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Nonlisted REIT Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc. traded the 460,000-square-foot DreamWorks headquarters and studio campus in Glendale, CA to a South Korean investor 10 days ago for $290 million. The amount of funds raised by non-traded REITs is expected to hit a 15-year low for 2017 amid increased federal regulatory scrutiny and pressure on companies to reduce their fee structures and increase transparency into their operations. At least...
Newmark Knight Frank headquarters at 125 Park Ave. in New York City. Newmark Group, Inc., a commercial real estate and advisory firm that includes brokerage Newmark Knight Frank (NKF), has set terms for an initial public offering aimed at raising $615 million. Newmark, backed by NKF parent firm BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), announced this week it will launch its "road show," a series of presentations to analysts, fund managers and other...
Following two years of increased originations, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is lowering its projections for the multifamily lending market in 2018. FHFA, which oversees Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, announced that the 2018 multifamily lending caps for each government-sponsored enterprise will be $35 billion. That is down from $36.5 billion in 2017. The 2018 limit returns to the same lending cap set in 2015 and reflects the FHFA's expectations...
Since early September the real estate world has been enthralled by Amazon’s search for a second home, and justifiably so. The new co-headquarters is being billed as opportunity to bring more than 50,000 full-time jobs to the winning metro, a tantalizing prize for any governor or mayor. Nearly 240 cities raced to meet the RFP’s response deadline by mid-October focused on fulfilling all its requirements, but which ones make the short list? To answer...
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have started work to reconcile differences between their two tax bills, including the timetable for reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%. Of special interest to commercial real estate investors is how the final legislation will tax so-called "pass-through" entities such as sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and S corporations. Tax treatment of pass-throughs is...
      
National Real Estate Investor
Some of the markets may surprise you, according to the just released Office Space Across the World report from real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.
By expanding its range of services, CVS is giving its consumers even more reason to come to its stores, according to industry experts.
A Sears investor is urging the company to explore going private, according to Reuters. The Wall Street Journal reports that developers in competitive urban real-estate markets are building luxury housing in rundown neighborhoods, pitching them as up-and-coming, hot neighborhoods. These are among today’s top must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
It's great for landlords mainly because they tend to do business via pass-through entities.
It seems like building more housing is worth trying, for anyone worried about the exodus of low-income residents and disadvantaged minorities from the city.
      
Wall Street Journal
Work on an 800-foot-tall tower in East Midtown that has been under construction for six months was halted last week following a vote by the New York City Council to limit skyscrapers in the area,.
Mall owners long treated gyms, massage parlors, and billiards halls as unwanted tenants that attracted lower-rent visitors who were unlikely to shop. Now they’re giving health clubs some of their best real estate.
Asking rents for New Jersey office space are nearing records as landlords undertake extensive renovations and fill older properties with top-notch amenities.
Brookfield Property Partners LP has made a $14.8 billion offer to acquire the shares of mall owner GGP Inc. that it doesn’t already own, according to people familiar with the matter.
Oak Tree Road, known as “Little India,” has been transformed from a rundown and desolate area to a booming ethnic business district that attracts South Asian customers from Maine to Maryland.
      
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