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M&A Madness: Why 2018 Is The Year Of Corporate Consolidation
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M&A Madness: Why 2018 Is The Year Of Corporate Consolidation

Corporate consolidation through mergers and acquisitions is heating up as real estate firms look for ways to scale and source deals in the current...

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REIT Consolidation: Aggressive M&A Market To Peak In 2018?
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REIT Consolidation: Aggressive M&A Market To Peak In 2018?

Corporate consolidation through mergers and acquisitions is heating up as real estate firms look for ways to scale and source deals in the current...

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Smart Workplace Access Startup Openpath Raises $20M In Series B
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Smart Workplace Access Startup Openpath Raises $20M In Series B

Openpath, which specializes in workplace security and access technology, raised $20M in Series B financing, led by Emergence Capital with follow-on...

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Some Investors Are Still Taking Chances On Retail Assets
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Some Investors Are Still Taking Chances On Retail Assets

Though retail investment sales plummeted nearly 50% in the beginning of the year, not all investors are shying away from the sector. There remain...

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Glass Staircases Panned As Awkward For Women In Skirts
News 11 months ago
Glass Staircases Panned As Awkward For Women In Skirts

Los Angeles Times cultural writer Carolina Miranda took glass catwalks and glass staircases to task for making properties awkward to navigate for...

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Former NY REIT CEO Wendy Silverstein Close To Joining WeWork
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Former NY REIT CEO Wendy Silverstein Close To Joining WeWork

Real estate veteran Wendy Silverstein, who took on the task of liquidating New York REIT as its president and CEO in 2016, is in talks to join...

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Avison Young CEO Mark Rose Discusses Firm's Latest $190M Capital Injection And Future Growth Strategies
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Avison Young CEO Mark Rose Discusses Firm's Latest $190M Capital Injection And Future Growth Strategies

A major Canadian institutional fund manager has made a $190M (C$250M) equity investment in Toronto-based real estate services firm Avison Young....

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Beyond The Bio: 16 Questions With VTS Co-Founder And CEO Nick Romito
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Beyond The Bio: 16 Questions With VTS Co-Founder And CEO Nick Romito

This series profiles men and women in commercial real estate who have profoundly transformed our neighborhoods and reshaped our cities, businesses...

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Cities Would Do Better To Attract And Keep Freelancers Rather Than Giants Like Amazon
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Cities Would Do Better To Attract And Keep Freelancers Rather Than Giants Like Amazon

Amazon and a few other giants might spur economic development in a few lucky places, but municipalities are more likely to see sustained growth by...

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Blockbuster Video's 2 Alaska Stores Close, Leaving Only 1 In Entire Country
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Blockbuster Video's 2 Alaska Stores Close, Leaving Only 1 In Entire Country

Blockbuster Video, a chain that once spanned the nation, has edged closer to complete extinction with the announcement that its two remaining...

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Walmart Expands Convenience Store Concept, Plans Additional Stores
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Walmart Expands Convenience Store Concept, Plans Additional Stores

After testing the convenience store model for two years, Walmart has opened a new Walmart Fuel Station store in Plano, Texas. The store reportedly...

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There Is Only One Blockbuster Video Store In The Entire Country Now
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There Is Only One Blockbuster Video Store In The Entire Country Now

Blockbuster Video, a chain that once spanned the nation, has edged closer to complete extinction with the announcement that its two remaining...

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To Buy Or To Lease: That Is The Question
News 11 months ago
To Buy Or To Lease: That Is The Question

For many companies, success is largely dependent on the office their employees work from. An office’s location, for instance, can impact the level...

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Real Estate Startup Plans Expansion, Huge Funding Goal Around Amazon HQ2 Pick
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Real Estate Startup Plans Expansion, Huge Funding Goal Around Amazon HQ2 Pick

Amazon will cause a seismic shift in the real estate market wherever it places its second headquarters, and one startup is gearing up to get in on...

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Property Managers Bring A More Connected Approach To Sustainable Buildings
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Property Managers Bring A More Connected Approach To Sustainable Buildings

A sustainable building will help the environment, but it may not be the best solution for connectivity. Over the last decade, many developers and...

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Oprah Makes Investment In Restaurant Brand That Now Plans To Double In Size
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Oprah Makes Investment In Restaurant Brand That Now Plans To Double In Size

Oprah Winfrey has made an unspecified — but highly publicized — investment in True Food Kitchen, a restaurant chain that currently has 23 locations...

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Hotelier SBE Signs Partnership With Abercrombie & Fitch To Hold Experiential Events
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Hotelier SBE Signs Partnership With Abercrombie & Fitch To Hold Experiential Events

Hospitality and entertainment specialist SBE has inked a partnership with retailer Abercrombie & Fitch to feature the apparel brand in a series of...

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Technology And Second-Tier Cities Could Keep Real Estate Fire Roaring
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Technology And Second-Tier Cities Could Keep Real Estate Fire Roaring

While the world may be in a late-stage real estate cycle, a new report says investment in technology and municipality risk management can keep...

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Kate Hudson's Fabletics Betting Big On Physical Stores, Plans To Quadruple Number Of Locations
News 11 months ago
Kate Hudson's Fabletics Betting Big On Physical Stores, Plans To Quadruple Number Of Locations

Activewear retailer Fabletics, best known as an online retailer, is planning to open 75 new brick-and-mortar locations in addition to its existing...

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JLL Taps Former Google Exec As Chief Digital Product Officer
News 11 months ago
JLL Taps Former Google Exec As Chief Digital Product Officer

JLL has named former Google executive Vinay Goel as its chief digital product officer. "Technology is revolutionizing the future of work and how...

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Jet's Planned NYC Fulfillment Center Is Part Of Walmart's Push Into The City
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Jet's Planned NYC Fulfillment Center Is Part Of Walmart's Push Into The City

New York City has been a hard nut to crack for retail giant Walmart, but soon the company will have a physical presence in the city. Not a store,...

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National Storage, Heitman Snap Up Self-Storage Portfolio For $1.3B
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National Storage, Heitman Snap Up Self-Storage Portfolio For $1.3B

National Storage Affiliates Trust, in a joint venture with Heitman Capital Management, has acquired a portfolio of 112 self-storage properties from...

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Bank Of The Ozarks Aims To Remain A Construction Lending Powerhouse Despite Market Warning Signs
News 11 months ago
Bank Of The Ozarks Aims To Remain A Construction Lending Powerhouse Despite Market Warning Signs

Bank of the Ozarks has ascended to the top of the construction lending world in recent years, and it has no intentions of slowing down. The Little...

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Which US. REIT Management Teams Earn Their Compensation, And Which Are Overpaid?
News 11 months ago
Which US. REIT Management Teams Earn Their Compensation, And Which Are Overpaid?

Average pay for U.S. REIT CEOs has risen by 11% to $5.6M over the past five years. But which of the captains of the U.S. listed real estate sector...

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At Escape, Real Estate’s Elite Mix Business With Wellness
News 11 months ago
At Escape, Real Estate’s Elite Mix Business With Wellness

MIAMI — The 1 Hotel in South Beach, Miami, might as well be at the edge of the world. Rising above the beach, the sprawling complex sits on a...

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Tom Barrack's Colony NorthStar Scrambles To Recover From Disastrous Merger
News 11 months ago
Tom Barrack's Colony NorthStar Scrambles To Recover From Disastrous Merger

One of President Donald Trump's biggest backers from the world of commercial real estate is struggling to recover from a merger that has torpedoed...

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CRE Investors Like Dockless Bike Sharing As ‘Innovation Amenity'
News 11 months ago
CRE Investors Like Dockless Bike Sharing As ‘Innovation Amenity'

Dockless bike provider Lime has raised $335M in Series C funding, including another round of cash from Fifth Wall Ventures, a VC investor better...

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PropTech Entrepreneur Launches CRE Data Collection Platform Lyra Intel
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PropTech Entrepreneur Launches CRE Data Collection Platform Lyra Intel

Serial entrepreneur Rob Finlay, who has been launching commercial real estate-oriented companies for nearly 20 years, kicked off his latest venture...

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CMBS Delinquencies Low, But Ailing Retailers Could Present Trouble
News 11 months ago
CMBS Delinquencies Low, But Ailing Retailers Could Present Trouble

CMBS delinquencies were low at the end of Q2 compared to the same time last year, despite the ailing retail sector. Delinquency levels in the...

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Lawmakers Take Private Equity To Task Over Toys R Us Doom
News 11 months ago
Lawmakers Take Private Equity To Task Over Toys R Us Doom

Nineteen members of Congress have sent an open letter to Bain Capital, KKR and Vornado executives about the failure of Toys R Us. Pointedly, the...

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