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Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for March 14-20: Blackstone Confirms Deal to Buy Chicago’s Willis Tower: The alternative asset investment giant reportedly shells out $1.3 billion for the trophy property, which is a record for an office tower outside Manhattan, CoStar reports. Standard…

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: Art Coppola, Chairman & CEO, Macerich As industry analysts have pointed…

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: Jamie Sabatier, Destination Hotels & Resorts Today our Mensch of the…

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…