Tag Archive for CMBS

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: Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister Being a highly jaded real estate…

CMBS Psychology

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Let’s talk about CMBS. A couple years ago, I published a ranking of the previous 10 years of annual CMBS activity. Each year was ranked according to the year’s total CMBS issued to investors. Here’s what the previous decade’s CMBS…

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…

So Far, So Good?

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A couple years ago, in a post entitled “A Return to Luxury,” I reported that UBS was offering single-asset CMBS on the famous Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. This was a significant move for the bank, and for the commercial…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for June 7-13: World Cup Fever and Football-themed Hotels: HotelNewsNow looks at the impact of the World Cup on Brazil‘s lodging sector. DDR Partners with Blackstone in $1.98B ARCP Portfolio Purchase: The joint venture acquires a portfolio of…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for May 10-16: Bay Area Builders’ Big Bet Starts to Pay: Continued growth in the technology sector boosts office demand for San Francisco and surrounding communities. Senior Housing Surplus Seen as Boomers Spur Building Boom: An overhang in senior…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for May 3-9: Yellen Cites Housing, Geopolitical Tensions as Economic Risks: Janet Yellen, head of the Federal Reserve, discusses threats to the United States’ economic recovery. CMBS Market Comes Charging Back to Life: Major CMBS deals completed in…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

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Michelle Russo, founder and principal of Hotel Asset Value Enhancement, discusses value-add opportunities in the lodging sector with Andrew Benioff of Llenrock Group. (This is Part 3. Visit our YouTube Channel to see the rest!) David Goldfisher, co-founder and principal…