Tag: Retail

Top 10 Most Expensive Retail Buyouts


Hot Topic Price: $625.5M Sycamore Partners purchased Hot Topic at $14 per share in cash that totaled over $600 million. Financial advisory was backed by Guggenheim Securities for Hot Topic and BofA Merill Lynch advised Sycamore Partners. The specialty realtor sells…

Millennial Motive & Commercial Real Estate Trends


I hate generalizations about entire generations of people, especially coming from someone outside of that group. In fact, I hate generalizations in general. However, I will say that we, Millennials, are quite an interesting, diverse and powerful group to study: 25% of…

Commercial Real Estate Week-in-Review


Week-in-Review for February 13th – 19th United Development Plunges as FBI Raids Firm’s Texas Offices: After reports that the FBI raided the Texas offices of The Grapevine, a company which invests in residential real estate and property loans, the REIT’s…

Llenrock Poll Results

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Be sure to take our new poll (right side of the blog) and tell us what you think is the biggest challenge the CRE industry is currently facing!

Commercial Real Estate Week-in-Review


Week-in-Review for January 16th – 22nd Microsoft Seeks to Buy, Expand Longtime Silicon Valley Campus: Microsoft Executive Vice President Qi Lu announced Thursday for plans to renovate and expand its 15 year long standing campus in Mountain View, CA. Expansion plans…

Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week


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: Oliver Bonke, Loews Hotels and Resorts Last Monday, Loews Hotels and…

Now Trending in Urban Retail CRE

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Last week, Llenrock sponsored the Cornell Real Estate Council Philadelphia Panel, a gathering of alumni and members within the commercial real estate industry. The luncheon and panel was lively and insightful all thanks to the topic of the day: urban…