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Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for April 11-17 The Secret Sauce: How Buffalo Wild Wings Turned the Sports Bar into a $1.5 Billion Juggernaut: Bloomberg explores the tremendous growth of the bar/restaurant chain, which has become a substantial driver of retail real…

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…

A Towering Investment

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I suppose we should discuss the famous and gigantic Willis Tower, formerly known as Sears Tower, in downtown Chicago. The big news of the past week or so has been the revelation that the famous tower’s ownership is planning the…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for February 21-27: C&W Owner Seeks Private Buyer with Deep Pockets: It is reported that Cushman & Wakefield, the largest privately held property services firm, is available for sale. Its price tag? $2 billion. Blackstone Realizes $600…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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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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Commercial Real Estate Week in Review for December 6-12: In Another Huge Deal, Blackstone Trades Northern CA Office Portfolio to Hudson Pacific for $3.5B: Alternative asset investor Blackstone (NYSE: BX) originally acquired the office portfolio through its acquisition of Equity Office Properties. Analyst:…

In Blackstone’s Shadow

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Today we’re talking private equity. Specifically, we’re talking about two of the heavy hitters from the PE world: former number-one alternative asset investor Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and current number-one alternative investor Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX). On the surface, these…