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What Value Does AI Bring for CRE Investors?

As we approach the top of the real estate market cycle, commercial real estate investors are being forced to look at the bigger picture and become more adaptable to maximize their portfolios and…
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A Tight Labor Market Portends a Steady Outlook

Sponsored by Marcus & Millichap By John Chang Steady economic growth and favorable demographic trends continue to keep the national apartment market on solid footing. Demand remains driven…
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Some NYC Areas Have Retail Vacancies as High as 20 Percent

(Bloomberg)—In New York City, big businesses like Amazon and Google are adding space. It’s the small ones local politicians are worried about, with vacant storefronts taking up as much as 20%…
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Mirae Becomes the Leading Bidder for Anbang’s Hotels

(Bloomberg)—Mirae Asset Financial Group is emerging as the leading bidder for a U.S. luxury hotel portfolio being sold by trouble Chinese insurer Anbang Insurance Group Co., people with knowledge…
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10 Must Reads for CRE Investors on August 12, 2019

As more high-rises develop, the $70 billion elevator market is expected to grow even more spurred by technology, reports the Wall Street Journal. Crown Heights,…

Department Stores Face Dimmed Outlook for Holiday Season

(Bloomberg)—Christmas is more than four months away, but analysts at Credit Suisse already have a warning for investors in department stores: don’t be surprised if they start trimming their…
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U.S. Pension Funds Struggle to Meet Return Targets

(Bloomberg) --U.S. public pensions posted their weakest performance in three years, falling a percentage point short of their investment targets, and the prospect of rock-bottom interest rates and…
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Lower Hedging Costs Could Spur Foreign CRE Investment

The drop in interest rates is creating favorable ripple effects across the commercial real estate market in terms of lowering the cost of capital. Some foreign investors could also cash in on hedging…
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Hotel Operators Will Likely See a Slowdown in Rent Growth

The good times for the hotel sector are expected to keep on rolling, but they likely won’t get much better. “We see continued growth—at a much slower level,” says Jan Freitag, senior vice…
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Boomers and Their Kids Are Fueling Metropolitan Population Growth

Sponsored by CIM Group By Robert Dupree Millennials and baby boomers are solidifying their stature as city dwellers. For many, the preference for metropolitan living represents a welcome and exciting…