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Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for August 30-September 5 Office Landlord Paramount Group Files for Massive IPO: The major real estate company, currently the largest privately owned real estate company in the U.S., holds trophy office assets in gateway CBDs such as Manhattan,…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for August 16-22 UBS O’Connor Hedge Fund Sells U.S. REITs in Second Quarter: The $5.6 billion hedge-fund within the Switzerland bank sells the majority of its US REIT holdings during Q2. The fund cuts its holdings by more…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for July 26-August 1: Hotel Pricing Soars as Institutions Vie: Lodging Econometrics reports year-over-year selling prices have increased by 28% per room. MetLife, Norges Bank Buy One Beacon St. Tower in Boston for $561M: The joint venture’s acquisition of…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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China Developers Offering Home Buybacks in Weakest Markets: In an effort to spur their flagging residential real estate markets, developers in two of China’s worst-performing real estate markets are offering to buy back homes at above the original sale price, Bloomberg reports. Developers…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for May 31-June 6 JPMorgan Chase Grabs 58-Acre Suburban Delaware Office Campus: The finance giant acquires the Wilmington, Delaware South Campus of biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Angola’s $7 Billion Waterfront Project Stalks Hilton Hotels: In the Angola capital Luanda, developers…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Commercial Real Estate Week in Review for April 19-25: Brixmor CEO Sees Big Upside to Grocery-Anchored Shopping Centers: CoStar Group interviews CEO Mike Carroll. They discuss his REIT’s investment strategy, its IPO, and Blackstone (NYSE: BX). Brookdale and HCP Create…

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…