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Bed Bath & Beyond Hopes to Copy Target’s Success

(Bloomberg Opinion)—Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s sales have withered in recent years for a variety of internal reasons, but it has also suffered because of punishing competition from Target…
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10 Must Reads for CRE Investors on October 9, 2019

Real estate market in New York is not in a 'free fall', according to Forbes. Online brand Allbirds plans to double its physical footprint next year, reports…
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CRE Lenders Focus on Limiting Refinancing Risk

The drop in interest rates has been great news for borrowers, with low cost of capital that is effectively giving them more buying power. Yet, for the most part, lenders are keeping borrowers in…
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Is Rent Control a Good Thing for Multifamily Properties?

The issue of rent control is a sensitive one. It’s hard to make a stand for the importance of a free market undefined by governmental intrusion without sounding like a greedy landlord. But there…
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Brookfield Might Sell 1,000-Room Florida Hotel in Jeff Soffer

(Bloomberg)—An Brookfield Asset Management Inc. affiliate is in talks to sell the Diplomat Beach Resort, a 1,000-room hotel in Hollywood, Florida, to real estate developer Jeff Soffer, according…
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Can No Deposits Make Apartment Rents More Affordable?

(Bloomberg)—How do you make rental housing more affordable? As policy makers nationwide search for an answer -- tinkering with proposals ranging from comprehensive rent control to rezoning --…
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Medical Office Assets Remain in Favor with CRE Investors

There continues to be very strong investor appetite for medical office buildings (MOBs), according to several industry sources. Roughly $4.7 billion’s worth of medical office buildings traded…
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Industry Mergers Are Creating an Opportunity to Buy Casino Hotels

Smaller real estate investors might find more acquisition opportunities in the casino hotel space in the wake of giant sector deals like the merger of gaming giants Eldorado Resorts Inc. and Caesars…
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10 Must Reads for CRE Investors on October 8, 2019

The Wall Street Journal looks at co-living companies offering affordable housing to low-wage workers. Office buildings are increasingly adding rooftops and…
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Tenants in Boston Area Cut Back on Office and Lab Space

(Bloomberg)—There’s no clearer sign of Boston’s flourishing economy than the office towers expanding its skyline. But along with the flashy amenities inside like free beer and game rooms,…