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Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for February 23 – March 1:  - The Securities and Exchange Commission announces a May 14th roundtable to discuss possible reforms for the credit-rating industry, which many argue lacks transparency and accuracy. Credit-rating agencies, especially Moody’s, S&P,…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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: Robert Rubin Co-chair, Council on Foreign Relations & Former U.S. Treasury…

Top 10 CMBS Bookrunners of 2012 (So Far)

Let’s look at the Top 10 U.S. CMBS Bookrunners by issuance volume, according to data collected through September: 10. Citigroup (CMBS volume in the first 3 quarters: $1.46 billion) 9. RBS ($1.5 billion) 8. Barclays ($1.7 billion) 7. Morgan Stanley ($2 billion)…

Investing in Policy

It’s a well-known fact that business and public policy are closely interwoven, but sometimes it’s difficult to see how these two sectors connect. The world of political lobbying, though, is far less shadowy than many suspect. Admittedly, Washington may have…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for November 26-December 2: -The National Retail Federation reports a successful Black Friday weekend, which brought in $52.4 billion (over last year’s $45 billion) -CapitaLand (CATL.SI) mulls transferring $5.3 billion of China development projects into new REIT -Alexandria…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review for the week of September 17th to September 23rd – Struggling Wall Street Firms Look to CMBS Lending Partners – Homberg REIT Sets Its Sights on Retail – Outlook for German Commercial Real Estate…

Assume the risk

Buyer beware!!! Or, Caveat Emptor, for those intellectual types. When you buy something, you have to assume the risk of your purchase. If you pick up a gallon of milk on the same day of its expiration date, you should…

Commercial Real Estate Week In Review

Commercial Real Estate Week In Review for the week of November 13 to November 19 -Several multifamily REITs were upgraded by Merrill Lynch analyst. -General Growth Properties has begun to sell noncore properties. -Chesapeake Lodging Trust will acquire Homewood Suites…

Commercial Real Estate Week In Review

Commercial Real Estate Week In Review for the Week of July 24-30 – Despite Financial Regulation passing last week, is the financial industry trying to influence policy? – Tim Geithner thinks the government should retain a mortgage guarantee. – Would…