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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…

So Far, So Good?

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A couple years ago, in a post entitled “A Return to Luxury,” I reported that UBS was offering single-asset CMBS on the famous Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. This was a significant move for the bank, and for the commercial…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for June 7-13: World Cup Fever and Football-themed Hotels: HotelNewsNow looks at the impact of the World Cup on Brazil‘s lodging sector. DDR Partners with Blackstone in $1.98B ARCP Portfolio Purchase: The joint venture acquires a portfolio of…

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: Walmart If you’re surprised to see retail giant Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is…