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Top 10 CRE News Stories of 2013!

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It’s once again time for our VH1-style commercial real estate countdown! As we begin a new year, let’s look back at the biggest news stories to affect the CRE industry in 2013. You may notice this is a very Philly-centric list,…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for December 14-20: Following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, outgoing Fed chairman Ben Bernanke announces the central bank will begin to wind down its QE3 bond-buying program by reducing its monthly purchase amount from…

Second Thoughts on the BRIC Markets

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Last year, we ran a Top 10 list exploring the world’s top “booming” CRE markets, as selected by CNBC. Each market was ranked according to five-year price growth. Not surprisingly, China came in at number one–with five-year growth of 110.9%…

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: Janet Yellen I know, I’m kind of jumping the gun in making…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for October 19-25: American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ: ARCP), a REIT focused on free standing, net leased properties, announces the planned acquisition of its competitor, Cole Real Estate Investments (NYSE: COLE). A previous, significantly lower offer for…