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Holiday Sales This Year Will Be Strong — Unless They're Not
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Holiday Sales This Year Will Be Strong — Unless They're Not

Holiday Sales This Year Will Be Strong - Unless They're Not Holiday retail sales are predicted to increase between 4.5% and 5% in 2019 compared...

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Women In CRE Still Not Saying #MeToo
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Women In CRE Still Not Saying #MeToo

As thousands of women prepare to fly to the Commercial Real Estate Women Network's annual convention in Orlando this week, the organization...

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Adam Neumann May Step Down As WeWork CEO Under Pressure From SoftBank
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Adam Neumann May Step Down As WeWork CEO Under Pressure From SoftBank

The man who took WeWork from a tiny startup to the brink of an IPO may not survive the fallout of the attempted offering's potential failure. One...

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Salad Seller Sweetgreen Raises $150M At $1.6B Valuation, Thanks In Part To Its Tech
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Salad Seller Sweetgreen Raises $150M At $1.6B Valuation, Thanks In Part To Its Tech

Sweetgreen, a fast-casual chain that specializes in salads, has closed a $150M round of financing, co-led by hedge funds Lone Pine Capital and D1...

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WeWork Real Estate Execs Join Exodus From Company
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WeWork Real Estate Execs Join Exodus From Company

The We Company's month of turmoil since it filed for an initial public offering continues. WeWork, The We Company's main operation, announced last...

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Walmart, Simon Property Group Funding 'Grassroots' Anti-Amazon Campaign
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Walmart, Simon Property Group Funding 'Grassroots' Anti-Amazon Campaign

A nonprofit organization that has been highly critical of retail giant Amazon has reportedly been bankrolled by some of the company's biggest...

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ULI Experts Detail Recession Risks, New Trends In Annual Report
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ULI Experts Detail Recession Risks, New Trends In Annual Report

The economy may be approaching a recession, but the real estate market remains strong and it is unlikely to be the spark that ignites the next...

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How An Income-Level Loophole Benefits Higher Learning
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How An Income-Level Loophole Benefits Higher Learning

Opportunity Zones Go To College: Besides being large institutions of higher learning with major sports programs, the University of Illinois Urbana...

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Lax WiFi Security At WeWork Leaves All Of Its Members Vulnerable To Cyberattacks
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Lax WiFi Security At WeWork Leaves All Of Its Members Vulnerable To Cyberattacks

The hits just keep on coming for WeWork: Now even its WiFi is under scrutiny for poor oversight. The coworking arm and central business of The We...

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CalSTRS Forms 3 JVs To Pump $778M Into Apartments, Industrial
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CalSTRS Forms 3 JVs To Pump $778M Into Apartments, Industrial

The California State Teachers' Retirement System has formed three joint ventures to invest a total of $778B in U. S. apartments and industrial...

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As Industrial Booms, Local Brokers Become Global Consultants
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As Industrial Booms, Local Brokers Become Global Consultants

When he first entered the world of industrial brokerages 33 years ago, Mark Duclos' responsibilities were fairly straightforward. "A client would...

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Gen Z Might Provide The Boost Physical Retail Needs
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Gen Z Might Provide The Boost Physical Retail Needs

Physical retail might have had a tough run recently, but if a new survey by A. T. Kearney is correct, the rising generation of U.S. consumers known...

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Forever 21 Wants Its Biggest Landlords To Prevent Liquidation In Upcoming Bankruptcy
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Forever 21 Wants Its Biggest Landlords To Prevent Liquidation In Upcoming Bankruptcy

Apparel retailer Forever 21 is fighting for its life, and it wants to enlist the help of its biggest landlords. Forever 21 is on the verge of...

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Walmart Tests Shipping Goods From Third-Party Vendors, The Better To Take On Amazon
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Walmart Tests Shipping Goods From Third-Party Vendors, The Better To Take On Amazon

Retail giant Walmart Inc. is testing a service that will store and ship products for third-party vendors, something that mega-retailer Amazon has...

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Jamba Juice Drops 'Juice' From Name, To Open Combo Stores With Auntie Anne's
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Jamba Juice Drops 'Juice' From Name, To Open Combo Stores With Auntie Anne's

Two longtime staples of mall food courts across the country are joining forces in non-mall locations. Jamba, which changed its name from Jamba...

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WeWork To Delay IPO For At Least A Month
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WeWork To Delay IPO For At Least A Month

WeWork's much-anticipated IPO is going to have to wait. The We Company, the parent company of WeWork, was expected to begin its roadshow this week,...

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Treasury Plans To Restrict Multifamily Lending In Areas With Rent Control
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Treasury Plans To Restrict Multifamily Lending In Areas With Rent Control

The U. S. Treasury Department's plan to make Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac private again also included a proposal that would make it more difficult to...

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California Pension Funds Lean Harder Into Real Estate
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California Pension Funds Lean Harder Into Real Estate

Two massive institutional investors are looking to deploy more capital in real estate as the economy potentially approaches a downturn, according...

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This Investor Wants 30 Cannabis Campuses Across The Nation
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This Investor Wants 30 Cannabis Campuses Across The Nation

Cannabis-focused commercial real estate has spawned everything from cannabis coworking to cannabis pop-up retail to cannabis REITs. Now, one...

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Old Navy Thumbs Nose At Retail Apocalypse, Plans To Almost Double Number Of Stores
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Old Navy Thumbs Nose At Retail Apocalypse, Plans To Almost Double Number Of Stores

Old Navy, which will become a stand-alone public company in 2020, is planning a major expansion - opening roughly 800 new stores - that will...

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WeWork Moves Forward With IPO On Nasdaq, Could Drop Valuation As Low As $10B
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WeWork Moves Forward With IPO On Nasdaq, Could Drop Valuation As Low As $10B

Despite reports that WeWork's biggest investor wants to change course, the coworking giant is full speed ahead toward an initial public offering in...

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New Report Highlights Concrete Steps CRE Firms Can Take To Increase Gender Diversity
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New Report Highlights Concrete Steps CRE Firms Can Take To Increase Gender Diversity

Despite solid evidence that gender diversity improves companies' bottom lines, women still hold a small fraction of the top jobs in commercial real...

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What Happens When Affordable Housing Efforts Get Mismanaged?
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What Happens When Affordable Housing Efforts Get Mismanaged?

As housing costs continue to creep upward, city governments have begun taking matters into their own hands, issuing reforms that attempt to solve...

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Is Retail-To-Industrial The Next Big Thing, Or Just A Pipe Dream For Last-Mile Logistics?
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Is Retail-To-Industrial The Next Big Thing, Or Just A Pipe Dream For Last-Mile Logistics?

The contraction of retail, and the empty spaces it has left behind, has meant opportunity for industrial redevelopment in some cases, such as a...

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GameStop To Close 200 Stores, Revamp Brand Around In-Store Gaming
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GameStop To Close 200 Stores, Revamp Brand Around In-Store Gaming

The leading brick-and-mortar retailer for video games is sick of being left behind. Beset by a combination of factors that have decreased its...

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CBRE, After Launching WeWork Competitor, Forecasts Coworking Shift
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CBRE, After Launching WeWork Competitor, Forecasts Coworking Shift

A new report from CBRE predicts that the market for U. S. coworking space will continue to expand robustly over next decade, despite any coming...

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Amazon Aims To Pump Up Employment In Major U.S. Markets
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Amazon Aims To Pump Up Employment In Major U.S. Markets

Retail giant Amazon is preparing to hold job fairs around the country in hopes of recruiting as many as 30,000 new workers above and beyond the...

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Did Fake Deeds Delay Anbang's $5.8B Hotel Portfolio Sale?
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Did Fake Deeds Delay Anbang's $5.8B Hotel Portfolio Sale?

Anbang Insurance Group has agreed on a deal to unload its U. S. luxury hotel portfolio, but not without a bizarre wrinkle. The Chinese investment...

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Chicken Sandwich Beef With Chick-fil-A Fueling Popeyes’ Quest To Join The World’s Fastest-Growing Brands
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Chicken Sandwich Beef With Chick-fil-A Fueling Popeyes’ Quest To Join The World’s Fastest-Growing Brands

The chicken sandwich battlefield may be brutal, but it is a boon for retail. Chick-fil-A's feathers were ruffled over the summer after Popeyes...

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Reportedly Used Liberty University As CRE Investment Vehicle
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Jerry Falwell Jr. Reportedly Used Liberty University As CRE Investment Vehicle

The son of one of the most influential evangelists of the 20th century is embroiled in a scandal with real estate at its core, Politico reports....

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