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10 Must Reads for CRE Investors on April 7, 2020

Short-term rental industry is taking a hit, reports the Wall Street Journal. The New York Times looks at how the economy can survive. These are today’s…
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Pier 1 Asks for a Court Ruling to Skip Rent Payments

(Bloomberg)—Retailers have a new tool to use in the scuffle between landlords and tenants: a court ruling that could help them withhold rent. Pier 1 Imports Inc. is the latest retailer to seize…
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Tom Barrack Gives Up on Rescue Plan for Non-Bank Lenders

(Bloomberg)—After pushing for weeks for government intervention to help asset-backed securities markets, Tom Barrack isn’t optimistic about his chances. “We’re fighting politics,” the…
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Weathering Extreme Markets with Real Estate Investments

Recessions present financial advisors with one of the biggest professional challenges they can face. Imbalanced and rudderless portfolios are exposed. Securities plummet as panic selling ensues.…
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Co-Working Start-Up The Wing Lays Off Hundreds

(Bloomberg)—The Wing, a co-working startup targeting female members, cut about half of its full-time staff and the bulk of its hourly employees, while furloughing other workers, according to people…
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Six Must Read Items for CRE Investors on April 4, 2020

Neiman Marcus has advanced in its bankruptcy preparations, reports Reuters. A Brooklyn apartment building landlord has cancelled April rent for his tenants,…
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How Effective Story Telling Can Help Create Essential Connections

Anyone can provide numbers on a sheet of paper, but if you are hoping to successful raise capital online, especially during times like these, you will need to go beyond the numbers. The key to crowdfunding…
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Seven Rules for Lenders Navigating Workouts During Uncertain Times

If the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation persists, real estate lenders increasingly will be faced with the need to restructure loans in their portfolios. Lenders that held non-performing real estate loans during prior real…
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Where Do CRE Brokerages See the Future for Proptech?

Investments in technology have come even more to the forefront in recent weeks as a large percentage of the commercial real estate workforce shifts to working from home. Earlier in the year, NREI…

Historic Low Yields Back in Sight After Volatility Vanquished

(Bloomberg) -- The Treasury market may have steadied from its craziest swings, but it’s way too soon to say the fearful trade that pushed yields to historic lows last month is done. Emergency…