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The U.S. Housing Market Looks Headed for Its Worst Slowdown in Years
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The U.S. Housing Market Looks Headed for Its Worst Slowdown in Years

A slew of figures released over the past three days gives ample evidence of at least a cooling. (Bloomberg)—They were fed up with Seattle’s home...

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KBS Realty Is Said to Consider $1 Billion REIT IPO in Singapore
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KBS Realty Is Said to Consider $1 Billion REIT IPO in Singapore

The company aims to raise at least $1 billion from a potential sale of trust units backed by at least 15 prime commercial properties. (Bloomberg)...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 26, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 26, 2018)

Some state and municipal officials have become wary of Chinese investments that are supposed to ignite local economies, the Wall Street Journal...

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Growing Competition from Both National Chains and Neighborhood Coffee Shops Threatens Starbucks’ Supremacy
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Growing Competition from Both National Chains and Neighborhood Coffee Shops Threatens Starbucks’ Supremacy

While Starbucks still has an edge in the highly competitive U.S. coffee and breakfast market, other chains are expanding and picking up market...

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Facebook Doubles Down with Downtown Chicago Office Expansion
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Facebook Doubles Down with Downtown Chicago Office Expansion

The social media giant confirmed it is taking 263,000 sq. ft. of space at 151 N. Franklin st., a new 35-story tower. Facebook is upping the ante in...

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Fannie-Freddie a Top Focus If Democrats Win House, Maxine Waters Says
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Fannie-Freddie a Top Focus If Democrats Win House, Maxine Waters Says

Lawmakers have wrestled over what to do with Fannie and Freddie since the mortgage-finance giants were taken under U.S. control as credit markets...

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Mall REIT CEOs See Their Total Compensation Drop as Sector Struggles
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Mall REIT CEOs See Their Total Compensation Drop as Sector Struggles

A new report from S&P Global Market Intelligence found that every regional mall REIT CEO experienced a total compensation decline in 2017. While...

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Emerging Fund Managers Work to Carve Out a Niche in CRE
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Emerging Fund Managers Work to Carve Out a Niche in CRE

Raising capital for private equity real estate funds has always been a bit of a battle. Yet competition has intensified in recent years. Emerging...

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D.C. Bill Would Unmask Individuals Behind Landlord, Developer LLCs
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D.C. Bill Would Unmask Individuals Behind Landlord, Developer LLCs

The legislation would help crack down on slumlords and shady developers in the area. D.C. Councilman Elissa Silverman has proposed legislation to...

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Fannie Mae Says CEO Mayopoulos to Step Down by End of the Year
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Fannie Mae Says CEO Mayopoulos to Step Down by End of the Year

Mayopoulos has led Washington-based Fannie Mae since 2012, and lawmakers have grappled with what to do with the company and smaller rival Freddie...

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Slowdown in Office Construction Might Be Coming in 2019
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Slowdown in Office Construction Might Be Coming in 2019

Approximately 54.7 million sq. ft. in new office deliveries are projected for next year. While new office construction has been robust so far in...

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The Seven Top Markets for Garden-Style Apartment Construction
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The Seven Top Markets for Garden-Style Apartment Construction

In 2018, less than 30 percent of the apartments scheduled to open are garden-style apartments, according to RealPage Inc. In 2018, less than 30...

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Toys ‘R’ Us Workers Face Harsh Reality in Quest for Severance
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Toys ‘R’ Us Workers Face Harsh Reality in Quest for Severance

Before much money can be paid to the retailer’s 33,000 former employees, senior lenders need to collect about $1 billion. (Bloomberg)—Toys “R” Us’s...

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Cushman & Wakefield to Raise as Much as $810 Million From IPO
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Cushman & Wakefield to Raise as Much as $810 Million From IPO

The firm aims to offer 45 million shares for $16 to $18 apiece, according to a regulatory statement Monday. (Bloomberg)—Commercial real estate firm...

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Mortgage Securities Traders Ponder Future of Favorite Swap Deal
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Mortgage Securities Traders Ponder Future of Favorite Swap Deal

Swaps linked to higher coupon Ginnie Mae II/Fannie Mae 30-year mortgages have rallied since February. (Bloomberg)—One of the best trades this year...

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Risky Business: 10 Things to Know About Information Security for CRE Investment Firms
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Risky Business: 10 Things to Know About Information Security for CRE Investment Firms

Everything from a simple oversight to a sophisticated malware exploit could prove costly. The commercial real estate industry is in the midst of a...

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Late in the Real Estate Cycle, Data Centers Continue to Outperform
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Late in the Real Estate Cycle, Data Centers Continue to Outperform

There doesn’t appear to be any slowdown in the demand for this product type, particularly with the increasing use of technology and the growth of...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 20, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 20, 2018)

Dallas Morning News looks at whether the city’s commercial real estate owners pay their fair share of the taxes. Starbucks will open its first U.S....

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Manhattan’s Commercial-Property Sales Are Stirring From a 2-Year Slump
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Manhattan’s Commercial-Property Sales Are Stirring From a 2-Year Slump

In the first half of 2018, $22.5 billion of properties such as office towers and apartment complexes changed hands, up 34 percent from a year...

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Why Duke Realty Believes There’s Plenty of Room for Development in the Industrial Sector
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Why Duke Realty Believes There’s Plenty of Room for Development in the Industrial Sector

This spring, Duke Realty bumped up its forecast for development starts in 2018 from a range of $500 million to $700 million to a range of $650...

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Timeline: The Evolution of the Grocery-Anchored Sector Since Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods
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Timeline: The Evolution of the Grocery-Anchored Sector Since Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods

Here is a look at some of the changes over the past year. Here is a look at some of the changes over the past year. Here is a look at some of the...

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Crowdfunding Meets Tax Benefits as Fundrise Seeks $500 Million
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Crowdfunding Meets Tax Benefits as Fundrise Seeks $500 Million

The company plans to open investment in the Fundrise Opportunity Fund next week, aiming to raise $500 million by the end of 2019, according to co...

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Blackstone’s War Chest of Cash Shrinks as Firm Puts More to Work
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Blackstone’s War Chest of Cash Shrinks as Firm Puts More to Work

The world’s largest alternative asset manager put more of its dry powder to work, leaving it with $88 billion in the second quarter, Blackstone...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 19, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 19, 2018)

The U.S. Interior Department’s inspector general is probing a Montana real estate deal involving a foundation set up by the agency’s secretary,...

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What’s the Outlook for the Grocery Sector in the Age of Amazon?
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What’s the Outlook for the Grocery Sector in the Age of Amazon?

Pressures within the sector are already being felt. Nearly one year after Amazon’s acquisition of organic grocer Whole Foods, the grocery-anchored...

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REITs Crush S&P 500 in Months Since Trade Skirmish First Flared
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REITs Crush S&P 500 in Months Since Trade Skirmish First Flared

After a steep slide early this year, the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Total Return Index has gained as much as 14.7 percent since the end of...

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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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