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Hedge Fund EJF Raising $500 Million for Tax-Advantaged ‘Opportunity Zones’
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Hedge Fund EJF Raising $500 Million for Tax-Advantaged ‘Opportunity Zones’

The money manager wants to raise approximately $500 million for investment in opportunity zones. (Bloomberg)—Manny Friedman’s $6.9 billion hedge...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 24, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 24, 2018)

To avoid bankruptcy Sears CEO Edward Lampert proposed a restructuring plan that would involve, among other things, the disposition of $1.5 billion...

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A 2018 Mid-Year Investment Update on the Student Housing Sector
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A 2018 Mid-Year Investment Update on the Student Housing Sector

As foreign and institutional investors seek portfolio diversification capital is likely to continue flowing into student housing properties....

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Amazon Could Spend $3 Billion on ‘Go’ Stores, Analyst Says
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Amazon Could Spend $3 Billion on ‘Go’ Stores, Analyst Says

Amazon is considering opening 3,000 AmazonGo stores, after launching its first location in Seattle in 2016. (Bloomberg)—If Amazon.com Inc. proceeds...

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Blackstone Is Buying Warehouses From Harvard's Endowment
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Blackstone Is Buying Warehouses From Harvard's Endowment

The private equity firm agreed to pay about $950 million for more than 100 properties. (Bloomberg)—Blackstone Group LP agreed to buy a portfolio of...

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What Property Owners Outside CBDs Can Do To Attract Expanding Industries
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What Property Owners Outside CBDs Can Do To Attract Expanding Industries

An office building’s ability to attract talent is the most important factor tenants will consider when making leasing decisions. Start-ups and...

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

The U.S. economy will grow by approximately 3 percent through the rest of 2018, according to MarketWatch. UC Berkley researchers weigh in on...

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Walmart Pulls Out All the Stops to Battle Amazon but hasn’t Forgotten its Brick-and-Mortar Competition
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Walmart Pulls Out All the Stops to Battle Amazon but hasn’t Forgotten its Brick-and-Mortar Competition

In the second quarter the world’s largest retailer saw a surge in digital sales alongside its fastest same-store sales growth in more than a decade...

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Grow Your Investment Portfolio with a Proven Winner
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Grow Your Investment Portfolio with a Proven Winner

Watch live October 11, 2018 | 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT PRESENTERRob BurgettVice PresidentWoodSpring Development,Choice Hotels International...

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Trump Plans to Nominate Financial Stability Expert Liang to Fed
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Trump Plans to Nominate Financial Stability Expert Liang to Fed

Nellie Liang, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, is a former Federal Reserve economist. (Bloomberg)—President Donald Trump plans to...

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Co-Working Firm Spaces Makes Biggest Push Into North America
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Co-Working Firm Spaces Makes Biggest Push Into North America

Spaces, a co-working unit of Switzerland-based IWG Plc, is making a push into North American office space. (Bloomberg)—IWG Plc’s co-working unit...

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Why the West Coast is Big for U.S. Bank’s CRE Business
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Why the West Coast is Big for U.S. Bank’s CRE Business

There’s a lot to like about the West Coast, which has both natural advantages in terms of its ports and its geography, and man-made strengths in...

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What Institutional Investors Want in this Stage of the CRE Cycle
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What Institutional Investors Want in this Stage of the CRE Cycle

With core assets delivering thin returns, institutional investors are looking at value-add and redevelopment opportunities. Whether it’s in a more...

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Amherst Holdings Is Betting $1 Billion on Home-Flipping Business
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Amherst Holdings Is Betting $1 Billion on Home-Flipping Business

Amherst Holdings LLC, which owns or manages about 20,000 single-family rentals, is launching a subsidiary to purchase, renovate and resell...

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Chicago’s Multifamily Market Bucks the Odds … For Now
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Chicago’s Multifamily Market Bucks the Odds … For Now

Strong demand from renters has kept up with a high pace of new construction, allaying fears of overbuilding in the market. New renters are filling...

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Stonepeak Infrastructure Gets $350 Million From Landmark
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Stonepeak Infrastructure Gets $350 Million From Landmark

Private equity, infrastructure and real estate firms are broadening their sources of capital to fuel expansion and remain nimble. (Bloomberg)...

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Facebook-Leased Tower in San Francisco May Hit Record Price in Sale
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Facebook-Leased Tower in San Francisco May Hit Record Price in Sale

The building’s owners, MetLife, the John Buck Co. and Golub & Co. are hoping to sell a 49 percent ownership stake in the tower. In May, Facebook...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 18, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 18, 2018)

Bookstores are getting creative in the age of Amazon, according to Crain’s New York Business. Mobile home values may be rising as traditional home...

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Five Tips for Using Contract Language to Control Construction Project Costs
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Five Tips for Using Contract Language to Control Construction Project Costs

Well-defined agreements, good communication, and fairness can help assure a successful project, start to finish. Whether you’re a developer, owner...

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Off-Price Chains Continue to Roll, but how Long Can the Good Times Last?
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Off-Price Chains Continue to Roll, but how Long Can the Good Times Last?

Although more consumers are shopping online and many retailers are spending big bucks to beef up their e-commerce strategies, off-price retailers...

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Ping An Real Estate Head Named Winter Properties’ President
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Ping An Real Estate Head Named Winter Properties’ President

Rick Singer starts this month at Winter, a New York-based real estate investment, management and development company backed by the founders of...

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U.S. Skilled Nursing Occupancy Rate Continues to Slide
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U.S. Skilled Nursing Occupancy Rate Continues to Slide

The national occupancy rate dropped to 81.7 percent during the months of April to June, a 79 basis point drop from the quarter before, according to...

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Och-Ziff to Seek $2 Billion for Its Biggest Real Estate Fund
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Och-Ziff to Seek $2 Billion for Its Biggest Real Estate Fund

Billionaire Dan Och’s hedge fund firm is targeting $2 billion for its fourth fund focused on opportunistic property investments as soon as the end...

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Equity Residential Is Said to Seek Buyers for Two NYC Buildings
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Equity Residential Is Said to Seek Buyers for Two NYC Buildings

The Chicago-based real estate investment trust is looking to sell 800 Sixth Ave., a high-rise tower in Chelsea, and 505 W. 54th St. in Hell’s...

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The Top Countries Investing in U.S. Commercial Real Estate
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The Top Countries Investing in U.S. Commercial Real Estate

Although some cross-border investors have taken a step back from U.S. real estate, there remains strong interest from buyers around the globe....

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Blackstone Seeks $18 Billion for Biggest Real Estate Fund
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Blackstone Seeks $18 Billion for Biggest Real Estate Fund

In June, New York-based Blackstone raised $7.1 billion for an opportunistic real estate fund focused on Asia, and Carlyle Group LP this month also...

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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rises to Six-Month High, Above Estimate
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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rises to Six-Month High, Above Estimate

Consumers also said they benefited from income and wealth increases, supported by higher stock prices and property values. (Bloomberg)—U.S....

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Ultra-Luxury $400 Million Hotel Coming to Montana
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Ultra-Luxury $400 Million Hotel Coming to Montana

Montage, which launched in 2002 with a resort in Laguna Beach, California, currently operates eight hotels and generated $400 million in revenue...

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The Office REIT Sector Has Been Untouched by Recent M&A Activity, but That Might Be About to Change
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The Office REIT Sector Has Been Untouched by Recent M&A Activity, but That Might Be About to Change

Columbia Property Trust may be considering a sale of assets, and may draw considerable interest from other investors. A shakeup may be in store for...

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Pebblebrook Plans Up to $1 Billion in Asset Sales After Buy of LaSalle
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Pebblebrook Plans Up to $1 Billion in Asset Sales After Buy of LaSalle

Chief Executive Officer Jon Bortz said he remained bullish on the West coast and that the additional asset sales would probably increase...

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