Traditional Restaurant Chains Launch Fast-Casual Concepts

Some well-established,casual-dining chains are rolling out more modern, fast-casual concepts to try to attract younger diners.They include Cracker Barrel, Tony Roma’s, Hooters and Denny’s. These…

Kushner Cos., KABR Sue Jersey City, Mayor Over One Journal Square

The family real estate firm once led by presidential adviser Jared Kushner has made good on its threat to sue Jersey City and its mayor, Steven Fulop, claiming the Democratic-majority…

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 29, 2018)

Forbes looks at the rules for reinvesting real estate returns. The Kushners sue Jersey City, reports The New York Times. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
football and money

What Professional CRE Players Can Learn About Investing from Athletes

Pro athletes like Tom Brady, LeBron James and Phil Mickelson score millions of dollars in income each year. But just because they’re millionaires doesn’t mean they’re automatically…

BJ's Wholesale CEO Promises Sales Growth Will Come After IPO

(Bloomberg)—BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. decided to go public without a proven track record of growth. But investors shouldn’t worry because now the retailer is focused on boosting…

Trump's Fannie-Freddie Plan Needs Clarity, Key Republican Says

(Bloomberg)—The White House proposal to free Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from U.S. control can’t advance in Congress until lawmakers are given more details and assurances that everyone…

A Look at the Top 20 Retail Owners

We take a glance at the firms that topped our annual ranking of retail real estate owners.
san francisco

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 28, 2018)

The Container Store is incorporating more technology into its physical locations, CNBC reports. San Francisco has become so pricey that households making more than $100,000 annually can qualify for low-income housing,…

Privatization Should Help EdR Get Over Capital-Raising Hurdles

This week’s sale of student housing REIT Education Realty Trust (EdR) to an affiliate of Greystar Real Estate Partners—the latest big M&A move in the REIT space this year—came…
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Host Hotels Is Said to Weigh $2 Billion Hotel-Portfolio Sale

(Bloomberg)—Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. is weighing a sale of a large portfolio of non-core hotels, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The Bethesda, Maryland-based…