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Kohl?s Joins the Small-Format Trend
Kohl's follows other department stores with small-format, outlet stores.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 25, 2015)
Blackstone is shopping around its Los Angeles office towers, reports Bloomberg. Developers in South Florida are beginning to buy land in bulk, notes the Wall Street Journal. Seeking Alpha looks at farmland as an attractive investment option. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 24, 2015)
Goldman Sachs predicts four interest rate increases in 2016, reports MarketWatch. The U.S. government might end up having to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac once again, warns The Economist. Target will pay $132 million to RioCan to get out of its lease obligations in Canada, according to CBC. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
More REITs Likely To Go Private, Banker Says
Scott Schaevitz, co-head of Americas real estate investment banking at Barclays, said the window for more REITs to go private remains open.
Making Money from New Offices ? in Brooklyn?
Can Brooklyn's nascent office boom attract big-name commercial lenders to the borough?
Mezz Lenders Battle ?Fierce? Competition
Heightened demand for mezzanine lending is leading to intense competition among debt providers.
Outlook for Responsible Property Investment
Members of ULI?s Responsible Property Investment Council discuss how investors can integrate profitability, sustainability, and social benefits into real estate investment decision making.
SEC Charges Atlanta Businessman With Fraud in Nursing Home Scheme
Christopher Brogdon misused $190 million in investor funds raised for the development and renovation of seniors housing facilities.
Practice Drills, Cooperation With Law Enforcement Key to Protecting Commercial Assets Against Terror Threats
How prepared are malls and hotels in the U.S. for a potential terrorist attack?
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 23, 2015)
Analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch look at how the Fed will handle the inevitable interest rate hike in a story in the Wall Street Journal. Bloomberg reports that former New York Deputy Mayor and Chairman of Global Operations at Brookfield Asset Management John Zuccotti passed away at 78. MarketWatch looks at what the death of the traditional mall means for real estate investors. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Six Things to Know About Job Growth and the Multifamily Sector
Steady job growth will continue to fuel the top apartment markets through 2017, according to the latest forecasts.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 20, 2015)
The expectation of an interest rate hike is reducing investors? appetite for risk, reports Bloomberg. A majority stake in real estate investment management firm Clarion Partners is up for grabs, according to Reuters. Real estate crowdfunding firm Fundrise is launching an e-REIT, reveals ThinkAdvisor. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
5 U.S. Streets Where Retail Rents Have Shown the Greatest Growth
If you are looking for upside, you may want to look at shopping streets in U.S. cities, where high household incomes, strong local economies and an influx of tourism have driven double-digit rental growth over the past year. To find out where those street are click through our gallery.
Foreign Investors View U.S. Industrial Portfolios as Solid Buy
Industrial properties, typically a sector ignored by foreign investors due to comparatively low lease rates and locations far away from urban centers, have now become a desired asset class for such buyers.
LaSalle CEO Sees Hotel Deals Slowing in 2016
Michael Barnello, president and CEO of LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview at REITWorld 2015: NAREIT?s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at the Wynn Las Vegas.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 19, 2015)
Bloomberg warns that the CMBS market may be starting to get ?frothy.? An article in Forbes looks at four trends that are reshaping the commercial real estate industry. John Hancock has launched a global real estate fund, reports PropertyFundsWorld. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Foodie Culture Influences Restaurant Tenant Mix at Retail Centers
Many countries are known for their sophisticated palates?France, Italy, Spain?but the United States has never been one of them? until now.
Back to School: How Per-Bed and Per-Unit Student Housing Properties Differ
Fundamentals in the student housing sector advanced at a healthy pace during the 2014-2015 school year, mirroring the performance of the greater multifamily sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 18, 2015)
CalPERS? sale of its real estate funds shows there is finally a secondary market for such types of investments, according to the Wall Street Journal. Fifth Avenue holds on to the title of the most expensive retail street in the world, notes Crain?s New York Business. The Sheldon Silver trial shows how expensive it can be for real estate developers to buy politicians? favor, reports Bloomberg. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Pension Funds Brace for Lower Returns
Looking ahead to 2016, pension funds are dialing back on expectations and tweaking investment strategies to account for slower growth ahead.
How Transwestern Supports Women Climbing the Ranks of the CRE Industry
The Houston, Texas-based, privately-held firm was recently ranked as number 70 on Fortune?s list of 100 Best Workplaces for Women.
10 Most Expensive US Streets for Office Space
Professional services firm JLL has ranked the top 10 priciest streets in America for office space. Check it out.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 17, 2015)
TIAA-CREF gets accused of working with unethical land speculators to buy farmland on the edge of the Amazon rainforest, reports the New York Times. Barry Sternlicht says President Obama?s policies are partly to blame for the terrorist attacks in Paris, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg and Fortune look in-depth at the Marriott/Starwood deal. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Square Feet: In Las Vegas, a Lucky Streak for Developers
Investors are once again placing chips on the Strip, a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South.
Scarce Labor Drives Construction Costs for Multifamily Developers
The good news for the multifamily industry is that the cost of construction materials is very low. The bad news is that skilled construction workers are increasingly expensive and hard to find.
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16 Real Estate Acquisitions Blackstone Made in 2015
When we look at real estate acquisitions involving properties in the U.S. the firm spent (very roughly) $57 billion so far this year. Below we outline Blackstone?s activity since January 2015.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 16, 2015)
The Blackstone Group is now the largest real estate owner in the world, notes Business Insider. Texas expects a boom in residential communities, reports Bloomberg. Urban Outfitters has bought a restaurant chain, according to Chain Store Age. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Breaking News: Marriott to Buy Starwood for $12 Billion, Creating World's Largest Hotel Chain
Marriott International Inc. has agreed to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. for $12.2 billion in cash and stock in a transaction that would create the world's largest hotel chain.
Banks Double-Down on Home Foreclosures, Creating Opportunities for Investors
Just when it seemed like there weren?t any more foreclosed homes to buy, banks are finally taking action to clear their backlogs of bad home loans.