Category: Top 10 Lists

Top 5 Urban Redevelopment Initiatives

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5. Strategic Blight Mission  Detroit, Michigan In September of 2013, the Obama Administration granted a $300M federal allowance towards bettering the city of Detroit in addressing “key areas of importance, including blight removal, public works, and public safety,” which ended…

Top 5 Most Expensive Airbnbs

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Do you think Airbnb is always the more affordable option? Think again. For some reason, the majority of these are in Florida!   5. Ocean Front Apartment, Florida  Price Tag: $649 per night This apartment is located right on Miami Beach…

Top 5 Performing Industrial Markets on the West Coast

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Last week we looked at the Top 5 Performing Industrial Markets on the East Coast. It’s time to take a look out West! This Coast-specific list of top performing industrial markets consists of a healthy amount of statistics from a combination…

Top 5 Office Owners of 2016

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This list is from nreionline.com and ranks the top office owners based on the volume of office space owned around the world as of December 31, 2015. 5. Boston Properties Office Portfolio: 40,214,625 Coming in at number five is Boston…

Top 10 Non-Gateway Markets for CRE Investment in 2016

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Las Vegas  While real estate investments in Las Vegas are generally regarded as risks, the possible upside of 15.6% overall returns cannot be overlooked.     Atlanta  Aided by 6% job growth between 2010 and 2013, Atlanta saw 16.5% returns…

Top 10 Most Expensive Retail Buyouts

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Hot Topic Price: $625.5M Sycamore Partners purchased Hot Topic at $14 per share in cash that totaled over $600 million. Financial advisory was backed by Guggenheim Securities for Hot Topic and BofA Merill Lynch advised Sycamore Partners. The specialty realtor sells…

Top 5 Wealthiest Hotel Owners

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Phillip Ruffin  Las Vegas Treasure Island  Networth: $2.5 Billion Originally a college dropout, billionaire Philip Ruffin began accumulating his wealth by purchasing convenience stores in 1959. Ruffin went on to open 60 locations throughout the Midwest all from his own self-service…

Top 10 Coolest Independent/Boutique Hotel Concepts

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As we continue to put in our efforts for developing and planning for the 2016 Independent Lodging Congress, we thought it would be a great idea to bring you a list of unique and cool concepts beyond the amenities that…