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Pension Funds Hunt for Higher Yields in CRE
News 8 months ago
Pension Funds Hunt for Higher Yields in CRE

Results from the global Investment Intentions Survey 2018 co-published by PREA show that 56 percent of global investors plan to increase their...

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Zell Removed as Conference Speaker After Making Offensive Remark
News 8 months ago
Zell Removed as Conference Speaker After Making Offensive Remark

Terry Holt, a representative for Zell at Chicago-based Equity Group Investments Inc., said he canceled his trip to New York due to a scheduling...

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Prudential, CBRE Join Tech Startup MetaProp's $40 Million Fund
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Prudential, CBRE Join Tech Startup MetaProp's $40 Million Fund

Backers of MetaProp Ventures II LP include Prudential Financial Inc.’s investment management arm PGIM, Scott Rechler’s RXR Realty and three of the...

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Columbia Property Trust CEO Discusses the State of the Office Market
News 8 months ago
Columbia Property Trust CEO Discusses the State of the Office Market

In a Q&A, Nelson Mills dissects the potential of the REIT’s core markets, assesses the Amazon effect on the office sector and speculates about...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 19, 2018)
News 8 months ago
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 19, 2018)

Forbes looks at the potential impact of autonomous cars on commercial and residential real estate. Nashville’s development boom is starting to...

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Banks Get More Generous with Construction Loans for New Apartments
News 8 months ago
Banks Get More Generous with Construction Loans for New Apartments

Last year, many banks cut back on how much they were willing to lend on new projects. It’s getting a little easier to find a construction loan to...

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AvalonBay Is Said to Offer a 50% Stake in Manhattan Apartments
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AvalonBay Is Said to Offer a 50% Stake in Manhattan Apartments

AvalonBay is seeking a buyer for a 50 percent interest in a group of seven properties, including buildings in the Chelsea and Morningside Heights...

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Forest City Is Said to Restart Deal Talks With Brookfield
News 8 months ago
Forest City Is Said to Restart Deal Talks With Brookfield

The potential price under discussion is close to the range of $25 to $25.50 per share that was being negotiated when talks fell apart in March. ...

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Diving Deeper into the Skilled Nursing Sector
News 8 months ago
Diving Deeper into the Skilled Nursing Sector

Today’s skilled nursing sector is in a period of dynamic change. The mission of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) is...

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PetSmart Lenders Square Off as Third Group Forms in Asset Battle
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PetSmart Lenders Square Off as Third Group Forms in Asset Battle

Lenders lower in the capital structure are pushing for a restructuring deal. (Bloomberg)—Lender groups across PetSmart Inc.’s capital structure...

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What Do SFR Renters Want?
News 8 months ago
What Do SFR Renters Want?

SFR owners want residents to stay put in order to avoid re-leasing expenses. How do they achieve this goal? Owners of single-family rental (SFR)...

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LaSalle Picks Blackstone's $4.8 Billion Bid Over Pebblebrook
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LaSalle Picks Blackstone's $4.8 Billion Bid Over Pebblebrook

Pebblebrook’s offer “does not constitute, and could not reasonably be expected to lead to, a superior proposal” to Blackstone’s, the company said...

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Brookfield Is Said to Weigh $700 Million Stake in Kushner Tower
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Brookfield Is Said to Weigh $700 Million Stake in Kushner Tower

Brookfield has been in talks to take a roughly 50 percent stake in the property, but the new capital it plans to invest would likely command a...

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Focus in Student Housing Amenities Changes from Luxury to Health and Wellness
News 8 months ago
Focus in Student Housing Amenities Changes from Luxury to Health and Wellness

Some companies that provide student housing say they have seen a shift away from over-the-top amenities that were popular with off-campus renters a...

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WeWork Sales Doubled Last Quarter on Global Office Expansion
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WeWork Sales Doubled Last Quarter on Global Office Expansion

WeWork expanded to 73 cities in the quarter from 40 a year earlier and more than doubled membership to 220,000. (Bloomberg)—As WeWork Cos. grows...

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Retailers Fume Over Tax Law Typo That Makes Renovations Pricier
News 8 months ago
Retailers Fume Over Tax Law Typo That Makes Renovations Pricier

A provision in earlier drafts of the legislation would have allowed chains to immediately write off their expenses when improving locations, or...

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Cirque du Soleil Is Coming Soon to a Shopping Mall Near You
News 8 months ago
Cirque du Soleil Is Coming Soon to a Shopping Mall Near You

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group plans to open its first family entertainment center inside a mall in the greater Toronto area in September...

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2018 Top Industrial Owners
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2018 Top Industrial Owners

Our annual look at the top owners of industrial real estate globally. 2018 Top Industrial Owners

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Drugstore Chains Adapt New Real Estate Strategies to Compete with Online Sellers
News 8 months ago
Drugstore Chains Adapt New Real Estate Strategies to Compete with Online Sellers

Drugstores seem to be on every corner, but how are they competing with Amazon and other online rivals? The country’s two major drugstore chains,...

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Fed Raises Rates; Officials Lift Outlook to Four 2018 Hikes
News 8 months ago
Fed Raises Rates; Officials Lift Outlook to Four 2018 Hikes

The Federal Open Market Committee indicated that even though it’s stepping up the pace of interest-rate hikes, economic growth should continue...

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Fannie and Freddie Should Hold Billions in Capital, FHFA Says
News 8 months ago
Fannie and Freddie Should Hold Billions in Capital, FHFA Says

The capital requirement, which the Federal Housing Finance Agency proposed Tuesday, would be suspended as long as the companies remain in federal...

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Build Condos Above Stores, Shareholder Tells Hudson's Bay
News 8 months ago
Build Condos Above Stores, Shareholder Tells Hudson's Bay

At its annual meeting, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue heard from an exasperated shareholder wondering why the retailer’s not doing more to cash in...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 13, 2018)
News 8 months ago
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 13, 2018)

Seattle abandons plans for a homelessness tax after pressure from Amazon, reports the Associated Press. Blackstone has tripled its fundraising goal...

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An Investment Management Firm Wants to Combine Stores and Fulfillment Centers. Can the Concept Save Empty Big Boxes?
News 8 months ago
An Investment Management Firm Wants to Combine Stores and Fulfillment Centers. Can the Concept Save Empty Big Boxes?

Shlomo Chopp, managing partner with New York City-based investment management firm Case Equity Partners LLC, thinks he’s come up with an innovation...

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Texas A&M, Oklahoma Luxury Dorms Stumble Amid Sticker Shock
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Texas A&M, Oklahoma Luxury Dorms Stumble Amid Sticker Shock

Parents aren't willing or able to pay as much as $1,000 a month for luxury student housing. (Bloomberg)—Park West, a 3,400-bed student housing...

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Ivanka Trump Made $3.9 Million From Father's Hotel in 2017
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Ivanka Trump Made $3.9 Million From Father's Hotel in 2017

Together, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner earned at least $82 million in outside income while working as unpaid senior advisers to her...

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Owners of Fading Malls `On Their Knees' as Buyer Pool Evaporates
News 8 months ago
Owners of Fading Malls `On Their Knees' as Buyer Pool Evaporates

There’s a growing set of lower-tier malls that have slid too far toward irrelevance to be worth a costly overhaul. (Bloomberg)—Landlords have malls...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 12, 2018)
News 8 months ago
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 12, 2018)

Sam Zell apologized for using a vulgarity to describe women during a real estate conference, Bloomberg reports. Grocery chains are facing pressure...

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Increase in Interest-Only CMBS Loans Worries Ratings Agencies
News 8 months ago
Increase in Interest-Only CMBS Loans Worries Ratings Agencies

The ratings agencies described the overall declines in CMBS loan quality as “modest” and “benign.” It appears the credit quality of CMBS loans is...

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Interest Rates vs Cap Rates: Will Fed Rate Hikes Put More Pressure on Pricing?
News 8 months ago
Interest Rates vs Cap Rates: Will Fed Rate Hikes Put More Pressure on Pricing?

The mid-year rate hike is already baked into strategies for most investors and shouldn’t cause any major surprises or hiccups on pending deals. It...

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