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Host Hotels Is Said to Weigh $2 Billion Hotel-Portfolio Sale
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Host Hotels Is Said to Weigh $2 Billion Hotel-Portfolio Sale

The Bethesda, Maryland-based real estate investment trust has interviewed advisers regarding the portfolio sale. (Bloomberg)—Host Hotels & Resorts...

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University of Oklahoma Is Weighing Rent Subsidies for Troubled Dorm
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University of Oklahoma Is Weighing Rent Subsidies for Troubled Dorm

The project was too slow to cut rents and had trouble attracting students earlier this year because it was still under construction. (Bloomberg)...

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New York Landlord RXR Realty Taps Investors for a Technology Fund
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New York Landlord RXR Realty Taps Investors for a Technology Fund

. The firm is initially targeting a $50 million fund and will allow investors to contribute as much as $100 million in additional capital alongside...

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The 10 Commercial Properties with the Highest 2017 Taxes
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The 10 Commercial Properties with the Highest 2017 Taxes

Where are the U.S. properties with the highest recent tax bills? Where are the U.S. properties with the highest recent tax bills? CommercialCafé...

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What’s the Outlook for Medical Office Buildings?
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What’s the Outlook for Medical Office Buildings?

Investors are increasingly viewing MOB assets as more than just alternatives to core real estate sectors. Medical real estate (MOB) is a sector...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 27, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 27, 2018)

Reuters looks at who is benefiting from struggles in the regional mall sector. There will be more REIT acquisitions this year, Forbes predicts....

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LaSalle Alerts SEC to Stock Purchases by Suitor Pebblebrook
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LaSalle Alerts SEC to Stock Purchases by Suitor Pebblebrook

The losing suitor, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, “was provided with material nonpublic information” during the sale process LaSalle said in a filing...

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Investors from Singapore, Canada Keep Pouring Money into U.S. Apartment Sector
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Investors from Singapore, Canada Keep Pouring Money into U.S. Apartment Sector

Foreign buyers of U.S. apartment buildings spent well over $10 billion per quarter in recent quarters, above the volume seen in late 2016 and early...

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Should CRE Players Return to Defensive Investing?
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Should CRE Players Return to Defensive Investing?

It feels to me like we are in extra innings, running on borrowed time. Over the last eight years private equity real estate has witnessed some of...

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Blackstone Nears First Close of $5 Billion for Infrastructure Fund
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Blackstone Nears First Close of $5 Billion for Infrastructure Fund

The capital raising comes even as Trump has yet to deliver on a promise to facilitate the investment of as much as $1.7 trillion in the next decade...

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Former Toys ‘R’ Us CEO Is Working on the Retailer's Reboot
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Former Toys ‘R’ Us CEO Is Working on the Retailer's Reboot

Jerry Storch, a former chief executive officer of the defunct toy chain, has been working with multiple investors on a plan to reboot the retailer...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry (June 25, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry (June 25, 2018)

An affiliate of Greystar Real Estate Partners has struck a deal to buy student housing REIT Education Realty Trust, reports the Wall Street Journal...

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State Pension Funds Question KKR on Role in Toys `R' Us Demise
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State Pension Funds Question KKR on Role in Toys `R' Us Demise

The Minnesota State Board of Investment decided last week to temporarily halt future commitments to KKR as it reviews the investment. (Bloomberg)...

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Apollo Is Said to Be Buyer of an HCP Senior-Housing Portfolio
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Apollo Is Said to Be Buyer of an HCP Senior-Housing Portfolio

The New York firm is buying 22 properties managed by Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Apollo Global Management LLC is the mystery buyer that’s under...

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Campus Apartments CEO David Adelman Talks About What’s Next in Student Housing
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Campus Apartments CEO David Adelman Talks About What’s Next in Student Housing

Adelman discussed what's behind the recent slowdown in construction and the most likely markets for growth. The student-housing sector remains...

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Will the Skilled Nursing Sector Be Able to Recover from Recent Setbacks?
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Will the Skilled Nursing Sector Be Able to Recover from Recent Setbacks?

There have been pressures on the skilled nursing occupancy rate since 2011, notes Bill Kauffman, senior principal at NIC. The national occupancy...

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Fannie-Freddie Rise as White House Proposes Privatization
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Fannie-Freddie Rise as White House Proposes Privatization

The changes, which would require congressional approval, would give Fannie, Freddie and their competitors access to an explicit guarantee on...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 22, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 22, 2018)

The Supreme Court ruled that states can force online retailers to collect sales tax, Reuters reports. The Trump and Kushner family businesses are...

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Seniors Housing REITs, Facing Near-Term Headwinds, Pivot Away from Acquisitions
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Seniors Housing REITs, Facing Near-Term Headwinds, Pivot Away from Acquisitions

The REITs’ transition from an aggressive acquisition posture to a more disposition-anchored strategy comes against the backdrop of a decline in...

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Five Takeaways from the Non-Traded REIT & Retail Alternative Investment Symposium
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Five Takeaways from the Non-Traded REIT & Retail Alternative Investment Symposium

Fundraising has increased for the asset class, and new players have entered the space, looking to grow and diversify. Non-traded REITs are making a...

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Capital One Co-Founder Is Making a Bet on the Subprime Market
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Capital One Co-Founder Is Making a Bet on the Subprime Market

Nigel Morris is joining the board of LendUp Global Inc. and boosting his investment in the firm, which uses machine learning to look beyond...

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Activist Litt Urges Saks' Owner Hudson's Bay to Mimic Macy's
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Activist Litt Urges Saks' Owner Hudson's Bay to Mimic Macy's

Litt’s Land & Buildings Investment Management owns a 6.2 percent stake and has been agitating for a year for the company to unlock its real estate...

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Debt Extension Isn’t Likely to Save Sears, Experts Say
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Debt Extension Isn’t Likely to Save Sears, Experts Say

Few believe there is a salvageable retail business left where Sears is concerned. Sears Holding Corp. continues to gasp for air. However, the...

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Why the Real Estate Industry Needs More Equity, Less Debt
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Why the Real Estate Industry Needs More Equity, Less Debt

Prudence dictates that we prevent our industry from going backwards and losing the credibility that we have worked so hard to gain. Real estate...

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`Golden Ticket' Visas for Investors Need Overhaul, Lawmakers Say
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`Golden Ticket' Visas for Investors Need Overhaul, Lawmakers Say

Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa was joined by Democrats and other Republicans at a hearing Tuesday in faulting the EB-5 program...

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

A Kmart store has opened inside a Sears store in Brooklyn, CNBC reports. A foundation created by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is connected to...

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The Shortage of Affordable Rental Housing in the U.S. Continues Unabated, Study Shows
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The Shortage of Affordable Rental Housing in the U.S. Continues Unabated, Study Shows

The average apartment rent has grown a lot faster than paychecks for many households. The U.S. continues to have a very bifurcated apartment sector...

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Pension Funds Hunt for Higher Yields in CRE
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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
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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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