Category: Investment Property

18 Hours Cities and CRE Investor Interest

The CRE Appeal of

In the evolving world of commercial real estate the most important foci of investing the big bucks is where the investor puts it. Larger cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.  are the top…

Anbang Throws in the Towel, But What Have We Learned?

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Last week was a futile bidding war between Marriott International and Anbang over Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Up until March, we all figured the Marriott-Starwood $12.2 billion merger was a sure thing. That is, until Anbang swooped in with a…

Reefer Madness Has Private Equity Investors Seeing Green

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Cannabis. Marijuana. Weed. Dope. Whatever you call it, Private Equity investors are looking to make a profit from it. It’s been a hot topic over more recent years and 23 states have laws legalizing marijuana in some form, whether for strictly…

Universities & Innovation Infiltration

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At the Philadelphia Real Estate Council Spring meeting last week, speakers and PREC members engaged in insightful rhetoric on developing commercial real estate on and off university campuses. The conversation was lively, informative and I hardly got a break from…

Happy Halloween! Do You Live In A Murder House?

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It’s almost Halloween, so I figure I’ll keep it light today by talking about death. Specifically, the ways in which “stigma” affects real estate activity. You may have heard about this start-up on Bloomberg or CNBC or in a variety…

How Many Fund Managers Does It Take To Screw In a Light Bulb?

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If the folks over at CalPERS–California’s public employees’ retirement system and the largest pension fund in the country–are interested in telling jokes by the water cooler, I imagine one of these jokes is something like the one I’ve used as…

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…