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TGI Fridays' $380M Deal To Go Public Canceled As Chain Restaurants Spiral Down
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TGI Fridays' $380M Deal To Go Public Canceled As Chain Restaurants Spiral Down

A $380M deal struck late last year to take TGI Fridays public has fallen through, crushed by the condition of the restaurant industry in the wake...

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Big Investors See Huge Opportunity In Distressed Real Estate
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Big Investors See Huge Opportunity In Distressed Real Estate

Real estate investors are predicting the sharp economic decline resulting from the spread of the coronavirus may be a greater opportunity to buy...

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Airbnb Raises $1B, Says Company Will Focus On 3 Core Products
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Airbnb Raises $1B, Says Company Will Focus On 3 Core Products

Airbnb has raised $1B in debt and equity and will focus more on longer-term stays, the short-term rental company said Monday. Investment companies...

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Coronavirus Has Put The Hotel Industry In A Tailspin. What Can Lenders Do To Help?
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Coronavirus Has Put The Hotel Industry In A Tailspin. What Can Lenders Do To Help?

Canceled vacation plans, postponed weddings and conferences placed on indefinite hold - the coronavirus has brought the hotel industry to a...

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Implementing Video Interviews? Here’s How To Beware Of Bias
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Implementing Video Interviews? Here’s How To Beware Of Bias

Just two weeks before the U. S.' first known case of COVID-19, the Wall Street Journal's Hilke Schellmann forecast that hiring processes powered by...

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Economists React To March Jobs Report On Twitter
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Economists React To March Jobs Report On Twitter

Nonfarm payroll employment fell by 701,000 in March, ending the longest streak of monthly job gains in U. S. history at 113 months, the U.S. Bureau...

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For Employers, CARES Act Tax Provisions Could Offer More Relief
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For Employers, CARES Act Tax Provisions Could Offer More Relief

On top of payroll relief, the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act contains tax provisions that may help business owners...

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How CRE Parents Are Working Through The Pandemic
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How CRE Parents Are Working Through The Pandemic

At any given moment, in the background of his conference call, Phil Sofia's 3-year-old son may be running through the frame with a spoon,...

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For Bridge Lenders, Shades Of 2009 As They Provide Liquidity To A Frozen Market
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For Bridge Lenders, Shades Of 2009 As They Provide Liquidity To A Frozen Market

Banks backing out of deals at the last minute. Opportunities for acquisitions, but only for those that can move quickly. For companies seeking real...

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The Rollout Of Coronavirus Testing At Retail Sites Is Happening At A Snail's Pace
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The Rollout Of Coronavirus Testing At Retail Sites Is Happening At A Snail's Pace

As the country struggles to build enough temporary hospital beds to accommodate the surge of coronavirus-related illness, a parallel rush is on to...

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How Real Estate Can Weather The Current Economic Storm
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How Real Estate Can Weather The Current Economic Storm

Real estate professionals are settling in for what could be months of economic tumult, and what seems to be scaring them most is the sheer...

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Market Volatility Leads Short-Term Rentals Into Uncharted Territory
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Market Volatility Leads Short-Term Rentals Into Uncharted Territory

The coronavirus pandemic has left no part of the travel industry unscathed, and that includes the unicorn of the short-term rental world. Airbnb,...

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Hobby Lobby Defies Closure Orders In Some States, Gets Closed By Cops
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Hobby Lobby Defies Closure Orders In Some States, Gets Closed By Cops

Hobby Lobby has reportedly reopened some of its stores in states that have closed nonessential business, including in Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana and...

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Co-Living Providers Feeling Short-Term Pain, But Still Confident In Sector's Future
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Co-Living Providers Feeling Short-Term Pain, But Still Confident In Sector's Future

Co-living providers like Common and Quarters have been expanding rapidly across the U. S., betting on the idea that people want to live in...

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Landlord Interests Speak Up For Bailout
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Landlord Interests Speak Up For Bailout

Bracing for the fallout from the biggest surge in unemployment in U. S. history and a lagging government stimulus, some in the multifamily industry...

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Pandemic Batters Oversupplied Senior Housing Market
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Pandemic Batters Oversupplied Senior Housing Market

The novel coronavirus pandemic poses an extra layer of difficulties for the senior housing industry, which was already suffering from supply...

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Simon Property Joins The Crowd, Furloughs 30% Of Its Workforce
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Simon Property Joins The Crowd, Furloughs 30% Of Its Workforce

Joining several of its commercial real estate peers in the retail sector, the largest owner of U. S. malls has furloughed about 30% of its...

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What To Expect As Anxious April Begins
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What To Expect As Anxious April Begins

The rent is due today. For the tenants and property owners tied to trillions of dollars of commercial real estate properties in the U. S., what...

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Taubman To Tenants
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Taubman To Tenants

Retail landlord Taubman Centers is insisting that its tenants pay rent for April, saying that it, too, has financial obligations to meet for the...

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Taubman Won't Offer Tenants Rent Abatements
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Taubman Won't Offer Tenants Rent Abatements

Retail landlord Taubman Centers is insisting that its tenants pay rent for April, saying that it, too, has financial obligations to meet for the...

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Mortgage REITs Take A Savage Beating From Margin Calls
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Mortgage REITs Take A Savage Beating From Margin Calls

Mortgage REITs that borrowed money in recent years to augment their returns have been sucker-punched by pandemic-inspired economic turmoil, with...

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Long A Staple Of Multifamily, Branding Is Now Lifting Residential
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Long A Staple Of Multifamily, Branding Is Now Lifting Residential

The residential landscape may never have the kind of brand proliferation that has characterized hospitality in recent years, but that doesn't mean...

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The Case For Handwritten Thank You Notes
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The Case For Handwritten Thank You Notes

Expressing gratitude is one of the most fundamental forms of courtesy a person can offer. It strengthens relationships - both business and personal...

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Job Hunting? Despite COVID-19, Some Hiring Carries On
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Job Hunting? Despite COVID-19, Some Hiring Carries On

Like a wildfire, the market instability wrought by COVID-19 has swept through commercial real estate, leaving a trail of uncertainty. Layoffs and...

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'If You’re Not On Social Media, You’re Invisible'
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'If You’re Not On Social Media, You’re Invisible'

Dealmakers: 'If You're Not On Social Media, You're Invisible' "Where will the opportunities be during this imminent down cycle?" This question was...

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How One Utility Company Empowers Data Centers In The Up-And-Coming Markets That Need Them Most
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How One Utility Company Empowers Data Centers In The Up-And-Coming Markets That Need Them Most

Data center operators continually struggle to secure low-cost, reliable power. Data centers in the U. S. use more than 90 billion kilowatt-hours of...

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Multifamily Braces For A Difficult Month
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Multifamily Braces For A Difficult Month

As April 1 approaches, multifamily owners and operators are steeling themselves for what could be a difficult month, with wide swaths of people...

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The $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill May Not Be Enough Medicine For Ailing U.S. Economy
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The $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill May Not Be Enough Medicine For Ailing U.S. Economy

Congress' unprecedented $2 trillion bailout package is but a temporary bandage over the wound the economy is about to suffer, real estate experts...

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Amazon Closes Warehouse Indefinitely As Coronavirus Cases At Its Facilities Mount
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Amazon Closes Warehouse Indefinitely As Coronavirus Cases At Its Facilities Mount

Amazon has closed a warehouse in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, after three workers at the facility tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The...

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As Tenants Start Searches Online, Property Marketers Need More Digital Horsepower
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As Tenants Start Searches Online, Property Marketers Need More Digital Horsepower

Corporate tenants searching for new office space have started to skip what was once a crucial step: reaching out to their broker. Rather than...

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