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Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for January 10-16: Is This the Right Time for Forest City to Become a REIT?: National Real Estate Investor considers current conditions and performance in the public REIT sector, asking if diversified owner/developer Forest City has chosen…

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Up until recently, one of the problems with credit-rating agencies has been the fact that they themselves cannot be “rated.” Whether they do a great (i.e. accurate) job or a lousy (i.e. inaccurate) one, there’s no rating agencies–at least that…

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…