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Will CRE Remain a Favored Investment Alternative in a Volatile Market?
News 5 months ago
Will CRE Remain a Favored Investment Alternative in a Volatile Market?

Through the third quarter of 2018, U. S. investment markets were exhibiting a relative calm. Jobs reports churned out steady employment increases....

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Prospects For Multifamily Market Performance In 2019
News 5 months ago
Prospects For Multifamily Market Performance In 2019

“You want me to be all gloom and doom, or just shut up?” —Stephanie Meyers A strong market exists for forecasts of gloom and doom. It is a...

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Sears Avoids Liquidation, but Lampert’s Bid to Save the Retail Icon Isn’t a Done Deal
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Sears Avoids Liquidation, but Lampert’s Bid to Save the Retail Icon Isn’t a Done Deal

Sears may not be dead just yet. But a Hail Mary effort to keep the retailer in business remains a long shot. On Tuesday, a bankruptcy judge granted...

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China's HNA Group Sells Manhattan Building Near Trump Tower
News 5 months ago
China's HNA Group Sells Manhattan Building Near Trump Tower

(Bloomberg)—HNA Group Co. sold a building in Manhattan to help ease the embattled conglomerate’s debts and stave off U. S. concerns about a Chinese...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 8, 2019)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 8, 2019)

Liquidation looms for Sears, according to the Wall Street Journal. Forbes examines the best markets for real estate investment in 2019. And Keith...

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High Level of New Construction Will Continue to Strain Apartment Demand in 2019
News 5 months ago
High Level of New Construction Will Continue to Strain Apartment Demand in 2019

Developers will keep adding pressure on the apartment sector in 2019, with plans to open hundreds of thousands of new luxury units in 2019. New...

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The Shopping Mall’s Savior Is Starting to Eat Itself
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The Shopping Mall’s Savior Is Starting to Eat Itself

(Bloomberg)—Stephen Wall’s restaurant chain Pho is the kind of tenant that mall landlords would love to attract. The Vietnamese menu is right on...

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Real Estate Investment Diversification is Key in a Maturing Cycle
News 5 months ago
Real Estate Investment Diversification is Key in a Maturing Cycle

As the economic expansion approaches its 10th year, many investors have begun to transition their real estate strategies to a more balanced...

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Sears Judgment Day Arrives for Lampert's Last-Ditch Rescue Plan
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Sears Judgment Day Arrives for Lampert's Last-Ditch Rescue Plan

(Bloomberg)—Eddie Lampert has filled in the blanks on his own $4.4 billion rescue bid for Sears, but a couple of key numbers were still missing...

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Financing Commercial Properties in 2019: What Investors Need to Know
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Financing Commercial Properties in 2019: What Investors Need to Know

Last year has been a record year for the real estate community. Investment activity and the velocity of transactions reached record highs, and...

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Rents Fall as More Self-Storage Properties Come to the Market
News 5 months ago
Rents Fall as More Self-Storage Properties Come to the Market

Most U. S. self-storage properties are fully occupied, but average rents in the sector are still falling. Many landlords have cut their rents to...

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11 Predictions for the Retail Real Estate Sector in 2019
News 5 months ago
11 Predictions for the Retail Real Estate Sector in 2019

The past 12 months in the retail sector brought with it a barrage of national retailer bankruptcies and store closures, more malls boasting ...

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MGM Resorts Seeks to Boost Profit $300 Million Through Cost Cuts
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MGM Resorts Seeks to Boost Profit $300 Million Through Cost Cuts

(Bloomberg)—MGM Resorts International announced a new cost-cutting drive that’s intended to boost profit by $300 million annually, most of it over...

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Houston's Industrial Market Ends 2018 on a Hot Note
News 5 months ago
Houston's Industrial Market Ends 2018 on a Hot Note

The numbers are in: Houston's industrial market ended 2018 on a red-hot note. After a year defined by deals of all sizes in the e-commerce,...

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Airbnb Wins Preliminary Ruling Blocking NYC Demand for Data
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Airbnb Wins Preliminary Ruling Blocking NYC Demand for Data

(Bloomberg)—A federal judge blocked a New York City law aimed at cracking down on home-sharing companies. U. S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer on...

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Rate Forecasts and Their Impact on Lending and Investor Decisions in 2019
News 5 months ago
Rate Forecasts and Their Impact on Lending and Investor Decisions in 2019

National Real Estate Investor is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC This site is operated by a business or businesses owned...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 2, 2019)
News 5 months ago
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 2, 2019)

National Real Estate Investor is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC This site is operated by a business or businesses owned...

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The Warner Building Has Sold for Nearly $380M
News 5 months ago
The Warner Building Has Sold for Nearly $380M

JBG Smith Properties Inc. (NYSE: JBGS) has sold the 621,000-square-foot office building, located at 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, to an affiliate of...

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Austin Apartment Rent Rising Faster than National Average
News 5 months ago
Austin Apartment Rent Rising Faster than National Average

Apartment rent in Austin during 2018 grew an average of $57 a month, or 4.4 percent, to yield an average monthly rent of $1,361, according to...

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Be Quick, But Don’t Hurry
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Be Quick, But Don’t Hurry

My advice to clients in a transitioning market is similar to what the legendary basketball coach of UCLA John Wooden would say: “Be quick, but don...

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Wynn Accuses Genting of Copying Its Looks for Las Vegas Project
News 6 months ago
Wynn Accuses Genting of Copying Its Looks for Las Vegas Project

(Bloomberg)—Genting Group’s $4 billion foray in the heart of American gambling was met with a lawsuit by Wynn Resorts Ltd., which says the...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 27, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 27, 2018)

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As the Real Estate Cycle Winds Down, Suburban Office Assets Might Be a Good Bet
News 7 months ago
As the Real Estate Cycle Winds Down, Suburban Office Assets Might Be a Good Bet

As this real estate cycle matures, suburban office markets are showing greater promise. They offer more favorable pricing than many urban markets,...

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Will JBG Smith End Up as the Winner in the Amazon HQ2 Race?
News 7 months ago
Will JBG Smith End Up as the Winner in the Amazon HQ2 Race?

As commercial real estate professionals, economic development officials and others eagerly await Amazon’s decision about which place will snag the...

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Apartment Construction Begins to Slow Down
News 7 months ago
Apartment Construction Begins to Slow Down

Apartment building developers may finally take a breather in their rush to build new units. “Starts will begin to slow down soon, translating into...

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Expansion in DNA Research Is Driving Strong Demand for Life Science Space in the United States
News 8 months ago
Expansion in DNA Research Is Driving Strong Demand for Life Science Space in the United States

National Real Estate Investor is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC This site is operated by a business or businesses owned...

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Mattress Firm Bankruptcy Is a Corporate Nightmare: Chris Bryant
News 8 months ago
Mattress Firm Bankruptcy Is a Corporate Nightmare: Chris Bryant

Steinhoff International Holdings’ decision to pay a 115 percent premium for the retailer in 2016 was “one of the world’s worst acquisitions.” ...

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Blackstone Unit Sells San Francisco Ferry Building's Leasehold
News 8 months ago
Blackstone Unit Sells San Francisco Ferry Building's Leasehold

The leasehold stake in the historic Ferry Building sold to a joint venture of Hudson Pacific Properties and Allianz Real Estate. (Bloomberg)—Hudson...

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Middle-Market SFR Investors Say They Could Have Benefitted from FHFA’s Discontinued Lending Pilot Program
News 8 months ago
Middle-Market SFR Investors Say They Could Have Benefitted from FHFA’s Discontinued Lending Pilot Program

It’s harder for mid-size SFR investors to secure competitive financing terms. As the single-family rental (SFR) industry matures, some mid-tier...

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Self-Storage REITs Anticipate Lower Rent Growth, but the Sector Continues to be a Good Bet
News 8 months ago
Self-Storage REITs Anticipate Lower Rent Growth, but the Sector Continues to be a Good Bet

Rental growth in the self-storage sector will hit a new normal, according to Eric Frankel, an analyst with Green Street Advisors. But the new...

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