into the manufactured housing market with the purchase of 14 housing...

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Ikea Plans Smaller Stores With Footprints Easier To Build In Cities
News 10 months ago
Ikea Plans Smaller Stores With Footprints Easier To Build In Cities

One of the brands most synonymous with sprawling big-box stores is changing things up. IKEA is opening its first ever small, urban store on...

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Brookstone Reportedly Mulls Second Bankruptcy, Plans To Shutter Most U.S. Stores
News 10 months ago
Brookstone Reportedly Mulls Second Bankruptcy, Plans To Shutter Most U.S. Stores

Experiential retailing might not be enough to save gadget retailer Brookstone, which is reportedly considering a second bankruptcy that may shutter...

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United Natural Foods To Buy Supervalu For $1.3B To Beef Up Its Customer Base
News 10 months ago
United Natural Foods To Buy Supervalu For $1.3B To Beef Up Its Customer Base

United Natural Foods has inked a deal to acquire Supervalu for about $1.3B, or about $2.9B including debt. United Natural is the largest...

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Bay Area Reigns Supreme For Tech Talent, But Other Markets Are Inching Toward Prominence
News 10 months ago
Bay Area Reigns Supreme For Tech Talent, But Other Markets Are Inching Toward Prominence

The San Francisco Bay Area remains the premier region in the U.S. for tech talent, even though the cost of living and office rents continue to rise...

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GGP Shareholders OK Brookfield's $15B Takeover Offer
News 10 months ago
GGP Shareholders OK Brookfield's $15B Takeover Offer

GGP stock pricing held steady today after the retail REIT announced its shareholders had approved Brookfield Property Partners' offer to buy the...

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China Vanke Takes 4.9% Stake In Cushman & Wakefield Ahead Of IPO
News 10 months ago
China Vanke Takes 4.9% Stake In Cushman & Wakefield Ahead Of IPO

China Vanke Co., a major residential developer in the People's Republic, has agreed to buy a 4.9% stake in real estate services giant Cushman &...

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Wells Fargo Mulls Sale Of Eastdil Secured
News 10 months ago
Wells Fargo Mulls Sale Of Eastdil Secured

Wells Fargo & Co. is considering a sale of Eastdil Secured as part of its ongoing effort to unload non-core businesses. The San Francisco-based...

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Report: Nashville's The Top Buy Market For Office Investors, Milwaukee's The Top Sell Market
News 10 months ago
Report: Nashville's The Top Buy Market For Office Investors, Milwaukee's The Top Sell Market

For office investor, Nashville is the nation's top "buy" market, according to a new report by commercial real estate transaction platform Ten-X...

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Chinese Investors Do About-Face, Start Selling U.S. Commercial Properties
News 10 months ago
Chinese Investors Do About-Face, Start Selling U.S. Commercial Properties

Chinese investors pulled back from U.S. commercial real estate in a big way in the second quarter, buying only $126.2M worth of properties. At the...

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