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L+M, Invesco Buy 2,800 Manhattan Apartments in $1.2B Deal

(Bloomberg)—L+M Development Partners and Invesco Real Estate agreed to pay $1.2 billion for 2,800 Manhattan market-rate rental apartments, and plan to return the bulk of them to affordability. The…
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10 Must Reads for CRE Investors on July 31, 2019

Amazon will not buy homes but, rather provide home equipment and services amid its partnership with Reology, reports the Wall Street Journal. The New York…
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Investors Remain Wary of Retail-Backed CMBS Loans

Retail-backed CMBS loans continue to draw mixed reviews from lenders and investors. Where some see a ticking time bomb, others see an opportunity to invest in high-quality, conservatively underwritten…
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Tips for First-Time Seniors Housing Investors

Historically, the seniors housing market consisted primarily of non-profit organizations, small owners and operators and a finite list of private equity firms, REITs and institutional investors…
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The Sears Estate Would Like to Pay Retirees $135 in Life Insurance

(Bloomberg)—Workers who retired after years of folding shirts and selling refrigerators for Sears Holdings Corp. banded together earlier this year to complain when the retailer’s bankrupt shell…
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Apartment Developers Continue to Bet on Suburban Garden-Style Projects

Developers in the U.S. continue to build more low-rise apartment buildings than any other type of construction. That includes a high volume of new garden-style apartment buildings—often three-story…
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A Rate Cut Might Lead to an Asset Bubble

(Bloomberg)—Warren Buffett’s warning that you only learn who’s swimming naked when the tide goes out is hardly heard these days as waves of easy monetary policy wash over the world’s financial…
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What’s Going On at J.C. Penney’s?

The embattled J.C. Penney Co. may be considering debt restructuring options. Earlier this month, Reuters reported that the retailer hired advisers to explore debt restructuring options that could…
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10 Must Read Items for CRE Investors on July 30, 2019

A new breed of real estate investors is going after properties damaged by natural disasters, reports the Wall Street Journal. The New York Times looks at…
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Hilco to Redevelop Former Coal Plant into a Mixed-Use Project

(Bloomberg)—The L Street Power Station provided Boston with electricity for more than a century, burning coal and belching fumes into the sky. Mostly mothballed in 2007, it may soon be reborn…