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10 Must Reads for CRE Investors on April 1, 2020

Some of the most risk-hungry real estate lenders are starting to come under pressure, reports the Wall Street Journal. Walmart will screen the temperatures…
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Is Marijuana-Related Real Estate Pandemic-Proof?

While many bricks-and-mortar stores have temporarily shut down recently because they were deemed as “non-essential” in a time of a pandemic, the debate has not been settled when it comes to…
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CMBS Market Grapples with Developing COVID-19 Effects

The calendar has turned to April after a seemingly endless month of March. With that it’s the first day that monthly rents and mortgage payments are coming due after a period in which a huge swath…
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Spain Orders Landlords to Cut Rents, Banks Rental Evictions

(Bloomberg)—Spain banned rental evictions for six months and ordered large landlords to cut rents for tenants impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, in the latest measure to keep the European Union’s…
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The Pandemic Is Pushing Consumers Online for All Their Needs

(Bloomberg)—The coronavirus pandemic is sparking enormous changes in e-commerce over a very short period of time, according to a study from Adobe Analytics. Average daily online sales for groceries,…
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Do Recent Interest Rates Cut Portend a Refi Windfall? Maybe Not

Commercial real estate borrowers who were hoping to capitalize on dramatic Fed rate cuts and a drop in the 10-year Treasury to refinance loans at record low rates may have missed their window of…
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Seven CRE Pros Discuss Life Under Shelter-in-Place Orders

Over the past few weeks, an increasing number of states and municipalities have issued shelter-in-place orders, hoping to contain the COVID-19 outbreak from spreading further. This has led to large-scale temporary closures of…
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10 Must Read Items for CRE Investors on March 31, 2020

Some people are calling for rent strikes in cities like New York, Boston and Los Angeles, according to the Associated Press. Whole Foods workers are getting…
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JPMorgan Plans $10B Alternative Investments Fund

(Bloomberg) --JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s alternative-investments division is seeking to raise as much as $10 billion in an effort to bolster its spending power as the Covid-19 pandemic roils global…
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Truckers’ Wariness of NYC Is Creating a Supply Chain Conundrum

(Bloomberg)—Delivering food to New York City’s supermarkets isn’t easy even in normal times. Now, it’s become a supply chain conundrum that’s testing the nerves of grocers, truckers and…