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The Weekender Podcast, Episode 5

Check out episdoe five of the NREI Weekender Podcast. In this episode of the NREI Weekender Podcast, by Informa, NREI.com, David Bodamer and co-host Aric Johnson introduce the NREI Research Series…
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What Should HNW Investors Know About Opportunity Zones?

The IRS keeps throwing new regulations at the much-dissected Opportunity Zone program. That, in turn, throws off some commercial real estate investors, developers and lenders, since the Opportunity…
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Merlin, Blackstone, CPPIB to Buy Legoland for $6.1B

(Bloomberg)—The owner of Legoland theme parks aims to go private in a $6.1 billion buyout, seeking to invest more in worldwide expansion and attract new fans of the plastic bricks in markets such…
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Plenty of Alternative Uses Exist for Struggling Office Buildings

Older office buildings with high vacancies often suffer from lack of access to mass transportation or require significant infusions of capital to compete for tenants in today’s market. Landlords…
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10 Must Reads for CRE Investors on June 28, 2019

An exodus of Latin America investors caused Miami's high-end real estate market to dip, reports the Wall Street Journal. The New York Times looks at a growing…
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Forever 21 Has Asked its Landlords if They’d Like to Invest in It

(Bloomberg)—A small faction of officials at Forever 21 Inc. has asked its biggest landlords if they’d consider taking a stake in the clothing retailer, as the company’s leadership battles…
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White House Tax Plan Would Index Capital Gains to Inflation

(Bloomberg)—The White House is developing a plan to cut taxes by indexing capital gains to inflation, according to people familiar with the matter, in a move that would largely benefit the wealthy…
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Omni-Channel Retail Sales Present a Rent Challenge for Landlords

Retail landlords need to adapt to tenants increasinglty employing omni-channel sales formats, according to industry insiders. “Many times, [landlords] have a clause in the lease that requires…

Should Hudson’s Bay Go Private?

Struggling Canadian department store chain Hudson's Bay Co., owner of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, might be going private. A group of Hudson’s Bay shareholders, spearheaded by Executive…
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10 Must Read Items for CRE Investors on June 27, 2019

Howard Hughes Corp. to explore strategic alternatives, according to CNBC. Few U.S. renters believe they will ever own a home, reports the Wall Street Journal.…