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Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for January 17-23: CRE Mezz Debt Market Heats Up on Rising Construction, Refi Activity: Strong fundamentals and competitive interest rates spur a boost in construction and refinancing leading to a hot mezz/bridge debt market. Mitsui Fudosan America Takes…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

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Today our videos of the week offer international perspectives. Let’s go from west to east. First, let’s look at the UK‘s economic recovery and its connection to the nation’s real estate market: On to Dubai, where experts debate the relative…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Commercial Real Estate Week in Review for May 17-23: Hess Sells Gasoline Stations to Marathon for $2.6 Billion: Energy giant Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) agrees to sell its 1,342 gas stations to Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) in an effort to…

Frack This, I’m Going to North Dakota

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In terms of subjects I know very little about, the subject of geology ranks somewhere between string theory and the State of North Dakota. While I’ll save string theory for a future post, two of these subjects, geology and North…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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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: Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT)   I’m not sure what Starwood…

Top 9 Commercial Real Estate Predictions for the East

We’ve already shared CoStar Group’s and ULI’s Commercial Real Estate Predictions for 2013. Now it’s time to get a more international perspective, courtesy of research from Colliers International. We’ll divide the list between East and West. Let’s start with the…

A Real Estate Mecca

Commercial real estate is complicated. In recent months, I’ve discussed many of the concerns CRE investors must consider–local/global economics, politics, market conditions, culture, law, asset types, and so much else–and still I’ve barely scratched the surface. This industry doesn’t exist…

Istithmar: On A Boat

As I’ve said time and again, investors like stability. Those deploying capital into commercial real estate want assurance that their investments aren’t overexposed to uncertainties. This is why the U.S., economic doldrums not withstanding, remains a favorite for international investors.…