Investment Property

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

madrid towers

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…

A Closer Look at a Complicated Continent

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Real estate service provider Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) recently published its annual Global Transparency Index. If you’re not familiar with this unique and very relevant index, here’s the deal: the Global Transparency Index assigns a score to each international…

Crustaceans & Capital

red lobster private equity

In the past week, one of the biggest stories from the business world has been the massive restaurant sale okay’d by Orlando-based restaurant operator Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI). In case you’ve been living in a shell at the bottom of…

Sharing

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Let’s go back to kindergarten today and talk a little bit about sharing. It’s a pretty basic concept: you have the blue blocks and your friend Tommy has the green blocks. Your other friend, Susie, has the yellow and orange…