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Uncertainty Chills International Apartment Investment

Rising interest rates and uncertainty about the economy’s prospects slowed the pace of investment in apartment properties during the first few months of 2019. “The deal activity in January…
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Lenders Continue to Open the Purse Strings for Hotel Borrowers

New industry research hinted that capital may be pulling back from hospitality with a sharp drop in financing for hotel properties last year. Yet other industry participants are quick to point to…
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7 Takeaways from McKnight’s Finding Capital for Senior Housing Expo

The changing conditions in the seniors housing sector were the main point of discussing during McKnight’s Online Expo digital talk “Capital Track: Finding Capital in 2019,” which took place…
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Powell's Patience Fails to Calm Trump Despite Stock Surge

(Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has a mounting distraction as he tries to engineer a rare soft landing of the economy and extend a nearly record-long U.S. expansion: The man…
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 1, 2019)

The Wall Street Journal looks at the favorable housing market coming up for home buyers this spring. Student loan debt is hurting Millennial's ability to buy homes, according to Forbes. These are among today’s must reads from around…
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U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Decline on Building Materials

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. retail sales unexpectedly eased in February on declines in grocery stores and building materials, which could potentially reflect cooler weather, though also may signal further…
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Will the Cousins/TIER Deal Lead to More REIT M&As?

The impending $5.9 billion all-stock merger of office REITs Cousins Properties Inc. and TIER REIT Inc. could open the door for other smaller REITs joining forces, one commercial real estate observer…
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Tips for Drafting Pop-Up Store Agreements

While temporary “pop-up” stores are not a new concept, their prevalence has grown exponentially in recent years. Anyone who has ever purchased a Halloween costume or a Christmas tree has likely…