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Apartment Market Weathers the Storm of New Supply
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Apartment Market Weathers the Storm of New Supply

Demand remains strong, but the number of new apartments opening has been trending higher than the number of apartments absorbed. Apartment...

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California Turns to Homeowners to Fix a Crisis: Virginia Postrel
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California Turns to Homeowners to Fix a Crisis: Virginia Postrel

In 2016, the California Legislature enacted a law requiring cities to allow homeowners to build accessory dwelling units, or ADUs — otherwise known...

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New York Plaza Hotel Buyers Ashkenazy, Alwaleed Sue Owner
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New York Plaza Hotel Buyers Ashkenazy, Alwaleed Sue Owner

The clash between the investors is another twist in a years-long sales process for the 111-year-old building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and...

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Blackstone to Buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in $4.8 Billion Deal
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Blackstone to Buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in $4.8 Billion Deal

Blackstone Group LP agreed to acquire luxury hotel owner LaSalle Hotel Properties in an all-cash transaction that values LaSalle at $33.50 a share,...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 21, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 21, 2018)

The New York Times looks at the reasons for New York City’s housing crisis. Fortune examines Amazon’s plans for Whole Foods. These are among today...

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Study Claims Certifying Connectivity Performance Helps Increase Office Rents
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Study Claims Certifying Connectivity Performance Helps Increase Office Rents

WiredScore Certification offers landlords a way to attract tenants, study claims. Class-B office buildings can compete with newer properties for...

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CBRE’s Head of Americas Research Offers a Contrarian View on Retail REITs
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CBRE’s Head of Americas Research Offers a Contrarian View on Retail REITs

Spencer Levy cautions that industrial and multifamily will confront short-term supply headwinds, and stresses that retail has been unfairly...

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Stay, Shop. Marriott Expands Its Partnership with Simon.
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Stay, Shop. Marriott Expands Its Partnership with Simon.

Shopping malls, according to a Marriott release, “are increasingly becoming ideal hotel destinations, offering consumers amenities steps from their...

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Real Estate Pros Remain Optimistic Heading to This Year’s RECon
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Real Estate Pros Remain Optimistic Heading to This Year’s RECon

Last year the event drew in 37,000 industry insiders, and ICSC expects a similar number of attendees in 2018. Amid decreasing investor interest in...

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Many Lower-Tier Malls Face Extinction, Experts Warn
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Many Lower-Tier Malls Face Extinction, Experts Warn

Lower-quality malls in markets with smaller populations and lower incomes will continue to close—a trend that is underway today, says Suzanne...

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Carlyle to Lend Homebuilder $225 Million for Canada, U.S. Growth
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Carlyle to Lend Homebuilder $225 Million for Canada, U.S. Growth

The financing is designed to support the company’s growth in both Canada and the U.S. (Bloomberg)—Carlyle Group LP is making inroads with its...

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Kroger's E-Commerce Deal Seen as Warning Shot in Grocery Battle
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Kroger's E-Commerce Deal Seen as Warning Shot in Grocery Battle

It gives the supermarket giant a pathway to create its own delivery network. (Bloomberg)—Kroger Co. is showing some fight. The largest U.S. grocery...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 17, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 17, 2018)

A Forbes contributor details how technology is creating opportunities for women. Macy’s may have retail’s winning formula, according to CNBC. These...

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Hot U.S. Housing Bonds Getting Riskier as Investors Pile In
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Hot U.S. Housing Bonds Getting Riskier as Investors Pile In

If the housing market weakens, and unemployment starts rising, mortgage bond investors could find their securities losing value. (Bloomberg)...

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Investor Trims Simon Holding But Says Mall REITs Need More Market Patience
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Investor Trims Simon Holding But Says Mall REITs Need More Market Patience

Simon went from comprising 8 percent of Chilton’s REIT holdings to about 6.5 percent. Chilton Asset Management, a Houston-based registered...

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The Amazon Effect: A Look at What Getting HQ2 Would Mean for Each Market
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The Amazon Effect: A Look at What Getting HQ2 Would Mean for Each Market

Landing Amazon's HQ2 could lead to rent bumps in office, retail and multifamily properties for years for the winning market, according to CoStar...

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U.S. Housing Starts Fall on Retreat in Apartment Building
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U.S. Housing Starts Fall on Retreat in Apartment Building

Builder optimism has its roots in solid sales that are being bolstered by resilient hiring and larger take-home pay following federal government...

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Demand for U.S. Rental Houses Spurs Tricon Plan to Double Assets
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Demand for U.S. Rental Houses Spurs Tricon Plan to Double Assets

Tricon Capital Group Inc. has become the third-largest publicly listed landlord of U.S. single-family rentals by snapping up homes from Arizona to...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 16, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 16, 2018)

Investors have been giving REITs, which have underperformed for the past two years, another look, the Wall Street Journal reports. Retail rents in...

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MBA Forecasts a Dip in Mortgage Originations
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MBA Forecasts a Dip in Mortgage Originations

Some of the headwinds that will create a drag on originations are rising interest rates and slowing NOI growth. Lenders facing stiff competition to...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 15, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 15, 2018)

Markets are now pricing in four interest rate hikes this year, CNBC reports. Cities are recycling their pitches for Amazon’s second headquarter to...

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The Time May Be Right for More M&A in the REIT Sector, Analysts Say
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The Time May Be Right for More M&A in the REIT Sector, Analysts Say

Macro factors have aligned to make REIT tie-ups more likely. There are several large proposed REIT mergers in the books already in 2018, but...

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Is Proximity to Mass Transit Becoming Less of a Draw for Apartment Renters?
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Is Proximity to Mass Transit Becoming Less of a Draw for Apartment Renters?

In the few years since companies like Uber and Lyft began to offer their ride sharing and carpooling options to riders in San Francisco, the...

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Calstrs to Fund Real Estate Venture Targeting Growing Tech Hubs
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Calstrs to Fund Real Estate Venture Targeting Growing Tech Hubs

Calstrs is starting a $300 million venture with DivcoWest Real Estate Services LLC. (Bloomberg)—The California State Teachers’ Retirement System,...

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Walmart, Home Depot, Macy’s Earnings to Give New Pulse on Retail
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Walmart, Home Depot, Macy’s Earnings to Give New Pulse on Retail

The retailers' performance will give fresh perspectives into the health of brick-and-mortar retail and the strength of buyer sentiment in the...

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Are REITs Oversold?
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Are REITs Oversold?

Real Estate Investment Trusts have suffered over the past year, thanks to rising interest rates, ending a seven-year rally, but there are still...

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Colliers International Acquiring Majority Stake in Harrison Street Real Estate
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Colliers International Acquiring Majority Stake in Harrison Street Real Estate

Colliers will acquire 75 percent of Harrison Street from its founders for $450 million. Jay Hennick, Colliers chairman and CEO Colliers...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 14, 2018)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 14, 2018)

Using other investors’ money, WeWork seeks to be its own landlord, the Wall Street Journal reports. The New York Times details how the nation’s...

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Four Ways to Take Care of Multifamily Investors
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Four Ways to Take Care of Multifamily Investors

So how should a multifamily company—or, for that matter, any firm in the commercial real estate industry—go about conducting its investor relations...

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SFR Investors Are Filling the Pipeline with New Development
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SFR Investors Are Filling the Pipeline with New Development

Developers built more than 36,000 houses for rent in 2017. That’s 6 percent more than the year before and the largest number of “build-to-rent”...

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