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Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for October 24-30, 2015 Cash Is King as PE Firms Buy $20 Billion of Multifamily Property in Two Weeks: Move over REITs: huge multifamily portfolios are being acquired by America’s most active private equity firms, including Starwood…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review


Week in Review for October 17-23 Harrison Street Taking Campus Crest Communities Private in $1.9 Billion Transaction It’s Better for Millennials to Buy than Rent–For Now RealtyMogul.com Hits a High Point Hudson Yards, Future Home of Coach, Loreal, SAP Data…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for October 3-9: September Rebound for U.S. Equity REITs: the FTSE NAREIT All REITs index recovers from previous months’ volatility, which were a product of both interest-rate-based investor jitters and general stock market volatility. Atlanta Believed to…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch: Noun. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person. Schlemiel:  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail. A loser. Mensch of the Week: Ron Franklin, Pinnacle Hotel Management Our Mensch of the Week is…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review


Week in Review for May 2-8, 2015 Overseas Investors Accelerating CRE Property Price Gains: Llenrock Group’s blogger and director of communications contributes to this CoStar Group article on foreign capital and a looming CRE pricing bubble, despite his general lack…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

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Blackstone Group’s Steve Schwarzman discusses the recent massive ($14B) purchase of CRE assets from GE’s finance division, which is being wound down: A look at the NYSE’s REIT pipeline in 2015 (from REIT.com):

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


Week in Review for April 4-10: GE Close to Real Estate Sale to Blackstone, Wells Fargo: In CEO Jeffrey Immelt‘s goal of winding down GE Capital, the financial arm of GE plans to divest its CRE holdings in deals that could…

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…