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Retail Troubles Hit Times Square with Store Closings, Lower Rents

(Bloomberg)—Struggling retailers are souring on Times Square. Gap and Cover Girl are among merchants looking to leave stores in the district, where companies have historically been willing to…
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A Strong Housing Market Will Keep U.S. Economy Going

A rejuvenated U.S. housing market will help keep the economy chugging along despite the threat posed by a derailment in corporate spending. Home construction outlays, which account for almost 4%…

How to Balance Proptech and Hands-On Property Management

Much has been written recently about the ways in which proptech is being utilized by commercial real estate developers and investors seeking to gain an edge on the competition. This past May, The…
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10 Must Read Items for CRE Investors on Jan. 15, 2020

A joint venture that includes the Blackstone Group will buy MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay, reports the Wall Street Journal. The New York Times looks at how…
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CMBS Delinquencies Projected to Stay Low in 2020

All signs point to CMBS delinquencies staying at their current low level in the year ahead. The 30+ day delinquency metric had reached a new post-crisis low in December, at 1.45 percent, according…
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U.S. Tightens Review Rules for Foreign Investment Deals

(Bloomberg)—The Trump administration on Monday issued long-awaited rules that will intensify scrutiny of foreign investment in U.S. companies. The final regulations, which will go into effect…
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American Infrastructure Funds Is Selling Safe Harbor Marinas

(Bloomberg)—American Infrastructure Funds is exploring a sale of one of the largest owners of U.S. marinas, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The firm has interviewed advisers…
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Claim Tax Deductions for Prior Building Repairs

The 2019 tax filing season presents a great opportunity for real estate businesses to capture significant tax benefits due to potential overcapitalization of repair and maintenance expenditures…
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Cuomo’s LaGuardia Air Train Draws Residents’ Opposition

(Bloomberg) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push to build a $2 billion Air Train connecting midtown Manhattan with LaGuardia Airport in Queens has ignited protests from neighborhood residents…

10 Must Reads for CRE Investors on January 14, 2019

Forbes puts together a list of the biggest retailers to close its doors last year. The New York Times looks at the life of late Faith Hope Consolo. These…