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Q&A: Checking The Pulse Of The Q2 Hotel Financing Market
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Q&A: Checking The Pulse Of The Q2 Hotel Financing Market

For business and pleasure, more Americans are hitting the road than ever. All told, 80.2 million Americans took a trip in 2016, nearly one-quarter...

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Deep-Pocketed Suitors Blackstone Group, Brookfield And Starwood Also Taking Hard Look At LaSalle Hotels
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Deep-Pocketed Suitors Blackstone Group, Brookfield And Starwood Also Taking Hard Look At LaSalle Hotels

LaSalle Hotels Properties, which is in the crosshairs of a Pebblebrook Hotel Trust takeover bid, is also the acquisition target of several major...

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LaSalle Investment Management Kicks Off Eighth Fund, Seeks $1B For U.S. Value Add Assets
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LaSalle Investment Management Kicks Off Eighth Fund, Seeks $1B For U.S. Value Add Assets

LaSalle Investment Management has kicked off its latest fund for American real estate. LaSalle, the asset management arm of JLL, announced LaSalle...

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Apartments Nationwide See First Uptick In Rents Since Last Summer
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Apartments Nationwide See First Uptick In Rents Since Last Summer

Average U.S. multifamily rents rose slightly in March by $4 to $1,371/month, according to the most recent Yardi Matrix Multifamily Monthly report....

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CalPERS Setting Up $1.5B Infrastructure Fund After Enjoying Double-Digit Returns In Sector
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CalPERS Setting Up $1.5B Infrastructure Fund After Enjoying Double-Digit Returns In Sector

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is looking for an asset manager to oversee a separately managed account that the country's...

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MGA Entertainment CEO Submits $890M Bid To Keep Toys R Us Stores Open
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MGA Entertainment CEO Submits $890M Bid To Keep Toys R Us Stores Open

A month after Toys R Us announced its decision to close all of its stores in the U.S., U.K. and Canada to pay off its debts, one investor has...

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Gaming And Leisure Properties, Eldorado Resorts Snap Up Tropicana Entertainment For $1.85B From Carl Icahn
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Gaming And Leisure Properties, Eldorado Resorts Snap Up Tropicana Entertainment For $1.85B From Carl Icahn

Gaming and Leisure Properties has acquired the real estate assets of six casino properties from Tropicana Entertainment for $1.21B. The transaction...

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Pebblebrook Ups Its Offer To Buy LaSalle After Hotel REIT Rejected First Bid
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Pebblebrook Ups Its Offer To Buy LaSalle After Hotel REIT Rejected First Bid

After having its unsolicited offer to buy a local competitor rejected, Bethesda, Maryland-based Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is not giving up. The hotel...

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Beyond The Bio: 16 Questions With Brennan Investment Group Chairman Michael Brennan
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Beyond The Bio: 16 Questions With Brennan Investment Group Chairman Michael Brennan

This series profiles men and women in commercial real estate who have profoundly transformed our neighborhoods and reshaped our cities, businesses...

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Rising Insurance Costs For Commercial Properties Ease, But There’s Still Upward Pressure On Rates
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Rising Insurance Costs For Commercial Properties Ease, But There’s Still Upward Pressure On Rates

Commercial property insurance rates will continue to rise in 2018, though likely not at the same pace as last year when the country experienced a...

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E-Commerce Means The Future For Investors Lies In Warehouses
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E-Commerce Means The Future For Investors Lies In Warehouses

Industrial REIT returns are poised to outperform every other REIT sector for the second year in a row. Industrial REITs, such as Prologis, Rexford...

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Maintaining The Throne, Part I: How To Stand Out In A CRE Dynasty
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Maintaining The Throne, Part I: How To Stand Out In A CRE Dynasty

It is one thing to start a family business. It is an entirely different game to keep it alive. Only 30% of family businesses survive past the first...

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DIY vs. Assisted Filing: How Tax-Prep Companies Are Driving Traffic Back To The Office
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DIY vs. Assisted Filing: How Tax-Prep Companies Are Driving Traffic Back To The Office

Brick-and-mortar retail is not the only industry suffering from the onslaught of online competitors. Studies show Americans are increasingly filing...

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China's Impending Anbang Divestment Has Investment Bankers Salivating
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China's Impending Anbang Divestment Has Investment Bankers Salivating

The other shoe could drop in the saga of Anbang Insurance Group and the Chinese government's crackdown on offshore investment. After arresting...

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Some Rite Aid Shareholders Against Merger With Albertsons
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Some Rite Aid Shareholders Against Merger With Albertsons

Rite Aid Corp.'s plan to merge with Albertsons Cos. in a $24B deal announced in February might be in jeopardy due to shareholder objections that...

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3 Trends Modernizing Industrial Real Estate
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3 Trends Modernizing Industrial Real Estate

The success of a property ebbs and flows based on trends shaping the market. This is a truth commercial real estate professionals see across all...

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Trump Organization Pursues Property Tax Breaks By Aggressively Suing Local Municipalities
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Trump Organization Pursues Property Tax Breaks By Aggressively Suing Local Municipalities

Nationwide, The Trump Organization is continuing its longstanding practice of suing local governments to reassess the value of its properties...

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Are Disappointed REIT Shareholders Itching To Show Board Members The Door?
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Are Disappointed REIT Shareholders Itching To Show Board Members The Door?

The pressure is on REIT boards to boost sagging share prices, and the longer prices are in the doldrums, the more board members are at risk of...

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HNA To Exit Final Hilton Investment With Hefty Profit
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HNA To Exit Final Hilton Investment With Hefty Profit

HNA Group is exiting its investment with Hilton earlier than anticipated, and for a big return. The Chinese conglomerate has announced plans to...

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How Many Apps Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb At The Office?
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How Many Apps Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb At The Office?

Talent acquisition is top of mind for employers today, and to snag the best talent one must have the best offerings. As robust as amenities...

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How Many Apps Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb At The Office?
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How Many Apps Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb At The Office?

Talent acquisition is top of mind for employers today, and to snag the best talent one must have the best offerings. As robust as amenities...

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Sears Joins Record 28 Retailers To Default In Q1
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Sears Joins Record 28 Retailers To Default In Q1

The problems for department store chain Sears continue, as it was the highest-profile of a record number of national retailers to default in one...

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Former NBA Superstar Shaquille O'Neal Partners To Build More Apartments
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Former NBA Superstar Shaquille O'Neal Partners To Build More Apartments

Former NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal is partnering with Boraie Development of New Brunswick, New Jersey, on another apartment tower in his...

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Mall Mogul Rick Caruso: ‘Amazon Has Been Great For Retail'
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Mall Mogul Rick Caruso: ‘Amazon Has Been Great For Retail'

At a time when President Trump emits tweets against Amazon for the harm he says it is doing to both retailers and the economy, billionaire mall...

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Confounding Expectations, Retail Property Prices Up, Industrial Prices Down
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Confounding Expectations, Retail Property Prices Up, Industrial Prices Down

The March Commercial Real Estate Nowcast published by Ten-X Commercial revealed prices in the troubled retail sector are rising, while prices for...

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Nine West To Close All Stores, Join Retail's Growing List Of Casualties In 2018
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Nine West To Close All Stores, Join Retail's Growing List Of Casualties In 2018

Women's shoe and apparel retailer Nine West is the latest national chain to declare bankruptcy, adding 70 store closures to what is already shaping...

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Workspace Startup Knotel Bags $70M In Series B Funding
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Workspace Startup Knotel Bags $70M In Series B Funding

Workspace specialist Knotel has obtained a $70M round of funding to further its expansion, which has already been brisk. The total is nearly three...

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Ashford Hospitality Trust Wins $972M Refi For U.S. Hotel Portfolio
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Ashford Hospitality Trust Wins $972M Refi For U.S. Hotel Portfolio

Ashford Hospitality Trust recently completed the latest in a series of refinancings of hotels that it owns. In this case, the portfolio totals 22...

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New Deutsche Bank CEO To Shift U.S. CRE Finance Strategy?
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New Deutsche Bank CEO To Shift U.S. CRE Finance Strategy?

Deutsche Bank has tapped Christian Sewing as its new CEO to replace John Cryan, who presided over three years of losses for the Frankfort-based...

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First Outer Space Hotel Could Accommodate Four Guests For Nearly $9.5M Each By 2021
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First Outer Space Hotel Could Accommodate Four Guests For Nearly $9.5M Each By 2021

In a move that has been expected since the moment Elon Musk debuted SpaceX, startup Orion Span plans to launch the world's first hotel in space....

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