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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,…

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 Lowy, Westfield Group I’m making Israeli-Australian businessman Frank Lowy our Mensch…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for November 30-December 6: Hilton Worldwide hopes to raise as much as $2.7 billion in its upcoming IPO, the lodging company reveals in a new regulatory filing. The company previously forecast proceeds of $1.25 billion, reports CoStar.…

Desert Island Retail

Thankfully, I don’t fly nearly as often as I used to. I’m okay with flying–it’s the airports I have a problem with. No matter how uncomfortable a four-hour flight on Southwest may be, it’s still preferable to the endless, serpentine Security…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for December 1 – 7: – Major institutional investors such as Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Colony Financial (NYSE: CLNY) are raising hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire enormous single-family portfolios, reports CoStar Group. However, analysts warn…

U.S.A., Meet Brazil

In the U.S., the commercial real estate industry is liable to take certain things for granted: 1) that America is the strongest and most popular market for foreign investment, and 2) that America will always possess that status. The first…

Bringing Back the Dinosaur

Last week, I discussed the dire circumstances of many neighborhood and regional shopping malls in the U.S. While some malls are blessed with a recession-proof market, a superior brand or location, or non-retail features, many traditional shopping malls are struggling…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review for the week of August 6th to August 12th – First Potomac Spends $746.6 million in 3 Years – Canadian REITs Post Strong Gains – Yields on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Jump –…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review for the Week of June 4th to June 10th – REITs Are the Light at the End of the Economic Tunnel. – It’s Quality vs. Quanity With Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE:GRT). – REIT Investors…