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Good Student Housing Deals Prove Hard to Find in Smaller Markets

Citing a disconnect on cap rate expectations, a growing number of investors have walked away from negotiations to buy and sell student housing properties in smaller markets.   “I believe that’s…
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Will REITs Repeat Their Stellar Performance in 2020?

As measured by their total returns, REITs blew the roof off the market in 2019. Overall, the REIT sector posted a total return of 28.1 percent last year, according to trade group Nareit. That’s…
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10 Must Reads for CRE Investors on January 13, 2019

The pace of new construction in Chicago is dropping, reports Crain's Chicago Business. Bisnow looks at the toll of Australia's horrific brushfire season…
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Rent-Cap Czar Insists Berlin Is ‘El Dorado’ for Investors

(Bloomberg) -- A Berlin politician who’s trying to shield tenants from steep rent increases dismissed concerns the measures could spook investors, calling the German capital an “El Dorado”…
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Fannie-Freddie Profit Sweep Brings Dueling Appeals to High Court

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Supreme Court could say as early as Friday whether it will intervene in a high-stakes fight over hundreds of billions of dollars in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac profits that…
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Rail Service Access Will Play Bigger Role in Industrial Development

A growing truck driver shortage, along with improved efficiency of U.S. rail operations, has more shippers considering rail transportation as a viable alternative to long-haul trucking.  As a result,…
Google Quietly Expands in New York in Wake of Amazon’s Stumble

Google Continues to Grow Presence in New York City

(Bloomberg)—If Amazon.com Inc.’s botched expansion in New York City offers a cautionary tale, Google is showing there’s another way. The Alphabet Inc. unit has added thousands of jobs since…
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10 Must Read Items for CRE Investors on Jan. 10, 2020

Business Insider looks at how the real estate sector might change in the new decade. Walmart’s new technology is bad news for shopping center operators,…
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A Look at Eastern Union's Pooled Loan Division

Anyone who has shopped at Costco knows that buying in bulk can often translate to lower prices. Eastern Union aims to prove that the same principle applies to commercial real estate loans. The…
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2020 Will Be a Busy Year for Affordable Housing Development

Despite the rising cost of land, labor and materials, more developers are finding the financing tools needed to build new affordable housing. “There is higher production in 2018 than 2017, thanks…