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Michael Glimcher Takes On a New Role at a Pivotal Industry Moment

Regional mall owner Starwood Retail Partners has a new CEO—REIT industry veteran Michael Glimcher. Glimcher, who spent 27 years, including 12 as CEO, at Glimcher Realty Trust, will now be responsible…
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The Right Multifamily Investment Opportunities for HNW Investors

As high-net-worth (HNW) investors and family offices look to increase their portfolio allocations in real estate, the multifamily sector continues to offer attractive investment opportunities. HNW investors…
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Will Damage from the Hurricane Season Become an Opportunity for SFR In

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma decimated scores of single-family homes, leaving devastating floodwaters and damage in their wakes. Some investors may already be preparing to pounce on opportunities to purchase…

Suburban Offices Are Cool Again

(Bloomberg)—First you leave the city for a kid, a garage, and a backyard. Then you get a job in an office park—only maybe it’s an office park with yoga and food trucks. For millennials, the suburbs…

Predicting the Death of the Mall, One J.C. Penney at a Time

(Bloomberg)—Back in February, J.C. Penney said it planned to close down about 140 struggling stores. That might be just the beginning. Analysts at System2 LLC, a big-data startup, have identified another…
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 11, 2017)

The Wall Street Journal reports that property owners of shopping centers are looking to alternative tenants like houses of worships to tackle store vacancies. A Fannie Mae sentiment survey showed that housing confidence…
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Institutional Investors Develop Bigger Appetite for Debt Funds

The search for yield and stability in the later stages of the commercial real estate cycle is fueling a surge in fundraising success for debt funds. Capital flowing into private equity debt funds has been…
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Sears Canada to Liquidate With the Loss of 12,000 Jobs

(Bloomberg)—Sears Canada Inc. plans to liquidate its remaining stores with the loss of about 12,000 jobs, unable to fend off the march to online shopping after operating in malls and towns across the…
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Forget Amazon, Says Investor Backing Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

(Bloomberg)—It hasn’t been a good year for traditional retailers on either side of the Atlantic. Yet multiple store closures, bankruptcies and profit warnings -- with the finger often pointed toward…
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How to Increase the ROI of Today’s Grocery-Anchored Retail

It’s an inexorable fact of human existence that some people can adapt well to change and others struggle. It is no different in the world of real estate. Brick-and-mortar infrastructure has historically…