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    Independent Living Properties Lead the Seniors Housing Sector
    Independent living facilities are now leading the growth in the seniors housing sector, thanks to a combination of strong demand and limited supply.

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    Top 5 Predictions for Fulfillment Centers in 2015
    For the fulfillment center sub-sector in 2015, Matthew E. Galligan, president of CIT Real Estate Finance, a New York City-based financial holding company, predicts a year with many variables.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 26, 2015)
    A developer from Beijing plans to build two San Francisco skyscrapers totaling 2 million sq. ft., reports Forbes. Freddie Mac has put $410 million in delinquent home loans on the market, according to Bloomberg. Outlet center developers are targeting Detroit, notes Detroit Free Press. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    The Aged and the Restless

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 23, 2015)
    Family Dollar accepted Dollar Tree?s buyout bid over Dollar General, reports Bloomberg. Turns out Generation Y prefers suburban homes over downtown condominiums, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mitsui Fudosan America partnered with Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group on the 55 Hudson Yards development in New York City, notes Commercial Property Executive. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    10 of the Biggest Food Retailers Countdown

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    Speculative Development Returns to Industrial Sector
    For the national industrial market, 2014 brought with it the welcome return of speculative development. Going forward, experts say continued demand, and the lowest vacancy rate since the turn of the century, at 7.2 percent, will keep construction cranes busy.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 22, 2015)
    TruAmerica agreed to pay $482 million for a 2,669-unit California apartment portfolio, according to Bloomberg. Fortune listed the 10 shopping strips with the highest rents in the world. REIT ETFs continue to climb up, claims an article in ETF Trends. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Investors Want Grocery-Anchored Centers, Urban Retail
    Although grocery-anchored centers will continue to attract investor interest in 2015, the appetite for urban retail is growing. Additionally, experts expect investors to continue to broaden their horizons beyond primary markets to secondary markets.

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    A Structural Shift in the Retail Market?
    Improvements in the retail sector in the fourth quarter were once again tepid. The national vacancy rate for neighborhood and community centers declined by just 10 basis points, to 10.2 percent, a slight improvement from the third quarter when vacancy remained unchanged.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 21, 2015)
    Foreign investors are beginning to focus on real estate development, according to The Wall Street Journal. S&P is facing a year-long suspension from rating mortgage-backed securities, reports Bloomberg. The New York Times looks at the Family Dollar takeover battle. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Top 8 Predictions for Green CRE in 2015

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    Should Core Investors Chase Yield Into Slower Growth Markets?
    Is chasing extra yield into smaller, often slower growing and less liquid markets, the right route?

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    Are Real Estate Crowdfunding Firms Delivering the Goods?
    Crowdfunding firms focusing on the real estate sector appear to be gaining momentum in their online fundraising. The question investors have is whether or not they are also delivering results on targeted returns.

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    Lots of Renters Balance Lots of New Apartments
    Strong demand for apartments helped keep the percentage of vacant apartments low, even though developers finished many new apartments in 2014, according to Reis Inc.

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    Top 5 Predictions for Medical Office Real Estate in 2015
    The ?retailization? of healthcare will continue to increase this year, according to executives at Revista, an Annapolis, Md.-based research firm that focuses on the medical real estate industry.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 20, 2015)
    Blackstone will buy 36 multifamily properties for $1.7 billion, reports Bloomberg. Commercial Observer expects clear skies ahead for real estate investors. Brookfield?s 5.4-million-sq.-ft. office tower on the Far West Side of Manhattan will cost $2.1 billion to build, reveals The Real Deal. These are among today?s must reads from the commercial real estate industry.
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    6 Most Troubled Retail Chains

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 16, 2015)
    New York City developers are building a record number of hotel rooms, reports the New York Post. Ivanhoe Cambridge and Callahan Capital are buying 1095 Avenue of the Americas for $2.2 billion, according to Bloomberg. The Street predicts that the U.S. housing market is on the way to recovery. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Improving Job Market Leads to Office Sector Success
    With businesses finally embracing expansion in 2014, the office sector posted its best performance in years, according to fourth quarter statistics. And the outlook for 2015 remains bright.

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    Is This the Right Time for Forest City to Become a REIT?
    REITs have had a strong run in the past few years, as commercial real estate became increasingly more attractive to high net worth investors and institutional investors alike, but may Forest City be a bit late to the party?
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    Why C. Wonder Flamed Out
    It wasn't just the pace of the expansion that tripped up C. Wonder. It also opened locations it couldn't afford.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 15, 2015)
    Blackstone?s Invitation Home is getting ready to market $513 million in rental-home securities, reports Bloomberg. The House of Representatives passed legislation easing some Dodd-Frank guidelines, according to The New York Times. Lending on retail properties skyrocketed in the first three quarters of 2014, notes Commercial Observer. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 14, 2015)
    President Obama signed TRIA renewal legislation, reports CBS News. CNBC warns that REIT stocks may have limited room for growth in 2015. At the same time, Forest City?s board of directors approved a plan to pursue REIT status, according to Crain?s Cleveland Business. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Top 5 Predictions for the Self-Storage Sector in 2015
    Aaron Swerdlin, executive managing director with NGKF capital markets, based in Houston, sees a strong year ahead for the self-storage sector.

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    Mezzanine Financing on the Upswing as Industry Sees More Construction
    Borrowers have a growing appetite for mezzanine loans that is fueled by redevelopment and refinancing activity, as well as the return of new construction.

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    U.S. Mayors Fight Homelessness
    Homeless families with children were turned away from emergency shelters because no beds were available in 73 percent of the cities surveyed for the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 2014 Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness Policies and Programs Addressing Homelessness.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 13, 2015)
    BlackRock has launched an exchange-traded fund for U.S. real estate, reports The Wall Street Journal. Standard & Poor?s is close to reaching a settlement with the U.S. government over the case involving its rating of mortgage-backed securities prior to the subprime crisis, according to Bloomberg. Additional store closings could result in more CMBS delinquencies, warns CoStar. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Top 5 Predictions for the Multifamily Sector in 2015
    In the year ahead, demand for multifamily properties in urban areas and in the affordable housing sector will continue increasing, while appetite for luxury condos may slow down, predicts Byron Carlock, Jr., U.S real estate practice leader with consulting firm PwC.

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    Prices for Office Assets in CBDs Are on a Tear
    Stronger job growth over the past year is beginning to have an impact on office building valuations, as Moody?s/RCA Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI) registered an 8.6 percent increase in prices for office assets in Central Building Districts (CBD) over the past three months.

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