Investment Property

Bart’s Big Bet

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It was announced last fall that Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein and his longtime associate, architect Paul Steelman, planned to take on the seemingly impossible: to invest and develop in one of the most daunting entertainment real estate markets in the country: Atlantic…

Too Much Money?

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Last fall, speaking on the subject of foreign investment in gateway markets, I posed the following question: Are we at risk of a foreign capital bubble? Particularly in places like Manhattan, foreign investors are entering the markets in droves to…

From China to London to Spain

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Borders are a funny thing. Some borders come with walls, some borders (like political lines drawn between countries) are a bit more permeable. When it comes to the lines separating the world’s nations, few things flow across international borders with…

Bargains in Spain

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The big news here in the U.S. has been the initial public offering of gateway office real estate investor Paramount Group (NYSE: PGRE), which set a REIT record when it raised $2.3 billion. This IPO far surpasses the previous largest…

International ETF Investment Heats Up

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Sometimes, poor or mediocre real estate performance can actually be a good thing. Sometimes, slow real estate rent growth is a good sign. Wait–really? Well, yes. For some yield-focused international real estate investors, a sluggish market may offer just the…