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WeWork Lost $1.25B In The Third Quarter As Its IPO Went Belly-Up
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WeWork Lost $1.25B In The Third Quarter As Its IPO Went Belly-Up

WeWork suffered a loss of $1.25B during the third quarter of 2019, the company told its creditors on Wednesday, representing a near doubling of...

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Opportunity Zone Sponsor Blasts Bill That Would Rein In Program, Claiming Partisan Tactics
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Opportunity Zone Sponsor Blasts Bill That Would Rein In Program, Claiming Partisan Tactics

The intractable partisanship of the modern United States Congress has spread to opportunity zones in earnest. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC...

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NRF and Dept. of Commerce report October retail sales gains
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NRF and Dept. of Commerce report October retail sales gains

Commerce reported that October retail sales, at $526.5 billion, were up 0.3% compared to September and up 3.1% annually. NRF reported that October...

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30 Years In, An Independent Brokerage Network Continues To Deliver Results
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30 Years In, An Independent Brokerage Network Continues To Deliver Results

During the 1980s, the demands of commercial real estate clients started to change. Clients began to look for brokers who were not only experts in...

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Public Housing’s Green New Deal
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Public Housing’s Green New Deal

Senator Sanders and Representative Ocasio-Cortez, have done it again. Their visionary Green New Deal for Public Housing Act bids fair (a) to bring...

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Walker & Dunlop Structures Financing for 1,300-Bed Student Housing Property at The University of Alabama
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Walker & Dunlop Structures Financing for 1,300-Bed Student Housing Property at The University of Alabama

Walker & Dunlop Managing Director Will Baker, Vice President William Shell, and Assistant Vice President Doug McDaniel provided the debt, working...

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CBF Morning Run: What you need to know today and a secret path to the office
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CBF Morning Run: What you need to know today and a secret path to the office

Happy Thursday morning, Columbus. The distance between the Business First office and the garage my coworkers and I park in on workdays is roughly 0...

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Global Cities Price Growth Slows Further in Q3
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Global Cities Price Growth Slows Further in Q3

The pace of global commercial property price growth slowed further in the third quarter of 2019, reined in by weaker growth among metros in Europe...

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The power of proptech to change the face of real estate - Technology is set to become a seamless part of the structure and processes of the real estate industry. An interview with JLL on bridging the gap between the real estate industry and tech start-ups
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The power of proptech to change the face of real estate - Technology is set to become a seamless part of the structure and processes of the real estate industry. An interview with JLL on bridging the gap between the real estate industry and tech start-ups
Source MPIM - World

As Mihir Shah, Co-CEO of newly founded JLL Technologies, said at the time of the launch of JLL’s new division this September: “We are leveraging...

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U.S. Long-Term Mortgage Rates Rise – 30-Year at 3.75%
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U.S. Long-Term Mortgage Rates Rise – 30-Year at 3.75%

Rates rose this week amid optimism over prospects for economy, though they're still at historically low levels - an incentive for prospective...

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2019 Will See More Store Closures Than the Previous Record Year
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2019 Will See More Store Closures Than the Previous Record Year

The narrative about the retail market has changed. This year, more investors and industry experts are talking about the revival of retail, the...

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Comparing U.S. Office Growth in CBDs, Urban and Suburban Markets
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Comparing U.S. Office Growth in CBDs, Urban and Suburban Markets
Source Connect Media

By Dennis Kaiser The U.S. office footprint has expanded over the past decade, revealing a host of intriguing trends. A recent study by Yardi Matrix...

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Puget Sound Business Journal
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Puget Sound Business Journal

What is the economic outlook for business in 2020? Come find out with the Puget Sound Business Journal. Puget Sound Business Journal

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Walmart Q3 earnings top Street amid strong U.S., online sales; raises outlook
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Walmart Q3 earnings top Street amid strong U.S., online sales; raises outlook

Walmart Inc.'s remarkable run of quarterly revenue gains continued in its third-quarter fueled by strong growth online and in the U. S. The retail...

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You Can Outsource Cold Calling
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You Can Outsource Cold Calling

"You need to cold call." We regularly repeat this to advisors we meet because they often rely heavily on cold calls. Although referrals are great...

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RetireOne Acquires Edelman Financial's Broker-Dealer Unit
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RetireOne Acquires Edelman Financial's Broker-Dealer Unit

RetireOne - a distributor of fee-based annuities and life insurance policies - has acquired a broker-dealer business from an arm of Ric Edelman's...

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GuideWell Aims to Grow Seniortech Startups
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GuideWell Aims to Grow Seniortech Startups

The corporate parent of Florida Blue - the Blue Cross and Blue Shield carrier for Florida - wants to help 10 aging support technology seedlings...

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NAIC Seeks Actuarial Services for LTCI Rate Project
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NAIC Seeks Actuarial Services for LTCI Rate Project

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is moving ahead with an effort to develop a consistent national approach to long-term...

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FOMO Turns Fund Managers Bullish in November: Merrill
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FOMO Turns Fund Managers Bullish in November: Merrill

Global fund managers added risk in November, no longer explicitly gearing their portfolios to assets that outperform in a low-growth and low...

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The Limits of Fed Policy, Per Its Chairman
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The Limits of Fed Policy, Per Its Chairman

Although the Federal Reserve expects the U. S. economy will continue to expand along with a strong labor market and moderate inflation, the economy...

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Equity Plan Participants Need Your Advice: Schwab
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Equity Plan Participants Need Your Advice: Schwab

Although the average vested value of U. S. workers' equity compensation is almost $100,000, less than half of those employees have ever exercised...

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Top 10 Best States to Start a Business
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Top 10 Best States to Start a Business

Many factors can influence an entrepreneur's chances of success in starting a company. As in so many realms, it often comes down to location....

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Prudential Shares Indexed Annuity Risk With Reinsurer
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Prudential Shares Indexed Annuity Risk With Reinsurer

A unit of Prudential Financial Inc. is turning to a reinsurer in Bermuda to help it power its indexed annuity business. Prudential Annuities Life...

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Fisher Bros. cooking up treats for tenants
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Fisher Bros. cooking up treats for tenants

The landlord is in the midst of upgrading tenant services, including food and beverage offerings. Fisher Brothers has reached an agreement with the...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 13, 2019)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 13, 2019)
Source NREI - Wire

Mall of America wants control of empty three-store Sears space, reports Fox Business. The Washingtonian compares different co-working spaces. These...

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This Week In Amazon: HQ2 first birthday edition
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This Week In Amazon: HQ2 first birthday edition

One year down and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has some 200 employees at it the leased spaces that everyone has called "HQ2." Just 37,650 more...

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Real Estate Weekly
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Real Estate Weekly

Jericho, NY-based J.S. Held, a global consulting firm, has acquired Benchmark Consulting Services, LLC. Benchmark provides expertise on...

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Sprint Opens Telecom Infra Project Community Lab for OpenRAN 5G NR
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Sprint Opens Telecom Infra Project Community Lab for OpenRAN 5G NR

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at TIP Summit 2019, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced the opening of a Telecom Infra Project (TIP...

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Mortgage applications increased even as interest rates moved up
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Mortgage applications increased even as interest rates moved up

Mortgage applications increased from one week earlier, although conforming loan interest rates moved back over 4%, according to the Mortgage...

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Value-Add Investors Reconsider Core Assets
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Value-Add Investors Reconsider Core Assets

As 2019 enters its homestretch, the U. S. apartment remains in very good shape. According to a recent report from Yardi Matrix, "the average...

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National News

Investors Hit the Pause Button on CRE Debt Strategies
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Investors Hit the Pause Button on CRE Debt Strategies

Private equity real estate funds have stepped up to be a major source of financing for the commercial real estate industry-and a bigger allocation...

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Press Release 3 hours ago
The new Athens- And why one should secure the location now.

Greece’s economy has been growing since the third quarter of 2018. The country is in catch-up mode — a sprint. The real estate market in Athens is...

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JLL Income Property Trust Declares 32nd Consecutive Quarterly Dividend
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JLL Income Property Trust Declares 32nd Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- JLL Income Property Trust, an institutionally managed daily NAV REIT (NASDAQ: ZIPTAX; ZIPTMX; ZIPIAX; ZIPIMX...

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New Rules Coming for EB-5 Program This Week
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New Rules Coming for EB-5 Program This Week

MIAMI-Created in 1990, the EB-5 program allows international investors to fund job-creating projects in exchange for green cards and subsequently,...

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Kohl's shares tank on earnings miss, retailer cuts fiscal 2019 earnings outlook
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Kohl's shares tank on earnings miss, retailer cuts fiscal 2019 earnings outlook

Kohl's earnings and sales for the latest quarter fell short of analysts' estimates, the company reported on Tuesday. It also cut its profit outlook...

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Despite Back-and-Forth Trade News, Market Continues To Grind Higher
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Despite Back-and-Forth Trade News, Market Continues To Grind Higher

Key Takeaways: The ongoing U. S.-China trade-deal saga seems like one of those daytime soap operas. Missed a few episodes? No worries; you can get...

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Marriott Dominates the U.S. Construction Pipeline Followed by Hilton and IHG
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Marriott Dominates the U.S. Construction Pipeline Followed by Hilton and IHG

PORTSMOUTH, NH - In the Lodging Econometrics (LE) fall report for 2019, the franchise companies dominating the United States hotel construction...

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Residential Starts Decline In Economic Recovery Late Stages
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Residential Starts Decline In Economic Recovery Late Stages

NEW YORK CITY - The housing market has always been a leading indicator of economic activity. And many in the commercial real estate arena suspect...

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It’s Not the Coworking Model That’s the Disruptor
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It’s Not the Coworking Model That’s the Disruptor

NEW YORK CITY-Here are two interesting fun facts to chew over, ripped from the pages of a recent 1,000-worker survey sponsored by Hana, the flex...

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Commercial Real Estate Lending Increases in Q3 2019, Climbs 5% YOY
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Commercial Real Estate Lending Increases in Q3 2019, Climbs 5% YOY

Commercial real estate lending activity remains positive according to the latest research from CBRE. The CBRE Lending Momentum Index, which tracks...

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Walker & Dunlop expands sales platform to Milwaukee
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Walker & Dunlop expands sales platform to Milwaukee
Source RE Journal

Walker & Dunlop has expanded its property sales platform to Milawukee with the addition of a veteran seniors housing profession. Walker & Dunlop...

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Amazon to open second fulfillment center in Mississippi
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Amazon to open second fulfillment center in Mississippi
Source CRE HERALD

Amazon.com plans to open its second Mississippi fulfillment center, located in DeSoto County. The new facility is expected to create 500 new, full...

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September 2019
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September 2019

Multifamily Starts: According to the U. S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, starts of buildings with five or...

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Pricing Continues its Downfall into October
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Pricing Continues its Downfall into October

U. S. commercial real estate prices are flat according to the Ten-X Commercial Real Estate Nowcast, as aggregate pricing held constant in October...

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U.S commercial real estate lending activity remains positive in Q3
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U.S commercial real estate lending activity remains positive in Q3
Source CRE HERALD

Commercial real estate lending activity remained positive in the third quarter after the Federal Reserve took steps to calm financial markets’...

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Wellness Is Critical in Healthcare Investment
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Wellness Is Critical in Healthcare Investment

Wellness is the biggest trend rocking the healthcare investment market today. It has become essential to bending the cost curve down, according to...

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Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Originations Index
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Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Originations Index

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations, commercial and...

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Asset Value Index
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Asset Value Index

With inelastic supply and a strong correlation to economic growth, real estate has always been a cyclical asset class, with periods of expansion...

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Macy’s, J.C. Penney, and Other Retail Stock Bargains to Beware Of
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Macy’s, J.C. Penney, and Other Retail Stock Bargains to Beware Of

Retail investors will get a good overview this week of what's working, and what's not. They should resist the urge to hunt for bargains among the...

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Self-Storage Investors Face Falling Rents due to High Competition
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Self-Storage Investors Face Falling Rents due to High Competition

Rents at self-storage properties are dropping across the U. S. as new properties struggle to lease up units and existing facilities fight to keep...

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Blackstone completes $4.25bn acquisition of Bellagio
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Blackstone completes $4.25bn acquisition of Bellagio
Source CRE HERALD

Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust and MGM Resorts International announced the closing of the previously announced 95%/5% BREIT-led joint venture...

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Why Has Medical Office Captured the CRE Spotlight?
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Why Has Medical Office Captured the CRE Spotlight?

NEW YORK CITY - The medical office has captured the real estate spotlight as the sector continues to see strong investment sales with large...

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Regional leaders hatch new plan to get transit on November 2020 ballot
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Regional leaders hatch new plan to get transit on November 2020 ballot

Southeast Michigan political leaders have hatched a new plan to get mass transit millage on the November 2020 ballot in Oakland, Washtenaw and...

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Investors Get Realistic About Opportunity Zones
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Investors Get Realistic About Opportunity Zones

WASHINGTON, DC-When Opportunity Zones first debuted in 2018, CRE interest was undeniably high. Since then enthusiasm has moderated as investors...

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U.S. mortgage rates seesaw back up
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U.S. mortgage rates seesaw back up

The 30-year fixed mortgage averaged 3.75 percent for the week ending Nov. 14 - climbing from 3.69 percent last week. After falling last week, U. S....

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Look Who’s Trending High in Multifamily Markets
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Look Who’s Trending High in Multifamily Markets

SCOTTSDALE, AZ-The multifamily market is on track to deliver another stellar year as numbers continue to come in from October's performance. Yardi...

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This Invisible Tech Stock Threatens Amazon with 800,000+ Online Stores
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This Invisible Tech Stock Threatens Amazon with 800,000+ Online Stores

Have you heard of Dollar Shave Club? It sells razors and other grooming products for men. In just five years, it has grown into a $1 billion...

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Explaining The Rally In United Rentals Stock
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Explaining The Rally In United Rentals Stock

United Rentals (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, has seen its stock soar by close to 30% over the last month. The rally...

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After Growing 16% In 2 Years, Why Did Lowe’s Number Of Stores Decrease?
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After Growing 16% In 2 Years, Why Did Lowe’s Number Of Stores Decrease?

Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) saw a fall of 6.4% in the number of operating stores in FY 2018. This was primarily as Lowe's has decided to consolidate its...

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16 Questions With Lyric Co-Founder And President Joe Fraiman
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16 Questions With Lyric Co-Founder And President Joe Fraiman

Beyond The Bio: This series profiles men and women in commercial real estate who have profoundly transformed our neighborhoods and reshaped our...

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Local Events

Event 11/20/2019
Indistractible: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Hear from bestselling author Nir Eyal about his newest book, Indistractible: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.   Indistractible:...

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Event 12/10/2019
New York Deal Making

Regional Deal Makings are a one-stop for education, networking and deal making. These two-to-three day regional events provide opportunities to...

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Event 05/17/2020
ICSC RECon 2020

RECon is the world’s largest global gathering of retail real estate professionals. Join leading developers, owners, brokers and retailers to...

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