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Blackstone Targets $5 Billion for Latest Real Estate Debt Fund
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Blackstone Targets $5 Billion for Latest Real Estate Debt Fund

The firm is tapping into sustained interest in private real estate debt as investors search for yield. In 2018, $26 billion was raised by funds...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry (May 22, 2019)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry (May 22, 2019)

HUD Secretary Ben Carson doesn’t seem to know the meaning of the term REO, reports MarketWatch. Detroit approves a $1.6 billion Fiat Chrysler plant...

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Collaborative Referral Network Helps to Drive Growth for C21 Commercial Affiliated Agents
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Collaborative Referral Network Helps to Drive Growth for C21 Commercial Affiliated Agents

For more than 48 years, Century 21 Real Estate LLC has earned brand recognition and awareness that is second to none. According to the 2018...

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10 Must Read Items for CRE Industry Today (May 21, 2019)
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10 Must Read Items for CRE Industry Today (May 21, 2019)

Dressbarn will close 650 stores, reports the New York Post. The New York Times looks at the trend of blue collar workers moving out of big cities....

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Rise in CMBS IO Loan Issuance Surpasses Pre-Recession Levels, Worrying Some in the Industry
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Rise in CMBS IO Loan Issuance Surpasses Pre-Recession Levels, Worrying Some in the Industry

Competition that is fueling a spike in interest-only (IO) loan issuance is drawing mixed responses from industry observers. Some view the spike as...

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Student Housing Fundamentals Strengthen Ahead of the Fall 2019 Semester
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Student Housing Fundamentals Strengthen Ahead of the Fall 2019 Semester

The beds are quickly filling up at student housing properties for the school year that will begin this fall. "As it stands now, next year's...

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NYC Lenders May Face Slump on Rent Control Changes, Analysts Say
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NYC Lenders May Face Slump on Rent Control Changes, Analysts Say

New York Community Bancorp was the only falling stock in the KBW Bank Index in Thursday afternoon trading, sliding as much as 4.5%, to the lowest...

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Wynn Discusses Possible Sale of New Massachusetts Casino to MGM
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Wynn Discusses Possible Sale of New Massachusetts Casino to MGM

"Over the past several weeks, we have engaged in conversations around the potential sale of Encore Boston Harbor," Wynn and MGM said Friday in a...

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Victoria’s Secret-ville: A Billionaire’s Dream of Middle America
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Victoria’s Secret-ville: A Billionaire’s Dream of Middle America

Here in the middle of Ohio, of all places, Wexner-the man behind Victoria's Secret and its push-up-bra notions of female beauty-has brought to life...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 17, 2019)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 17, 2019)

The Wall Street Journal looks at the iBuyer trend shifting to include higher end properties. Retail rents are dropping in 12 of Manhattan’s 17...

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Ritz-Carlton Central Park Is Said to Be in Talks for a Sale
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Ritz-Carlton Central Park Is Said to Be in Talks for a Sale

Owners Westbrook Partners LLC and Korea Investment Corp are in discussions with Qatar's Katara Hospitality and Trinity White City Ventures about a...

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10 Must Read Items for the CRE Industry Today (May 16, 2019)
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10 Must Read Items for the CRE Industry Today (May 16, 2019)

The We Company has created a $2.9 billion real estate investment platform in partnership with a Canadian pension fund, even as it continues to lose...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 15, 2019)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 15, 2019)

The New York Times looks at TSX Broadway, the new project in Times Square that will include a theater, a hotel and a shopping center. Most condo...

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Modular Construction Use Is ‘Booming’ in Commercial Building
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Modular Construction Use Is ‘Booming’ in Commercial Building

Commercial real estate experts forecast increasing demand for modular construction in the healthcare, industrial, education and multifamily sectors...

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Sustainability Strategies Should Be Top of Mind for Building Managers
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Sustainability Strategies Should Be Top of Mind for Building Managers

Over the years, the concept of sustainability has endured a number of transformations. In its infancy, it was all about the building envelope. We...

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Can Depreciation Explain the Magnitude of Trump’s Reported Losses?
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Can Depreciation Explain the Magnitude of Trump’s Reported Losses?

Last week the New York Times made waves reporting that after combing through a decade's worth of tax transcripts that it obtained that Donald Trump...

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Lenders Scolded for Climate Ignorance in ‘Insane’ Florida Deals
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Lenders Scolded for Climate Ignorance in ‘Insane’ Florida Deals

But investors have yet to pay any kind of meaningful attention, buying up long-dated debt and financing real estate decades into the future. That...

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Bed Bath & Beyond’s Woes Extend Beyond Its CEO: Sarah Halzack
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Bed Bath & Beyond’s Woes Extend Beyond Its CEO: Sarah Halzack

The company announced Monday that Steven Temares, who had held the top job since 2003, has departed that role. Mary Winston, a new board member who...

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Fed’s Interest Rate Position Could Help CRE Sales Volume
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Fed’s Interest Rate Position Could Help CRE Sales Volume

The current Goldilocks economy-not too hot and not too cold-is helping to keep the bears from emerging in the commercial real estate sector. In a...

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Chico's Weighs Buyout While Trying to Move Beyond the Mall
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Chico's Weighs Buyout While Trying to Move Beyond the Mall

The retailer said Friday it would review an unsolicited buyout bid from Sycamore Partners, the owner of office supply giant Staples Inc. and...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 9, 2019)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 9, 2019)

E-commerce is making its way into home buying, reports the New York Times. Manhattan’s luxury rental market is booming, according to Bloomberg....

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The Office Sector Got Off to a Good Start in the First Quarter. But New Deliveries Are a Worry
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The Office Sector Got Off to a Good Start in the First Quarter. But New Deliveries Are a Worry

U. S. office market performance in the first quarter of 2019 showed resilience, with roughly 14 million sq. ft. of absorption and dropping vacancy,...

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Interactive Children’s Mini-City KidZania Entering U.S. and Taking Over Department Store Spaces
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Interactive Children’s Mini-City KidZania Entering U.S. and Taking Over Department Store Spaces

KidZania, an indoor, interactive mini "city" run by kids that has locations around the world, is about to enter the U. S. market by taking large...

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How theInterests of EB-5 Investors and CMBS Lenders Can Sometimes Be at Odds
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How theInterests of EB-5 Investors and CMBS Lenders Can Sometimes Be at Odds

A notable characteristic of the real estate capital markets over the last 20 years has been the ability to access non-traditional sources of...

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The Leading U.S. Life Sciences Clusters
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The Leading U.S. Life Sciences Clusters

CBRE broke down what life sciences hubs in the U. S. are poised for the best performances in the coming years. Across the nation, the top life...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 7, 2019)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 7, 2019)

Tech companies are creating an environment to trade real estate through instant buying, according to The New York Times. Retailers in Manhattan’s...

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What’s Driving the Rush to Fix Up Full-Service Hotels?
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What’s Driving the Rush to Fix Up Full-Service Hotels?

With current market dynamices the way they are, grand old hotels are proving to be ripe candidates for renovation. Value-add investors are...

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Smaller Banks Step Up CRE Lending
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Smaller Banks Step Up CRE Lending

Small and mid-cap banks are carving out a bigger foothold in commercial real estate lending-and they are competing more aggressively to win deals....

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Restaurants and Grocery Stores Re-Evaluate Space Needs Based on Rising Demand for Deliveries
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Restaurants and Grocery Stores Re-Evaluate Space Needs Based on Rising Demand for Deliveries

Restaurants and grocery stores are experimenting with kitchen-only sites and curbside pick-ups amid rising consumer demand for food delivery,...

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Nine Takeaways from ULI’s Economic and CRE Forecast Webinar
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Nine Takeaways from ULI’s Economic and CRE Forecast Webinar

At Urban Land Institute's webinar "Is 2019 the Pivot Point for the Economy and Real Estate,?" which took place earlier this week, four industry...

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