Niche Property Types

Las Vegas: Implosions & Progress

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In real estate, as in so many other industries (except the wine industry), new trumps old. It makes sense, of course: a new building is likely more efficient from an operational standpoint, more sustainable, and trendier in terms of interior…

WeWork and the Coworking Revolution

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Call it a disruptive force or simply an innovative real estate play, but there’s no question that coworking hubs like those popularized by NYC-born WeWork are revolutionizing the real estate sector. While coworking and its typical open-office floor plans are certainly not…

The Senior Housing Race

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Last Year and This Year in Senior Living… Let’s talk about senior housing. This increasingly vital real estate sector–a sort of umbrella for properties operated as independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities–is naturally a very hot…

Student Housing – Deals and Shakeups

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I think today is a good day to discuss student housing. While the month of August usually provokes a student housing article or two from me–August being back-to-school time–today is also a prime moment to discuss this niche real estate…

How Now, Macau

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Worst. Title. Ever. Even so, I must write a blog post today, and despite the how-now-brown-cow wordplay–which is a terrible way to start any endeavor and pretty much warrants giving up and going back to bed–I will push on. So: Macau.…

Bullish on AC? Really?

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Of course we have to talk about Revel. The long-troubled casino resort super-development, which cost $2.4 billion to develop and recently sold at auction for less than five percent of this value, has been a longstanding source of consternation for…

Staying Afloat: On Marina Real Estate

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As we approach the official end of the summer I feel this is my last chance to discuss one particularly summer-related real estate sector, a niche sector I’ve never discussed before on Llenrock Blog. I want to talk about marina…

Back to School: CRE & Higher Ed in 2014

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Throughout the country, students are or soon will be flocking back to university campuses–whether in big cities or small college towns–for another year of college. That means its time for the obligatory “Back to School” feature here on the Llenrock…

Don’t Call It a Trailer Park

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Have you ever seen the TV mockumentary Trailer Park Boys? It’s obnoxious, rude, and beyond ridiculous, and it frequently reinforces the stereotype of mobile home parks as trash-strewn hell holes populated by drunks and white trash. It’s a pretty funny show.…