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USA: Increased Demand for Multi-Generational Housing

Washington – The pandemic has buoyed the custom residential design sector while impacting homeowner design preferences, according to a fourth quarter Home Design Trends Survey from the American…
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Six Must Reads for the CRE Industry on Jan. 5, 2021

Smaller metropolitan markets in the middle of the U.S. are seeing the strongest rise in home prices, reports CNBC. Nordstrom looks like one of the department…
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Applebee’s Is Testing its First Drive-thru Location

An Applebee’s franchise operator is retrofitting a location in Texarkana, Texas, with a drive-thru pickup window that the franchisor hopes will provide insights for future store design and takeout…
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2020’s 10 Most Important CRE Stories

The story of 2020 was COVID-19. The worst pandemic in a century disrupted every aspect of our lives for much of the year and we will continue to feel its effects for years to come, even after the immediate danger of the virus…
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Eight Must Reads for the CRE Industry on Dec. 30, 2020

The New York Legislature passed one of the most comprehensive anti-eviction laws in U.S. this week, reports The New York Times. With the start of vaccine…
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California’s Government Is to Blame for Companies Movies Elsewhere

(Bloomberg Opinion)—Amid raging wildfires, rolling blackouts and a worsening coronavirus outbreak, it has not been a great year for California. Unfortunately, the state is also reeling from a…
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U.S. 20-City Home Price Index Rises the Most Since 2014

(Bloomberg)—A measure of home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose in October by the most since 2014 as ultra-low mortgage rates and increased buyer appetite for more space depleted housing inventory. The…
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2020 Year-in-Review: NREI's Top 10 Podcasts

The first full year of our podcast could not have come at a more pivotal time for the sector. With COVID-19 reshaping the built landscape, renewed conversations on diversity and inclusion and the beginning of a new distressed…
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Six Must Reads for the CRE Industry on Dec. 29, 2020

Supermarket chains rethink their reliance on Instacart, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Real Deal ranks the most active New York City developers of…
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Defined Benefit Pension Plans Struggle with Negative Real Rates

(Bloomberg Opinion)—Defined-benefit pension plans were already barely treading water heading into 2020. In the years ahead, the risk is as great as ever that a large swath of them will drown. As…