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Walmart Launches Its Own Version Of Amazon Prime
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Walmart Launches Its Own Version Of Amazon Prime

Walmart is testing yet another strategy to compete on Amazon's level in e-commerce. The superstore chain already offers grocery delivery with a $9...

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More Indicators Signal The Economy Is Heading In The Wrong Direction
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More Indicators Signal The Economy Is Heading In The Wrong Direction

Commercial real estate pros remain confident in their readiness for an economic downturn, and they might be tested sooner rather than later. The...

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Discount Retailers Will Open More Than Half Of All New Stores Nationwide This Year
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Discount Retailers Will Open More Than Half Of All New Stores Nationwide This Year

Nearly 2,780 stores are slated to open nationwide in 2019, and roughly 1,800 of them, more than half, will be part of discount chains. Leading the...

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A Tough Hospitality Market Means Direct Lending Is More Important Than Ever
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A Tough Hospitality Market Means Direct Lending Is More Important Than Ever

Even in the best of times, the hospitality market can be difficult. The sector operates on low margins with a clientele that comes and goes. Today,...

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Alternative Lenders Want To Make Inroads In OZs. Fix-And-Flip Lenders Have Been There For Years
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Alternative Lenders Want To Make Inroads In OZs. Fix-And-Flip Lenders Have Been There For Years

Opportunity zones and alternative lending are a match made in heaven. Banks and traditional lenders may not be willing to lend on projects in...

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CRE Near The U.S.-Mexico Border Says
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CRE Near The U.S.-Mexico Border Says

CRE Near The U. S.-Mexico Border Says: What, Me Worry? The prospect of U.S. tariffs on Mexican goods, widely regarded as bad for the U.S. economy...

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The 'Most Interesting Retailer In The World' Starts Offering Free Coworking Space
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The 'Most Interesting Retailer In The World' Starts Offering Free Coworking Space

Coworking seems to be constantly shape-shifting, but its newest form comes with a twist that anyone who still prefers coffee shops can get excited...

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Cannabis Giant Might Form REIT
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Cannabis Giant Might Form REIT

In looking for ways to raise capital for further growth, cannabis specialist Canopy Growth Corp. is considering creating a REIT in which to place...

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Lone Star Ups Fund Size And Raises $3.6B
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Lone Star Ups Fund Size And Raises $3.6B

Lone Star has raised $3.6B for a new real estate fund and is targeting a total fundraising of $4.5B, just months after saying it was only targeting...

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Book Wholesaler Trying To Outbid Hedge Fund For Barnes & Noble
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Book Wholesaler Trying To Outbid Hedge Fund For Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble may not be such old news after all. Readerlink, which distributes books to non-bookstore retailers such as Target and Walmart, is...

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CBD Chain Retailer Lands 2nd Major Mall Expansion Deal
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CBD Chain Retailer Lands 2nd Major Mall Expansion Deal

Green Growth Brands is staying true to its name and expanding in a major way. GGB, which sells health, beauty and lifestyle products infused with...

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Wells Fargo Sells Majority Of Eastdil Secured To Executive Team, Wealth Funds
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Wells Fargo Sells Majority Of Eastdil Secured To Executive Team, Wealth Funds

After months of speculation, Wells Fargo confirmed it is selling investment brokerage Eastdil Secured in a management buyout deal. Eastdil's...

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As Economic Indicators Worsen, Lenders Say They're Still Not Worried About Their Leverage
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As Economic Indicators Worsen, Lenders Say They're Still Not Worried About Their Leverage

The current economic cycle soldiers on, but enough warning signs have begun to flash that a crucial question bears revisiting: Is the commercial...

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5 Office Buildings Are Creating A New Approach To Connectivity In The Grand Central Business District
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5 Office Buildings Are Creating A New Approach To Connectivity In The Grand Central Business District

Want to get a jump start on upcoming deals? Meet the major New York City players at one of our upcoming events! Want to get a jump start on...

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Uncertainty Jostles CRE Investment Market, Drives Interest Rates Down
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Uncertainty Jostles CRE Investment Market, Drives Interest Rates Down

Real estate sales transaction activity slowed in the first quarter of 2019, down 11% from 2018, and decreased for every major product type as...

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Canadian Fashion Retailer Revives Charlotte Russe, Plans 100 New Stores
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Canadian Fashion Retailer Revives Charlotte Russe, Plans 100 New Stores

YM Inc., the new owner of Charlotte Russe, has relaunched the brand nationwide. In early June it opened five of a planned 100 new locations; it...

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Thanks To RuPaul, Drag Shows Are Making Brunches Big Business For Restaurants
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Thanks To RuPaul, Drag Shows Are Making Brunches Big Business For Restaurants

Brunch with a side of drag queens has been a Sunday staple for some members of the LGBT community for years. But more recently, it has become a...

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Barnes & Noble Bought By Hedge Fund, To Be Led By U.K. Bookseller
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Barnes & Noble Bought By Hedge Fund, To Be Led By U.K. Bookseller

Barnes & Noble has found a new owner with prodigiously deep pockets. Elliott Management, the hedge fund run by Paul Singer, has purchased a...

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Backed By New Owners, Versace Plans Over 100 New Stores
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Backed By New Owners, Versace Plans Over 100 New Stores

Versace's new ownership has ambitious plans for the Italian luxury brand. Capri Holdings, the new corporate name of Michael Kors after it purchased...

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Economists React To May Jobs Report On Twitter
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Economists React To May Jobs Report On Twitter

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 75,000 jobs in May, the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, marking the country's 104th...

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Urban Student Housing Has Arrived As A Core Asset, With The Price Tag To Come With It
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Urban Student Housing Has Arrived As A Core Asset, With The Price Tag To Come With It

Student housing is long past being a niche market in commercial real estate, and at this late stage in the cycle, it may become even more central....

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Strategies To Keep Talented Employees In A Tight Job Market
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Strategies To Keep Talented Employees In A Tight Job Market

Commercial real estate is a profession marked by job-hopping, and the current climate of low unemployment and high deal volume makes the trend even...

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Canadian Startup Rolls Out Pop-Up Concept For Cannabis Retailers
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Canadian Startup Rolls Out Pop-Up Concept For Cannabis Retailers

A Canadian company founded this year by two entrepreneurs has introduced a new kind of pop-up store to the retail world: a line of prefabricated,...

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Amazon Adding Partnerships With Home, Apartment, Hotel Developers To Become Dominant Smart Home Provider
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Amazon Adding Partnerships With Home, Apartment, Hotel Developers To Become Dominant Smart Home Provider

Amazon is working hard to bring Alexa into where you live, whether you buy its products or not. For years, data-gathering has been at the heart of...

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A-Rod Snaps Up His First NYC Multifamily Property
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A-Rod Snaps Up His First NYC Multifamily Property

Former Yankees third baseman and tabloid personality Alex Rodriguez has acquired a 21-unit apartment tower in the East Village of Manhattan in...

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Seeing Concerning Trends, Walmart Launches $200M Store Renovation Drive
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Seeing Concerning Trends, Walmart Launches $200M Store Renovation Drive

Walmart may be sensing a change in the wind for its Canadian business, and is taking action accordingly. The world's largest company in terms of...

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CVS Plans Expanded Health Services In 1,500 Stores
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CVS Plans Expanded Health Services In 1,500 Stores

After a trial run of the concept in Houston that the company calls a success, CVS Health Corp. is planning to have more than 1,500 in-store...

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Blackstone Drops $19B To Buy Back Big Chunk Of Logistics Portfolio It Sold In 2014
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Blackstone Drops $19B To Buy Back Big Chunk Of Logistics Portfolio It Sold In 2014

They say never go back. But when it comes to U. S. industrial property, Blackstone has just thrown that maxim out of the window of a speeding...

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After Sears Bankruptcy, Eddie Lampert Moves To Acquire Sears Hometown Stores
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After Sears Bankruptcy, Eddie Lampert Moves To Acquire Sears Hometown Stores

Hedge fund operator and former Sears Holding CEO Eddie Lampert, whose company Transform Holdco now owns Sears and Kmart, is planning to spend $2.25...

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Wyndham Destinations To Invest $1B In Expanding, Modernizing Timeshare Business
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Wyndham Destinations To Invest $1B In Expanding, Modernizing Timeshare Business

The landscape of vacation accommodations has never been so fluid, and one old stalwart is trying to re-establish its place. Wyndham Destinations,...

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