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What Makes Student Housing an Attractive Bet for HNW Investors?

If Jeff Holzmann were to grade the student housing sector, he’d probably give it an A+. Holzmann is managing director of iintoo Investments Ltd., a New York City-based network for real…
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Amazon’s PillPack Deal Could Drive Industrial Property Demand

Amazon’s pending purchase of online pharmacy PillPack has the potential to create a need for specialized warehouse space to ship prescription drugs and even lead to small retail clinics,…
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A Look at WalletHub’s Top 20 Markets for Renters

WalletHub recently published a study comparing more than 180 rental markets based on 22 key measures of attractiveness to generate a list of the best and worst markets for renters. Arizona dominated the list with eight of the…
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry (August 3, 2018)

Cushman & Wakefield’s stock traded at a 6 percent premium over its IPO price after the company debuted on the stock exchange, reports MarketWatch. Gadget retailer Brookstone has filed for bankruptcy and will close…
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HNA's Great Unwinding Ramps Up as Buyers Circle Planes, Hotels

(Bloomberg)—HNA Group Co., the Chinese conglomerate whose debt-fueled acquisition spree unraveled in spectacular fashion, is pushing ahead with unwinding the binge. The group is weighing…

Berkowitz's Fairholme Fund Reduces Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac Stakes

(Bloomberg)—Investor Bruce Berkowitz, one of the major holders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac preferred shares, has reduced his stakes in the two U.S.-controlled mortgage giants. Berkowitz’s…
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 2, 2018)

Wells Fargo agreed to pay $2.1 billion for its role in the housing bubble, The Associated Press reports. San Francisco officials want to ban cafeterias in newly constructed office buildings, according to The New York…
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Do Fast-Fashion Chains Still Have Room to Grow?

Fast-fashion powerhouses H&M, Zara and Forever 21 disrupted the specialty apparel sector by imitating runway fashions at affordable prices, and generally, have been able to beat other…

Brookfield’s Acquisition of Forest City Is a Win-Win for Both Firms

The announcement that Brookfield Asset Management Inc. will acquire Forest City Realty Trust Inc. through a real estate investment fund—a deal considered a long time in the making—was…
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Fed Leaves Key Rate Unchanged With Economy at ‘Strong Rate’

(Bloomberg)—Federal Reserve officials left the benchmark interest rate unchanged while reiterating their plan to gradually lift borrowing costs to keep the economy expanding at a healthy…