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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…

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 10 Tallest Buildings…of the Future!

Obsessively tracking and compiling lists of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, I’ve been told, is “such a guy thing.” Either way, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), an organization dedicated to such a guy thing, has lots of…

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.…

Top 10 Tallest Residential Buildings

Here are the Top 10 Tallest Residential Buildings in the World: 10. Eureka Tower, Melbourne Australia (Height: 975 ft.) 9. We’ve the Zenith Tower A, Busan, South Korea (987.5 ft.) 8. Capital City Moscow Tower, Moscow, Russia (989.5 ft.) 7.…