trump and trudeau

What Do NAFTA Negotiations Mean for Industrial Real Estate?

President Donald Trump recently called the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) the "worst trade deal in history” and said he would renegotiate or dissolve it. He also discussed the possibility of slapping…
Woman-power

Four Takeaways from the First National Women in Real Estate Symposium

Real estate is often characterized as a male-dominated industry, especially at the executive level. The First National Women in Real Estate Symposium, hosted by New York University’s Schack Institute…
business-strategy

Newly Nimble Family Offices Snag Deals Away From Private Equity

(Bloomberg)—Michael Gottdenker glimpsed the future over a bowl of pasta earlier this year, and he liked what he saw. The chief executive officer of Hargray Communications, a telecommunications company…
Janet Yellen

Yellen Is Said to Be at White House for Routine Cohn Meeting

(Bloomberg)—Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was back at the White House Friday for a routine meeting with economic adviser Gary Cohn, a U.S. official said, a day after President Donald Trump interviewed…
friends

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 20, 2017)

A tax system overhaul just became more likely with the Senate passing the 2018 fiscal budget, reports The Hill. MarketWatch warns that 2018 will be another tough year for U.S. retail chains. These are among today’s…
black-friday

What Will Be the Impact of Retail Landlords Taking Off Black Friday?

By now, the list of retailers that have vowed to close up shop on Thanksgiving Day is no less than 75. One major landlord, CBL & Associates Properties Inc., also announced that its retail properties…
Vacasa

Private Equity Looks to Challenge Airbnb With Vacasa Deal

(Bloomberg)—Vacasa LLC, an online vacation rental company, raised $104 million from a group of private equity firms looking to build up a challenger to Airbnb. The Portland, Oregon-based startup said…
data-analysis

Value-Add Investors Weigh Capital Options

The search for yield in a slowing market has investors shifting their focus to more lucrative value-add and opportunistic projects. And, so far, there appears to be plenty of capital to back those strategies. Buying…
cre

Institutional Investors Raise Their Targets for Real Estate Allocation

A new report put together by Cornell University’s Baker Program in Real Estate and Hodes Weill & Associates, a global real estate advisory firm, found that institutional investors continue to increase…
cre

Keppel, KBS Forming New REIT to Acquire $800 Million U.S. Office Portf

Singapore-based Keppel Corp. has received approval to launch a new REIT on the Singapore Exchange and has reached a deal for that REIT to acquire 11 U.S. office properties from Newport Beach, CA-based KBS…