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11 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 1, 2020)

Macy’s plans to reopen 68 stores on Monday, reports MarketWatch. The Washington Post looks at iconic brands that could disappear because of coronavirus.…
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Oil Price Freefall Spells “Rock Bottom” Office Prices in Houston

Oil prices bumping along at low levels are likely to result in a glut of sublet space in Houston and other energy-dependent office markets. They may also give cash-rich investors an opportunity…
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What Working from Home Looks Like for CRE Pros

As most of the country remains under shelter-in-place orders, the commercial real estate industry has been no different. We asked industry members to send us photos of what their new professional lives looked like. Turns out working…
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New Net Lease Platform Is Getting Plenty of Demand

As with most other sectors in commercial real estate, the economic earthquake set off by the coronavirus pandemic has rattled investors in net lease properties. A first quarter report from The…
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Hudson’s Bay Has Missed April CMBS Payments

(Bloomberg)—Hudson’s Bay Co. missed April payments on two commercial mortgage-backed securities, signaling the retail industry’s woes are spreading to debt markets. The securities, part of…
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Banks May Not Return to Office Skyscrapers

(Bloomberg)—Bankers yearning to return to their high-rise offices should brace for disappointment. Headquarters built to house thousands of staff might be a “thing of the past” if social…
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Rental Insurance Comes into Play Amid COVID Crisis

Millions of apartment renters across the U.S. have lost jobs and income in the economic crisis caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus. Many are working with landlords by making partial payments…
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How Can CRE Industry Ensure Data Security in a Lockdown?

Data security was already a growing issue for commercial real estate professionals before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now, with two-thirds of the U.S. workforce working from home, including most…
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11 Must Reads for CRE Investors on April 30, 2020

New York City construction sites have started to reopen, reports The New York Times. More than 50 percent of mall department stores are predicted to close…
Exiting Billion-Dollar Deals Over Coronavirus Spurs Big Court Fights

Deals Agreed On Just Before the Pandemic Leading to Court Battles

(Bloomberg)—A deal is a deal, except for a growing number of companies that agreed to buy assets before the Covid-19 pandemic sent markets plunging. Panicked executives already have launched…