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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…
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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…
Sears Canada

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…
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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…
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Investment Trends of Note for Advisors: Multifamily Real Estate

By Fred Kauber One of the privileges of presiding over a financial product platform for independent wealth managers is the opportunity to observe which investment themes might resonate with advisors and…
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 6, 2017)

The U.S. Treasury has recommended repealing sections of the Dodd-Frank Act, according to CNBC. Las Vegas shooter was a successful real estate investor, according to NPR. These are among today’s must reads from around…
Sears Canada

Time Running Out on Blackstone-Backed Bid for Sears Canada

(Bloomberg)—Time is running out for Sears Canada Inc.’s executive chairman to pull off a bid for the company’s assets and avert a liquidation that would eliminate as many as 13,000 jobs. A management…