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Airbnb Is Financing a User’s Lawsuit Against New York City
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Airbnb Is Financing a User’s Lawsuit Against New York City

Stanley Karol, a 56-year-old Airbnb host in Brooklyn, sued the city in federal court Wednesday, accusing officials of retaliating against him for...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 18, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 18, 2018)

Values in alternative property sectors, such as student housing, continued to rise over the past year, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Trump...

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Best Ways to Attract Millennial Renters
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Best Ways to Attract Millennial Renters

For those in the real estate business it’s imperative to continue to adjust to trends that are attracting this younger demographic. Real estate...

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Specialty REITs Carve Out Bigger Niche in the Market
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Specialty REITs Carve Out Bigger Niche in the Market

Many specialty REITs have seen double-digit FFO growth in 2018 versus the broader REIT market. Specialty REITs that dabble in everything from...

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NYC's Retail Rents Keep Sliding With Fifth Avenue Taking a Beating
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NYC's Retail Rents Keep Sliding With Fifth Avenue Taking a Beating

Tenants have the upper hand in New York as landlords contend with a record number of empty storefronts. (Bloomberg)—Retail rents are tumbling in...

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New Opportunistic and Multifamily Funds Help Reheat Real Estate Private Equity Market
News 7 months ago
New Opportunistic and Multifamily Funds Help Reheat Real Estate Private Equity Market

Private equity real estate fundraising shows signs of heating up in July after a slower pace in the second quarter. One of Taconic Capital's latest...

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Extra Space Storage CEO Says Sector in Midst of a Development Cycle
News 7 months ago
Extra Space Storage CEO Says Sector in Midst of a Development Cycle

After a period of limited development during the financial crisis, the self-storage sector is in the midst of a development boom. Joseph Margolis,...

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Fed’s Powell Says Gradual Rate Hikes Are the Best Path ‘For Now’
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Fed’s Powell Says Gradual Rate Hikes Are the Best Path ‘For Now’

Officials in June signaled they plan to continue to raise rates at a gradual pace, penciling in two more quarter-point hikes for 2018. (Bloomberg)...

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Office TIs Offered by Landlords Are Growing Faster Than Rents
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Office TIs Offered by Landlords Are Growing Faster Than Rents

Among the key factors affecting the sudden rise in TI allowances is a significant increase in new inventory that impacted supply and demand...

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Multifamily Investors Need to Get More Strategic About Value-Add Strategies
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Multifamily Investors Need to Get More Strategic About Value-Add Strategies

A good sub-market for a value-add play should show a difference of several hundred dollars between the cost of renting a new, luxury apartment and...

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Multifamily Investors Need to Get More Strategic About Value-Add Plays
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Multifamily Investors Need to Get More Strategic About Value-Add Plays

A good sub-market for a value-add play should show a difference of several hundred dollars between the cost of renting a new, luxury apartment and...

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The Manhattan Co-Working Craze Is Ready to Hit a Wall, Brokerage Predicts
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The Manhattan Co-Working Craze Is Ready to Hit a Wall, Brokerage Predicts

Co-working, or sharing a building or floor, has proved so important to office real estate in the New York borough that the market would actually be...

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The Business Case for Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate
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The Business Case for Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate

The importance of sustainability in commercial real estate as a growth engine is now recognized by market participants both on the equity and on...

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Pre-Leasing Velocity Slows for Student Housing Properties
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Pre-Leasing Velocity Slows for Student Housing Properties

In many cases, new properties close to campus are drawing students away from properties farther out. Student housing properties are taking a little...

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Tax Laws Bite California's Housing Market: Virginia Postrel
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Tax Laws Bite California's Housing Market: Virginia Postrel

Prop 13 limited local property taxes to 1 percent of purchase price (or of the assessed value in 1975) and capped subsequent increases at 2 percent...

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HRI Properties Hires Banks Ahead of a Potential IPO
News 7 months ago
HRI Properties Hires Banks Ahead of a Potential IPO

Morgan Stanley is among the banks that will handle a possible IPO of the company that owns hotels, apartments and mixed-use properties. (Bloomberg)...

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Americans Burdened by Increasing Housing Costs, Slow Wage Gains
News 7 months ago
Americans Burdened by Increasing Housing Costs, Slow Wage Gains

The financial burden of living in coastal neighborhoods reveals itself quickly in the Bloomberg study. (Bloomberg)—$500 more, each and every month....

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Wendy Silverstein Plans Exit From New York REIT
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Wendy Silverstein Plans Exit From New York REIT

Wendy Silverstein is in talks to take a senior role at co-working giant WeWork Cos. that hasn’t yet been defined, said people with knowledge of the...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 13, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 13, 2018)

Real estate developers and government officials are among those looking to define “opportunity zones” around the country, the Wall Street Journal...

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Six Takeaways from PGIM Real Estate’s Global Outlook Report
News 7 months ago
Six Takeaways from PGIM Real Estate’s Global Outlook Report

The key message of the report: commercial real estate is still a strong sector, but the uncertain length of this cycle has investors questioning...

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Top 10 Highest-Paid Public REIT CEOs
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Top 10 Highest-Paid Public REIT CEOs

Here are last year’s highest-paid CEOs of publicly-traded REITs, with all data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Here are last year’s...

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Steve Case’s VC Firm Moves Into Direct Real Estate Investing
News 7 months ago
Steve Case’s VC Firm Moves Into Direct Real Estate Investing

Revolution has previously invested in real estate indirectly, most recently backing workplace-services provider Convene. (Bloomberg)—Steve Case’s...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 12, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 12, 2018)

The Street argues that REITs benefit from trade wars. Dillard’s may take over Boston Store sites in the Milwaukee area, reports Milwaukee Journal...

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Manhattan Rent Deals Help Landlords Hang On to Tenants—and Send New Leases Plummeting
News 7 months ago
Manhattan Rent Deals Help Landlords Hang On to Tenants—and Send New Leases Plummeting

The number of new leases in Manhattan fell 17.5 percent from a year earlier in June, according to a report released Thursday by appraiser Miller...

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Canyon Partners Closes a $450 Million Real Estate Fund
News 7 months ago
Canyon Partners Closes a $450 Million Real Estate Fund

The property fund will focus on originating senior and subordinate debt in markets across the U.S., Canyon said in a statement. (Bloomberg)—Canyon...

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The Net Lease Retail Market Is Showing a Shift, with Higher Cap Rates and More Listings
News 7 months ago
The Net Lease Retail Market Is Showing a Shift, with Higher Cap Rates and More Listings

The average retail cap rate for net lease properties during the second quarter of 2018 reached 6.2 percent, an increase of 10 basis points from...

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Commercial Real Estate Implication of the Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
News 7 months ago
Commercial Real Estate Implication of the Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The most important thing developers and contractors can do to minimize risk is to include clear contractual roadmaps for addressing eventualities...

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Commercial Real Estate Implications of the Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
News 7 months ago
Commercial Real Estate Implications of the Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The most important thing developers and contractors can do to minimize risk is to include clear contractual roadmaps for addressing eventualities...

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Retirees Go Back to School to Live Out Golden Years on Campus
News 7 months ago
Retirees Go Back to School to Live Out Golden Years on Campus

Later this month, a non-profit organization affiliated with Purchase plans to sell $14.5 million in unrated tax-exempt notes to begin development...

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How CRE Tech Is Democratizing Market Research
News 7 months ago
How CRE Tech Is Democratizing Market Research

Digital technologies have democratized existing data that’s historically been controlled by giant brokerages. The recent emergence of data-driven...

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