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Landlords Face Pandemic Insurance Dilemma

As they continue to grapple with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic—and wait for further federal relief—commercial real estate tenants may increasingly sue landlords to seek…
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CRE Crowdfunding Navigates the Pandemic

In an environment where more activity in general has been forced online, investors are getting increasingly comfortable buying and selling commercial real estate that way as well, including in the…
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Eight Must Reads for the CRE Industry on Dec. 1, 2020

Climate change could lead to the next mortgage crisis, warns Politico. Extended Stay America has outperformed in recent weeks, reports the Wall Street Journal.…
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Libor’s Likely Reprieve Is a Welcome Acknowledgment of Reality

(Bloomberg Opinion)—The overseers of three-month dollar Libor are considering a stay of execution for the benchmark interest rate for trillions of dollars’ worth of securities that was scheduled…
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Seven Steps to Crowdfunding Real Estate

This is the part seven of a seven-part series on crowdfunding. (You can find Part One here, Part Two here, Part Three here, Part Four here, Part Five here and Part Six here.) As we wrap up this…
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HNWI Interest Grows for CRE Feeder Funds

It is no surprise that private equity real estate funds that are normally laser focused on large institutional investors are expanding their target audience to include high net worth individuals…
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (Nov. 30, 2020)

In-person foot traffic at physical retail stores was down 52 percent from a year ago, according to data reported by CNBC. The New York Times explores how…
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Understanding the Role of Cap Rates in Self-Storage Values

Let’s talk about the capitalization (cap) rate, that fuzzy, malleable metric outside your control that seems to yield a different answer each time someone asks, “How much is my self-storage…
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Home Depot Deal Raises Buildings Materials M&A to Record Height

(Bloomberg) -- The Covid-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders have prompted many to re-think their relationships. In the case of industrial distributor HD Supply Holdings Inc., lock-down restrictions…
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With Careful Underwriting, Lenders Continue to Finance Office Deals

A decline in office utilization if it lasts beyond the pandemic could pose risks for loans backed by office assets, because it is likely to impact office rents, occupancy rates and market values,…