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Nine CRE Experts Weigh in on the Impact of the Fed’s Likely Interest Rate Increase
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Nine CRE Experts Weigh in on the Impact of the Fed’s Likely Interest Rate Increase

Experts note the importance of managing expectations and preparing for a downturn should rates continue to escalate over the next couple of years....

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Breaking Down One Family Office’s High Opinion of Cannabis Real Estate
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Breaking Down One Family Office’s High Opinion of Cannabis Real Estate

The Inception Cos. recently launched Inception REIT, which provides sale-leaseback, senior debt and capital improvement financing to businesses in...

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Can Outlet Centers Continue to Succeed by Luring Shoppers with Bargains and ‘Experience?’
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Can Outlet Centers Continue to Succeed by Luring Shoppers with Bargains and ‘Experience?’

While many CRE pros agree that outlet centers are today’s best-performing retail asset, some say the sector may be losing some of its appeal. As...

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Manhattan Landlords Sacrifice Higher Rents to Fill Apartments
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Manhattan Landlords Sacrifice Higher Rents to Fill Apartments

The median rent, with the value of those concessions subtracted, fell 2 percent to $3,310, according to a new report. It was the third straight...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 13, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 13, 2018)

A new study found that members of Generation Z are more interested in buying homes than millennials, the New York Post reports. The New York Times...

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Starbucks Ventures Into Delivery Again With Test of UberEats
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Starbucks Ventures Into Delivery Again With Test of UberEats

Starbucks lately has struggled to boost sales in the United States. Earlier this year, the chain said it planned to close about 150 company...

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In Palo Alto, Buying Real Estate the Size of a King Mattress Would Cost Over $80K
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In Palo Alto, Buying Real Estate the Size of a King Mattress Would Cost Over $80K

At the national level, a new Zillow report found one dollar can buy 1.07 square inches of the average home, down from 1.23 square inches a year ago...

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WeWork Rival Convene Makes Play for Small, Midsize Companies
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WeWork Rival Convene Makes Play for Small, Midsize Companies

The New York-based startup has leased 116,000 square feet (nearly 11,000 square meters) of office space spanning four floors at RXR’s 530 Fifth Ave...

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Tech Job Growth Continues to Create Demand for Office Space
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Tech Job Growth Continues to Create Demand for Office Space

Higher education is key to hiring more tech talent, so employers are locating in cities with the most highly-educated populations. Growth in...

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1031 Buyers Retain a Strong Appetite for Fast Food
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1031 Buyers Retain a Strong Appetite for Fast Food

During the first half of 2018, QSR transactions surpassed $1 billion, an increase of more than 10 percent year-over-year, according to The Boulder...

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Blackstone Agrees to $500 Million NYC Apartment Deal
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Blackstone Agrees to $500 Million NYC Apartment Deal

The firm sees the 1,300-unit property, known as Parker Towers, as an affordable option for renters seeking alternatives outside of Manhattan and in...

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Fast Food’s Got a Netflix Problem as Americans Prefer to Dine in
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Fast Food’s Got a Netflix Problem as Americans Prefer to Dine in

Traffic for the restaurant industry was down 1.1 percent in July, the 29th straight month of declines, according to MillerPulse data. (Bloomberg)...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 11, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 11, 2018)

Local governments are buying up dying malls, the Wall Street Journal reports. A new study has found that seniors are delaying downsizing, according...

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Where CMBS Lenders Currently Fit in the Multifamily Financing Space
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Where CMBS Lenders Currently Fit in the Multifamily Financing Space

Conduits lenders are often willing to make loans make loans that cover up 75 percent of the underwritten value of an apartment property. After...

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The Investment Outlook for Student Housing Remains Stable
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The Investment Outlook for Student Housing Remains Stable

Investors have historically demanded higher yields—and lower prices—for student housing properties compared to apartment properties overall....

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Americans Feel Upbeat About Wages Despite Conflicting Evidence
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Americans Feel Upbeat About Wages Despite Conflicting Evidence

Americans haven’t been this optimistic about future pay raises since the century began, according to the Conference Board’s monthly surveys. The...

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

The Wall Street Journal details how the financial crisis shaped home buying today. After a tough start to the year, REITs are performing better now...

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Fed’s Rosengren Wants Two More Hikes in 2018 as Economy Grows
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Fed’s Rosengren Wants Two More Hikes in 2018 as Economy Grows

With unemployment low and likely to keep falling, and with inflation at the central bank’s 2 percent target and likely to rise, the president of...

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Experts Offer Tips on Tax Considerations for 1031 Exchanges
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Experts Offer Tips on Tax Considerations for 1031 Exchanges

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may have caused some confusion for HNW real estate investors on how to best handle 1031 exchanges. Effective this year,...

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The Data Center Markets that Led the Way in the First Half of 2018
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The Data Center Markets that Led the Way in the First Half of 2018

Overall, CBRE pegs the overall development pipeline as containing 474 MW of capacity in the primary U.S. markets, nearly 55 percent of which is...

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Older U.S. Apartments Are Losing Their Affordability Advantage
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Older U.S. Apartments Are Losing Their Affordability Advantage

As apartment buildings completed in the 1970s and 1980s become prime targets for redevelopment, their rents are likely to become less affordable. ...

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Columbia Property Is Said to Hire Adviser After Approaches
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Columbia Property Is Said to Hire Adviser After Approaches

The office REIT is working with Morgan Stanley after being approached by potential buyers earlier this summer. (Bloomberg)—Columbia Property Trust...

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Amazon’s Headquarters Bake Off Puts It In Corporate Welfare Spotlight
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Amazon’s Headquarters Bake Off Puts It In Corporate Welfare Spotlight

Exactly one year later, negotiations with 20 finalist cities from New York to Los Angeles have retreated behind closed doors. (Bloomberg)—In...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 7, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 7, 2018)

A new report details the retailers younger shoppers like the most, according to CNBC. Speculation abounds as to where Amazon will build its second...

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Industrial Cap Rates Will Continue to Compress, Brokerage Firms Predict
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Industrial Cap Rates Will Continue to Compress, Brokerage Firms Predict

The average cap rate for industrial assets has dipped to a record low of 7.0 percent. Demand for industrial space continues to outpace supply,...

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Green Street Predicts Continued Flattening in Commercial Real Estate Prices
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Green Street Predicts Continued Flattening in Commercial Real Estate Prices

The slowdown in CRE prices is expected to last for six to 12 months. Commercial property prices appear to have stabilized, a trend likely to...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 6, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 6, 2018)

The Wall Street Journal looks at Blackstone’s co-head of real estate Kathleen McCarthy. CNBC explores how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went from near...

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Freddie Mac's Layton Plans to Step Down From U.S. Mortgage Giant
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Freddie Mac's Layton Plans to Step Down From U.S. Mortgage Giant

The agency’s executive vice president David Brickman is among the candidates for replacement. (Bloomberg)—Freddie Mac Chief Executive Officer...

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Billionaire Gilbert Is Said to Be Looking to Cash Out of Casinos
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Billionaire Gilbert Is Said to Be Looking to Cash Out of Casinos

Dan Gilbert, the founder of Quicken Loans, wants to dispose of interests in properties in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Detroit. (Bloomberg)—Quicken...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 5, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 5, 2018)

Pimco is hiring a top dealmaker from the Blackstone Group, the New York Times reports. J.Crew is going to sell a selection of clothing on Amazon...

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