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Spin Doctors

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It seems one of the most prominent trends in the business world is that of consolidation. Over recent decades, we have seen car companies absorb other car manufacturers, tech companies like Facebook have absorbed smaller start-ups like Instagram, and even…

Optimizing the Shopping Center

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“Optimize” is a great word since it can mean so many things. One can optimize real estate with significant retrofits or leasing to a major anchor tenant. One can optimize one’s computer by installing a faster hard drive. If you…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for March 22-28: CommonWealth REIT Confirms Removal of Board of Trustees: A group of investors led by Corvex and Related Cos. have pushed for the change in leadership. Shopping Center Spin-Offs Driven by ‘Pure-Play’ REIT Craze: Following a…

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: Frank Rolfe, Mobile Home University Meet Frank Rolfe, an owner and investor…

Llenrock Local: Uber-Luxury Condos for Society Hill; King of Prussia Mall Expands; Details of Blatstein’s South Philly Project Emerge

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Please enjoy this week’s edition of the Llenrock Local: It seems that every week brings yet more proposals for high-rise apartments in and around Center City.  This week, the developers of uber-luxurious 1706 Rittenhouse (complete with single-floor residences and an automated parking garage) unveiled plans to construct a $150…

Guest Post from IRR on Real Estate

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Today we’re excited to bring you another guest post from our friends at Integra Realty Resources. Originally published a couple weeks ago on the company’s excellent blog, IRR on Real Estate, here’s a roundup of recent news from the world…