National Real Estate Investor


    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 28, 2015)
    Magellan Group has begun construction on a $55 million large-scale industrial park in El Monte, Calif., reports the Los Angeles Times. Fortune considers whether Michael Kors is falling out of fashion. Chicago-based Capri Investment Group is seeking investors for a $200 million fund to invest in multifamily real estate in downtown Detroit, reveals Crain's Detroit Business. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Top 10 Retail Owners
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    When the Private Sector Meets Public Policy
    Over the past 15 years, I have traveled to Washington, D.C., as part of IREM?s public policy initiative to advocate on issues affecting real estate. This year was no different, and I arrived in Washington for our annual Leadership & Legislative Summit.

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    New Whole Foods Concept Joins Crowded Grocery Sector
    Competition in the cutthroat grocery business is heating up even more. Whole Foods Market Inc. announced a new value-oriented concept targeted toward Millennial shoppers, touting it as ?unlike anything that currently exists in the marketplace.?

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 27, 2015)
    Crown Acquisitions and Oxford Properties Group paid $1.07 billion for the office and retail base of 641 Fifth Avenue, reports the New York Post. Asian cross-border investment in commercial real estate reached the highest figure on record in the first quarter, according to the World Property Journal. The Wall Street Journal looks at how a new court ruling may affect commercial development in California. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Sovereign Wealth Funds Up the Ante on CRE Investment in the U.S.
    Sovereign wealth funds are expected to play a bigger role in the U.S. commercial real estate market in the coming months. Sovereign wealth funds are raising the stakes for global real estate allocations and North America remains a top focus for many groups.

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    The Seniors Housing and Care Market Finds a Sweet Spot
    Until recently, the distinction between care types?assisted living, independent living and skilled nursing--was clearly defined, but as a result of the recession and the ongoing changes in health care provision, the traditional definition of care types has started to blur.

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    Multifamily Developers Favor Downtown, But Suburbia Holds Its Own
    In the midst of the Great Recession, vacancy in the multifamily sector hit a cyclical high of 8.0 percent. Vacancy now stands at 4.2 percent as of the end of the first quarter. What these figures don?t reveal is whether a disparity exists between the urban and suburban markets.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 26, 2015)
    The controversial plan for One Vanderbilt, near New York City's Grand Central Terminal, is expected to be approved tomorrow, reports the New York Post. The New Yorker surmises that the increasing number of shuttered storefronts in the West Village is due to high-rent blight. The Motley Fool names Wal-Mart as the most hated retail company in America. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Strategies for an Early Prepay
    There?s been quite a bit of discussion about the impending landslide of CMBS loans? maturing in the next few years. However, this is not just a CMBS issue; it?s also true for multifamily loans from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

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    Multifamily Construction Costs Fall, Labor Costs Rise
    Construction is booming for the multifamily business, but so far, the cost of construction is not rising out of control. Prices are falling for diesel fuel, lumber and wall board. However, labor is more difficult to find, especially workers that handle lumber and sheet rock.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 22, 2105)
    CNN Money asks whether the perfect moment to invest in real estate has passed. Ontario Teachers? Pension Plan CEO Ronald Mock talks to Bloomberg about the plan?s investment strategy. Dollar Tree is about to sell 330 Family Dollar stores, reports Supermarket News. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Demand Is Rising for CRE Loans
    With the commercial real estate industry being increasingly described as buoyant, how much competition is there for loans? To find out, we turned to Walker & Dunlop, a national firm specializing in providing customized financing solutions to owners and operators of U.S. commercial real estate properties.

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    When Technology and Tradition Unite: A CRE Love Story
    Some key observations about CRE in general, and how the industry is swiftly coming around to tech disruptors.

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    Intermodal Industrial Facilities Capture Investor Attention
    Investors are now collecting premium rents for intermodal properties located near large container-stacking facilities.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 21, 2015)
    Commercial Observer considers the possibility of a future "Silicon Bowery" in Lower Manhattan. Fortune compares the turnarounds of Walmart and Target, and finds Target in the lead. In Chicago, the health care arm of MB Real Estate paid $160 million for 10 medical office buildings, reports Crain's Chicago Business. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Can Macy's Win in the Off-Price Market?
    Macy?s Inc. has dipped its toe in the off-price business with four pilot stores in metro New York City. The stores, which will operate under the Macy?s Backstage banner, will average about 30,000 sq. ft. They will open this fall.

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    Turnaround Artistry: North American Properties? New Atlantic Station
    NREI talked with North American Properties' Managing Partner Mark Toro about the transformation of mixed-use property Atlantic Station in midtown Atlanta.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 20, 2015)
    Goldman Sachs is selling nearly 150 U.S. hotels for $1.73 billion, Bloomberg reports. Two CRE dynasties, the LeFraks of New York and the Soffers of Florida, are teaming up for a 183-acre development in Miami, reveals the Wall Street Journal. Seeking Alpha explores the benefits of investing in mREITs. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Retailers In Expansion Mode, Ground-Up Development Still Challenging
    This year?s RECon show in Las Vegas has been marked by an across-the-board optimism about tenant activity, with both owners and brokers reporting a spike in meetings about new store openings and expansions.

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    B-Piece CMBS Buyers Have Plenty of Options in the Current Market
    The wave of CMBS maturities is setting up a smorgasbord for B-piece buyers.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 19, 2015)
    Brooklyn Heights' Montague Street may become the retail equivalent of Soho?s Spring Street, Crain?s New York Business suggests. Ascena Retail agreed to buy Ann Inc., owner of Ann Taylor and Loft, for $2.15 billion, reports Chain Store Age. In one of New York City?s all-time biggest real estate transactions, SL Green agreed to buy 11 Madison Avenue for $2.29 billion, Bloomberg reveals. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    Multifamily Investors Bid in Secondary, Tertiary Markets
    Investors are finally buying apartment properties in big numbers in smaller cities and towns. ?There?s been a dramatic increase in the number of offers for properties in secondary and tertiary markets,? says John Sebree, director of Marcus & Millichap's National Multi Housing Group. ?It?s been moving in this direction for some time?now it?s moving at a faster pace.?

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    RECon Attendees Describe a Stalled Acquisition Environment as Available Assets Become Harder to Find
    A fair number of attendees at the 2015 RECon show is talking about how the influx of investment capital into the U.S. real estate market and uncertainty surrounding the next interest rate hike have combined to make owners hold on to their assets far too tightly.

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    Lodging and Storage Assets Could Be Vulnerable to Meth Contamination
    As self-storage facilities, motels and extended stay hotels continue to attract the attention of investors, the growing use of these types of assets as temporary laboratories for methamphetamine production is creating a new wave of litigation that investors must be prepared to address.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 18, 2015)
    Malls still matter, according to a JLL survey published in Chain Store Age. Forbes lists five reasons why the commercial real estate market should remain buoyant. McDonalds is marketing 2 billion in euro bonds, reports Bloomberg. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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    Institutional Investors Buy Fewer Single-Family Homes
    Big institutions bought about half as many single-family houses in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the year before, according to the latest numbers from data firm RealtyTrac Inc., even though the investors overall are more active than ever in buying single-family houses.

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    With Loan Maturities Peaking, Will This Impact Financing?
    As we come to the end of the first quarter, many are wondering if the tremendous volume of loans maturing in 2015 will have an impact on financing for commercial owners and investors.

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    10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 15, 2015)
    Kushner Cos. has agreed to buy the retail condominium at the former New York Times building, reports Commercial Property Executive. Nordstrom and Amazon have strikingly similar strategies, reveals Fortune. Apple undertakes a green initiative, setting an example for other large companies, notes the Los Angeles Times. These are among today?s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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    New Law to Allow Tenants to Showcase Their Energy Efficiency Efforts
    Office tenants who became believers in energy conservation in the heyday of the building sustainability movement about two decades ago only to watch building owners take all the credit have cheered a recent new law that will support, track and promote their efforts at being green.

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