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Kimco CIO Ross Cooper Discusses Shopping Center Outlook

While not bullet-proof to the struggles of the overall retail sector, open-air and neighborhood shopping centers haven’t faced the same immense struggles that enclosed malls have. Experts agree…
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Houston Looks Close to the 1980s-Style Oil Industry Bust

(Bloomberg)—Houston is counting on industries outside the oilfield to employ residents of America’s fourth-largest city as the Texas shale boom sputters. “The situation Houston faces today…
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How Can Second-Tier Cities Attract More Residents?

(Bloomberg Opinion)—For the past three decades, one of the central stories in the U.S. economy has been the rise of superstar cities. As the country has shifted from manufacturing to services,…
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10 Must Reads for CRE Investors on December 5, 2019

Developers are eyeing empty parking lots as golden opportunities, reports The New York Times. Chicago's industrial real estate market is thriving, according…

Chinese Investors Curtail Spending on U.S. CRE Assets

(Bloomberg)—Chinese investment in U.S. commercial property is plunging as restrictions on capital leaving the country and geopolitical tensions weigh on real estate deals. Chinese investors put…

Amherst Holdings in Talks to Buy Front Yard Residential

(Bloomberg)—Amherst Holdings LLC is in advanced discussions to acquire Front Yard Residential Corp., a single-family landlord that put itself on the block in May after settling with an activist…
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Takeaways from the Toronto Real Estate Forum

For several years conversation in the commercial real estate industry has centered on the unusually long length of the current expansion cycle and how we must be in its late stages. But more than…
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Mortgage-Backed Securities Are on a Winning Streak

(Bloomberg)—The outperformance of mortgage-backed securities versus U.S. Treasuries has extended for a third straight month into November, buoyed in part by a decline in volatility. It’s now…
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New Canada Good Store Features Snow, But No Inventory

(Bloomberg)—Canada Goose Holdings Inc. will open a retail space in a Toronto mall this week, but calling it a store might be a stretch. There is no product inventory in what the company has dubbed…
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10 Must Read Items for CRE Investors on December 4, 2019

The Wall Street Journal looks at how the move away from LIBOR might impact regional banks. Los Angeles could limit the ability of real estate developers…