Tag: Retail

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for August 22-28: Property Brokers Falter as Real Estate Boom Seen Cooling CBRE Gives Brookwood Financial a Boost in Philadelphia Norway Fund Said Among Bidders for BlackRock Singapore Tower In Demand: Top Cities for Multi-Family Rentals Developers…

Emergency Room Operators Take a Stand

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Let’s say you’re Luke Skywalker. You’re Luke Skywalker and you get into a minor light-saber accident–nothing too bad, but you’ve suffered a burn which you would like to have treated. So Princess Leia drives you to the Emergency Room. Unfortunately, the…

NASDAQ: PLAY

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Today we’re taking on a fun subject: entertainment and dining establishment Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ: PLAY), which returned to the public stock market last fall in an IPO that raised $94MM (sure, it’s not the Hilton IPO’s more than $2B, but it’s certainly…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for May 23-29: Large Portfolio Deals Underscore Investor Appetite for Hotels: CoStar Group discusses the improving lodging fundamentals behind Moody National REIT I‘s recent high-profile, big-ticket portfolio buy that comprised 149 select-service lodging properties. Starwood Capital Group,…

Inflation: What Does It Mean for CRE?

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I want to talk about how inflation influences the commercial real estate industry. The idea was inspired by an article published by Commercial Property Executive back in January, entitled “The Benefits of Low Inflation.” I want to explore the article a little…

Top 10 U.S. Markets for Retail Real Estate Investment

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Today we’re exploring the top markets for retail real estate investment in the U.S. Along with each ranked market, I want to include the most recent cap rate data I could find for quality assets in the retail space. From…

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: Edith Macefield (1921-2008) Today’s choice for Mensch of the Week is…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for March 28-April 3: Blackstone Is Said to Raise $14.5 Billion for Real Estate Fund: The alternative-asset investment giant  breaks its own real estate fundraising record, set previously by its Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII fund, which…