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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 5, 2016)
CNBC explores the possibility of negative interest rates in the U.S., while J.C. Penney mulls the sale/leaseback of its Plano, Texas headquarters building. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
High-Net-Worth Individuals Plan to Invest More in Early 2016
Three-fourths of high-net-worth investors indicated that they intended to increase their investments in the first half of 2016.
How Long Will the Industrial Boom Last?
The industrial sector is hot, but will its current popularity last?
Seven More Takeaways from the MBA CREF 2016 Conference
It's when things are going well that's caution is most needed, one bank executive noted.
U.S. Financial Stress Trending Higher In 2016
Financial stress in the US has been creeping up this year, based on four benchmarks published by Federal Reserve banks.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 4, 2016)
Hersha Hospitality Trust sold a 70 percent stake in seven New York hotels to Cindat Capital Management Ltd. for $571.4 million, reports Bloomberg. General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani backed away from his claim that Amazon was looking to open up to 400 physical stores, notes The New York Times. Forbes looks at the reasons why the government is making it easier for foreign firms to invest in U.S. real estate. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Retailers Pare Store Counts as Landlords Brace for Bumpy Transition
What retail landlords should expect for 2016 store closings.
A Recession-Ready REIT Portfolio
So many people like talking about the next recession, but they fail to address which asset class goes into it.
2015 Best Year for U.S. Office Sales Since 2007
U.S. office net absorption topped 100 million sq. ft. for the first time since the Great Recession.
Succession Planning: Not Just for the Old and Nearly Retired
One of the most common misconceptions regarding succession planning is: ?I?m young and healthy. I?ll think about succession planning when I?m closer to retirement.?
How Forest City Decided to Become a REIT
The decision was a long time in the making.
REITs Outpace Broader Market in January
REITs lost ground in January, but they still outperformed the broader equity markets.
Foreign Investors Plan to Buy More U.S. Apartment Properties
Foreign buyers continue to find multifamily properties highly attractive.
10 Takeaways from the MBA CREF 2016 Convention
MBA CREF convention attendees talk about what's on their minds as we head into 2016.
Love Them Or Hate Them, Mortgage REITs Deliver
The sector has traditionally delivered strong returns that are uncorrelated with traditional asset classes.
NCREIF Property Index Ends 2015 at Highest Return Total Since 2011
Total return and appreciation return were at their highest level in years in 2015.
College Towns are Good Bets for Single-Family Rentals
Turns out college students make desirable tenants for single-family rental housing.
SL Green: Even Manhattan Has its Limits
SL Green Realty CEO Marc Holliday gave an unvarnished assessment of the city's office leasing, investment and financing market in his company's fourth quarter earnings conference call.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 29, 2016)
Shareholder Jonathan Litt is urging FelCor Lodging Trust to explore selling itself or its assets, reports Bloomberg. Seeking Alpha looks at why passive investing is a good strategy for real estate. Circuit City plans to try the retail business again, with its first store planned for June, according to CNBC. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Modern Office Design Must Focus on ?Sense of Purpose? Ideal
What do today's businesses look for when they are searching for office space?
One of CRE Market's Strongest Years In History Ends On A High Note
For almost everyone involved in commercial real estate, 2015 was a very good year.
The 10 Best States to Retire in 2016
Which states are the most attractive to retirees, based on affordability, quality of life and health care options?
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 28, 2016)
Market volatility is hitting Blackstone?s profits, including its Hilton holdings, reports Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal looks at the evolution of Coconut Grove development in Miami. A new report highlights occupancy troubles at nation?s malls, according to CNBC. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
What Is Brookfield?s Play with Rouse?
What's behind Brookfield Asset Management's interest in a class-B mall REIT?
Big CRE Brokers Race to Bulk Up Retail Offerings
With retail real estate inching closer to finally hitting the sweet spot in its cycle, large CRE services companies have been steadily expanding their retail brokerage, property management and advisory capabilities.
Is Starwood Property Trust Bottoming?
While Starwood looks oversold in the short term, its underlying problem of uncertain Fed policy and a fragile economy remains intact.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 27, 2015)
ProLogis continues to see China as a growth market, according to CNBC. Secondary markets were hot investment plays in 2015, according to Pensions & Investments. Barclays is predicting turbulence for office and retail REITs, according to The Real Deal. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Structuring Hard Money Loans: Four Escalating Strategies to Minimize Your Risk
Hard money lenders take risks by working with borrowers who have been rejected by the banks. Here's how they can protect themselves.
Private Equity Real Estate Funds: Top Trends to Watch in 2016
NREI talked with Mark Grinis, global real estate fund services leader at Ernst & Young, to get more insight into the top 10 issues facing the private equity real estate sector in 2016.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 26, 2016)
BlackRock revealed that its investors are turning to real estate and private credit and away from stocks, according to Bloomberg. MarketWatch looks at the global real estate universe. McDonald?s plans to close 500 restaurants this year, many of them in the U.S., reports The Street. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.