10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 4, 2017)

The Amazon deal is working out for Whole Foods, according to the New York Post. MarketWatch looks at the 10 best cities with low apartment rents. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

Prices Rise for Apartment Buildings, But Fewer Properties Sell

Investors continue to buy fewer apartment properties than they did last year. Yet prices continue to rise. “It’s another down month for volume, but prices are still increasing,” says James Costello,…

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 5, 2017)

Hotels, casinos and law enforcement agencies are evaluating security vulnerabilities in light of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, according to The New York Times. CNBC reports that seasonal tenants like Spirit Halloween are helping to fill…

Amazon Is Said to Test Delivery Service to Rival FedEx, UPS

(Bloomberg)—Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses, according to two…

HNW Investors Love Student Housing

When it comes to real estate investments, high-net-worth (HNW) individuals and family offices have been going to school: in recent years, more of them have been adding student housing to their portfolios. However,…
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Why Commercial Real Estate Lending by Big Apple’s Banks Is Down

Local New York lender Signature Bank was the leading originator of commercial real estate loans in New York City in the second quarter of 2016, and its competitor, New York Community Bank, was No. 3. A…
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Retail REITs Insist the Business is “Solid"

Nowadays, a mix of realism and optimism permeates the retail REIT sector, with landlords acknowledging the rocky atmosphere for brick-and-mortar retail while touting the rise of “experience” retailers…
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U.S. Rents Are Getting More Affordable—as the Renters Get Richer

(Bloomberg)—Following the Great Recession, the cost of rental housing took a growing bite out of U.S. household budgets, as increasing demand for rental units pushed up prices. Now the share of households…

CRE Pros Give Trump a Slightly Higher Approval Rating

The commercial real estate industry’s approval rating for president Trump has improved a bit since September. In a poll of about 900 NREI readers conducted between September 29th and October 3rd, 29.7…
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New Cannabis Law Attracting Real Estate Investors to Golden State

The state of California will begin issuing temporary licenses for “cannabis commercial activity” on Jan. 1, 2018, with permanent licensing to follow within 120 days. This highly anticipated event is…