Tag: CRE finance

The 1031 Debate: Bernie Sanders VS Real Estate

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I often talk about how local politics influence the commercial real estate sector, particularly when it comes to development approvals and related decisions. But the real estate industry is equally aware of decisions made at the federal level of the…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

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Elizabeth Braman of Realty Mogul discusses her company’s innovative crowdfunding and real estate investment platform. Part II: REIT.com talks to Jill Ziegler, director of sustainability and corporate responsibility with Forest City Enterprises:

Top 9 U.S. Destinations for Foreign Capital in 2014

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It’s time to take another look at foreign investment in commercial real estate, this time focused on cross-border investment in U.S. cities. From Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL)’s research team and their International Capital Sources 2014 report (PDF), here are the…

Justice Isn’t Blind… Justice Was Downsized

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Office buildings. It seems like they’re everywhere, and to an extent they are. This popular real estate asset class once saw a great deal of development in CBD and suburban markets throughout the country, particularly during the ’80s and ’90s, when…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for October 18-24: Hines Seeks $380 Million to Revamp Storied Venice Hotels: Hines Italia SGR, a joint venture between U.S.-based Hines (NYSE: HIRT) and Italian investor Manfredi Catella, plans to renovate and operate the Hotel Excelsior and…

The Top 10 People in CRE Finance

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Today we present the top ten entries from a list of the top 50 players in the U.S. commercial real estate finance sector. I’m a little bummed that I didn’t make it onto the list–instead they chose some guy named…

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: Vail Resorts, Inc. Last Tuesday, our Schlemiel of the Week was…

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 June 14-20: Starwood Retail to Buy 7 Taubman Malls for $1.4B: Michigan-based shopping mall REIT Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) takes advantage of growing investor interest in quality shopping mall assets by selling a portfolio of…