Tag: Blackstone Group

Week-In-Review: JLL Expands in South Texas, Steelbridge Closes Largest Office Deal Since 2015,

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JLL Expands South Texas Footprint: JLL recently acquired Travis Commercial Real Estate Services, a San Antonio-based firm. JLL selected Travis due to the fact that it wants to expand into central and south Texas markets. This acquisition makes JLL’s property…

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 Blackstone Deals (By Price Tag)

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If you’re in the CRE industry, chances are you know who Blackstone (BX) is. After all, the 31-year-old global investment firm’s private equity business has been one of the largest investors in leveraged buyout in the last decade. Originally founded…

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):