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Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for April 5-11: Congressman Fires Up Debate on REO-to-Rental: U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-California) calls for greater oversight of securities backed by single-family rental homes, wary that this asset class and its bonds may pose a threat to…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for March 29-April 4: Investors Remember Why They Like REITs: Following a lackluster showing in 2013, thanks to interest-rate worries and the rebound of other equities, publicly traded REITs bounce back in Q1, 2014, reports GlobeSt.com. Chinese…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for March 8-14: Senators Outline Plan to Phase Out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The bipartisan plan would drastically change the United States’ housing capital markets, ultimately putting an end to the two GSEs and establishing a…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch:  Noun, informal. 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: Hilton Hotels and/or Blackstone Group In a sign that the lodging sector…

Top 10 Hotel Deals of Q3 2013

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Today we have a list of the Top 10 Hotel Deals of the 3rd Quarter, based on data from LW Hospitality Advisors and Hotel Business News. Many thanks to Dan Lesser, President/CEO of LW Hospitality, for passing this info along…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch:  Noun, informal. 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: Stephen Schwarzman, Blackstone Group There are few companies I discuss more than…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

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Following the mayoral election of Bill De Blasio, CNBC explores the New York City real estate market’s outlook and potential tax environment: – A look at Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX)’s single-family rental portfolio and the assets’ securitization: