10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 6, 2020)

Over the weekend a coalition of 15 industry trade groups called on the federal government to establish a liquidity facility for mortgage servicers, reports…

Fed Needs to Throw a Lifeline to Junk Bonds: Noah Smith

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The Federal Reserve seems determined to do whatever it takes to help protect the U.S. economy from being devastated by coronavirus-related shutdowns. It’s buying so many…
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Trump Organization Asks Deutsche Bank for Payment Delay

(Bloomberg)—The family business of U.S. President Donald Trump is in informal discussions with Deutsche Bank AG about delaying some loan payments as the coronavirus forces widespread disruptions…
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COVID-19 Will Likely Give Office Workers Their Personal Space Back

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily life and economies around the world. Many wonder what a post-Coronavirus world will look like, how it will affect life and work going forward. The lockdown…
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How to Mitigate Property COVID-19 Exposure

The flood of coronavirus information can be paralyzing, but when the crisis hits home with a confirmed COVID-19 exposure in one of your buildings, you need to take action. In the month to come,…
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14 Must Reads for CRE Investors on April 3, 2020

Trump Organization properties are missing out on millions of dollars in lost revenue daily, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Financial Times looks at…
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Investors Continue to Show Willingness to Buy Medical Buildings

The medical office market appears to be a clear winner in a U.S. commercial real estate environment made murky by the coronavirus-generated economic nosedive. “Generally, if you own a medical…
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Some Universities Wait Rents for Their Commercial Tenants

(Bloomberg)—Rich universities are investing to save the heart of their college towns: the small businesses near campus. Colgate University in Hamilton, New York; Williams College in the Berkshires…
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WeWork Asks Landlords for Major Rent Reductions

(Bloomberg)—WeWork is in discussions with its biggest landlords globally as the co-working giant aims to slash as much as 30% from its copious load of rent liabilities, according to people with…
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10 Must Read Items for CRE Investors on Apr. 2, 2020

Washington is weighing a new infrastructure plan to help create jobs, reports The New York Times. FHFA chief warns this crisis might be worse than the subprime…