National Real Estate Investor


    Fannie Mae Survey Says: Multifamily, Go Green
    When it comes to multifamily properties, it pays to go green, according to the latest research from Fannie Mae. The government-sponsored enterprise?s new report found a huge difference between the spending on utilities at the most efficient apartment buildings compared to the least efficient.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 12, 2014)
    Changing interest rates will have a limited impact on real estate valuations in the future, predicts Property Management Insider. Bloomberg Businessweek looks into what made Blackstone?s purchase of Hilton Hotels the best leveraged buyout in history. Nicholas Schorsch launches a crowdfunding site, reports FinancialPlanning.com. These are among the 10 must reads for the commercial real estate industry today.
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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 11, 2014)
    The three members of a real estate partnership that sells its private placements through independent broker-dealers are in the midst of a bitter legal dispute. Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of Dave and Buster's, Inc., has filed for an IPO. RadioShack Corp., the struggling electronics retailer, said it?s working with creditors and other parties to get more capital and avoid bankruptcy. These are among today?s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
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    Cloudy Outlook for Retail Loan Delinquencies
    Retail CMBS loan delinquencies have fallen to their lowest level since 2009, but experts worry that store closings, along with e-commerce, could negatively impact loan performance in the future, especially when borrowers try to refinance.

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    Top 10 Retail Markets

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    Industrial Sales Volume Hits $23B at Mid-Year
    Investor spending on U.S. industrial properties rose more than 50 percent since mid-year 2012, with buying competition so frenzied many of the new purchases this year have been in secondary markets.

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    E-retailing Boosts Industrial Demand
    While many industry experts believe online shopping is a negative for retail real estate owners, they often overlook another important consequence of e-retailing?increased demand for warehouse and distribution space.
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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 10, 2014)
    Real estate legend Arthur G. Cohen, who died in August at the age of 84, could become the new owner of the Dream Hotel in Chelsea. Vornado chief executive Steven Roth said the site of the now-closed Rizzoli Bookstore at 31 West 57th Street, just south of Central Park, is going to be ?a seven-star hotel.? Dollar General Corp. has taken its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar directly to shareholders in a hostile bid. These are among the 10 must reads today from around the commercial real estate sector.
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    Does a Property?s Sale Price Really Equal the Taxable Market Value?
    The question arises all too often: Is the recent sale price of a property the best evidence of the property?s taxable value?

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    Eight Seniors Housing Insights

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    Exclusive Report Shows Robust Investor Demand for Seniors Housing
    Growing demand, occupancies stoke investor demand for seniors housing properties.
    The stars appear to be lining up in favor of a bull run in the seniors housing sector. Exclusive results from a study conducted jointly by NREI and the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) shows that respondents are optimistic on their outlook for the sector.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 9, 2014)
    IndCor Properties Inc., the warehouse landlord owned by Blackstone Group LP (BX), filed for a U.S. initial public offering. Life Time Fitness, Inc. is on the verge of unlocking significant shareholder value and could rise more than 30 percent by undertaking a REIT spinoff says activist hedge fund manager Richard McGuire of Marcato Capital Management. Marriott International Inc. said Monday that it could add 1,300 new hotels and 200,000 new rooms by 2017. These are among today?s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
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    Are These 12 Enormous, Sci-Fi-Style Green Buildings In Our Future?

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 8, 2014)
    The head of consumer-product marketing at Google Inc. and a former general counsel for a travel website are seeking to transform the mortgage-finance industry. Twitter announced on Monday that it would begin publicly testing a ?buy? button that can be embedded in posts to allow users to buy a product with a couple of clicks. The firm in charge of leasing up America's tallest building is taking some space there for itself. Starbucks is experimenting with some new retail formats, including smaller locations, as the coffee giant tinkers with how it can best expand its retail business. These are among today?s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
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    The World's 14 Tallest Green Buildings

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    Shipping Containers Are 'Green' Moneymakers for Commercial Development
    Shipping containers are sustainable as well as moneymakers for commercial building developers.

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    ?LEED vs. Energy Star??
    ?LEED vs. Energy Star?? These days, it?s not unusual to find this question used as the title of a presentation at green building conferences or in blogs and Webinars sponsored by the latest generation of green building experts. But it is an unfortunate indicator of the quality of the discourse on sustainability that this question has ever been asked at all, not to mention that it persists.

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    CRE Investors Focus on New Markets, Asset Classes
    Real estate executives are following higher yields to tertiary markets and class-B and class-C properties.

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    Have You Bridged the Generation Gap? (Part 1)
    Do you remember the Generation Gap of the 1960s? I believe that, devoid of bell-bottoms and flower power, it is back, and the two factions in this latter-day generational rift are the millennials and the baby boomers.

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    Net Lease Investors Start to Show More Love to Dollar Tree
    A recent report on the net lease dollar store sector reveals that real estate investors continue to favor Dollar General over Dollar Tree, though the trend may be changing slowly.

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    Staples/Office Depot Merger Would Be a Short-Term Fix
    A merger would not solve Staples? main challenge, according to retail consultants and analysts?falling same-store sales. To fix that, Staples would have to continue shrinking its real estate holdings and concentrate on the most profitable part of its operations?online sales.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 4, 2014)
    The British construction and services company Balfour Beatty has agreed to sell its Parsons Brinckerhoff consulting business to WSP Global for $1.35 billion. Ukraine's ongoing war with pro-Russian separatists and their Moscow benefactors is pushing money out of the region ? and into the United States. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is putting 15,000 nonperforming residential loans with an unpaid principal balance of $2.3 billion out to bid. These are among today?s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Warehouse Rents Stay Low Despite High Demand for Space
    Rents in the significantly improved warehouse/distribution sector have somehow not gone up along with rising demand for space.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 3, 2014)
    Two of New York City?s real estate titans ? Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner and construction giant Skanksa ? traded lawsuits Tuesday. Fans of Dunkin? Donuts rejoiced Tuesday morning after the pastry chain opened its first Los Angeles-area store in Santa Monica. Investors are putting money into real estate companies outside the U.S. at a record pace as interest rates recede. These are among the 10 must reads from the commercial real estate sector today.
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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 2, 2014)
    Select Income REIT agreed to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust Inc. in a transaction valued at about $3 billion. Paramount Group Inc., a U.S. office landlord, filed for an initial public offering that is poised to be the largest ever for a real estate investment trust. Blackstone Group LP is preparing to sell New York's 1095 Sixth Ave., a 42-story office tower that may fetch one of the highest prices ever for a U.S. skyscraper. These are among the 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
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    Conduit Lenders Threaten Life Companies' Love for CRE
    Life insurance companies love commercial real estate?but competition from conduit lenders could cut into their lending volume.

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    What Corporations Can Coopt from Co-Working
    Co-working spaces appeal to younger workers by conveying a strong brand and providing lots of user choices as well as opportunities for networking and idea generation?and companies competing for the type of talent drawn to co-working can learn a lot about attracting talent from studying what co-working spaces offer.

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    The Property Manager?s Survival Guide for the Next 18 Months
    The slow recovery of Florida?s economy is giving a modest boost to the commercial real estate market, but we have a long way to go before landlords of office and industrial space hold the upper hand in lease negotiations.

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    Outlet Center Development Pushes Forward
    This year, developers plan to open another eight centers totaling 3.2 million sq. ft. And over the next three years, there are 47 outlet center projects planned for a total of 17 million sq. ft.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 28, 2014)
    Office building owner Paramount Group filed papers for a public offering, in what could be the biggest REIT IPO of the year, according to Reuters. U.S. investors have drastically increased their acquisitions of European commercial real estate properties, reports World Property Channel. Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, claims an article in Fortune. These are among today?s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
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