Week in Review

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Week in Review for March 21-27, 2015: Why the Most Popular Cities Are Out of Reach for Young Professionals: Bloomberg explores the real estate, construction, and demographic trends creating a high barrier to entry for young professionals in key U.S.…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for March 14-20: Blackstone Confirms Deal to Buy Chicago’s Willis Tower: The alternative asset investment giant reportedly shells out $1.3 billion for the trophy property, which is a record for an office tower outside Manhattan, CoStar reports. Standard…

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Week in Review for March 7-13: The Clash of the Disruptors: Reporting on a panel held at MIPIM in Cannes, France, MHN Online describes innovations shaping the real estate technology sector in 2015 and beyond. Crowdsourcing Platform Launched for Global Retail…

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Week in Review for February 28-March 6: British Property Is Safe Haven for Dirty Money, Report Says: According to Transparency International UK, much foreign capital flowing into British investment properties was derived and sourced illicitly. The UK property investments are essentially being used…

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Week in Review for February 7-13: RadioShack Goes Bust, Sprint Moves in for the Kill: Venerable small-footprint electronics retailer RadioShack announces its bankruptcy and the potential closure of up to 2,600 of its locations. Meanwhile, wireless provider Sprint pursues an…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for January 31-February 6: Outlook for Real Estate Positive Overall: CBRE (video): Speaking from Singapore, CBRE (NYSE: CBG)’s Global Chief Economist Richard Barkham discusses conditions and expectations for international real estate in 2015. Warehouse Owners Enjoy Another…

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Week in Review for January 24-30: Can Strong Fundamentals Help REITs Overcome Investors’ Sensitivity to Interest Rates?: The Fed has spoken in favor of keeping interest rates low for the first half of 2015, but some expect interest rates to rise…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for January 17-23: CRE Mezz Debt Market Heats Up on Rising Construction, Refi Activity: Strong fundamentals and competitive interest rates spur a boost in construction and refinancing leading to a hot mezz/bridge debt market. Mitsui Fudosan America Takes…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for January 10-16: Is This the Right Time for Forest City to Become a REIT?: National Real Estate Investor considers current conditions and performance in the public REIT sector, asking if diversified owner/developer Forest City has chosen…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for January 3-9, 2015: Return of the King: NYC Takes Back Global Investment Crown from London: The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) names New York City its #1 international city for real estate investment based…