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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…

Top 10 International Markets for Quality of Life

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Today we have not one but two rankings you can check out, each exploring the important subject of livability within given global CRE markets. These rankings come from Mercer Consulting and Monocle Magazine and were each assembled according to different criteria. These lists…

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…

Bargains in Spain

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The big news here in the U.S. has been the initial public offering of gateway office real estate investor Paramount Group (NYSE: PGRE), which set a REIT record when it raised $2.3 billion. This IPO far surpasses the previous largest…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

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Allie Hope, Head of Acquisition and Development with Virgin Hotels, sits down with John DePaul of Jones Lang LaSalle to discuss her hotel brand and the development process. CNBC’s Diana Olick reports on the state of the international real estate…

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: Richard Gottlieb, Keystone Property Group Happy Tuesday! Today we have a…

Student Housing – Deals and Shakeups

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I think today is a good day to discuss student housing. While the month of August usually provokes a student housing article or two from me–August being back-to-school time–today is also a prime moment to discuss this niche real estate…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

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In an interview filmed at the 2014 Independent Lodging Congress in Philadelphia, Adam Valente of Rockbridge Capital and Andrew Benioff of Llenrock Group discuss independent hotels and finance. Part 1: Keith Smith, Boyd Gaming CEO, discusses the strength of Borgata‘s future…

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: Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group Today we have one Mensch and…