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CoStar
It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: Dallas / Ft. Worth, New York City, Chicago, East Bay, San Francisco, Columbus, Inland Empire, South Florida, Cincinnati, Denver, Baltimore, Boston, Washington DC, Vancouver / Calgary, Philadelphia, and Detroit / Grand Rapids. DALLAS / FORT WORTH FelCor's Pentecost...
Barely a week after Global Logistic Properties, Ltd. (GLP) pulled off its latest billion-dollar-plus purchase, two high-value examples of companies seeking to trade industrial assets provide more evidence of the seemingly limitless appetite for US warehouse and logistics properties. This week came news that Blackstone Group was jumping back into the industrial property space with an agreement to buy 46 logistics properties totaling over 26 million...
In a virtual repeat of events one year ago, the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program, a popular and lucrative matchmaking and financing tool for pairing foreign investors with U.S. real estate developers, is set to expire next week at the Sept 30 end of the federal government's fiscal year. According to the Real Estate Roundtable trade association, lawmakers are again expected to extend the program for six weeks as part of the almost certain need...
While investors from Canada, China, Singapore, Qatar, Norway and Germany have ramped up their direct investment in US commercial property in recent years, one major overseas buying group has been notably absent from bidding wars for prime US property assets - the Japanese. But a recent report by Morgan Stanley’s fixed income and equity sales arm in Tokyo notes that Japanese investment capital has indeed been flowing into US real estate, only in...
As world leaders gather at the United Nations this week to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change, a new paper released by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) argues that real estate owners and investors need to prepare for a host of market implications likely to be accelerated by the major climate change agreement. Entitled L’Accord de Paris: A Potential Game Changer for the Global Real Estate Industry, the paper notes that buildings account...
      
National Real Estate Investor
The athletic-wear retailer has closed 55 locations in the past 18 months, taking its store count from 640 to 585.

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Toys “R” Us Inc. received a tentative offer for an $88 million financing deal that requires the toy retailer to raise as much as $512 million in the commercial mortgage-backed securities market.

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Business Insider looks at the 20 U.S. markets where properties sell fastest. 7-Eleven's parent company plans to more than double the number of U.S. stores, aiming for 20,000 locations, Chain Store Age reports. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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Much of the Chinese property spending here has gone into residential real estate, but in the past five years, office buildings have come to these investors’ attention.

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Smaller family firms are on the radar of big brokerage players and these companies are willing to pay substantial amounts for the smaller brands.

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Wall Street Journal
The two condominium buildings and an adjacent hotel are massive horizontal structures at the edge of the park and offer up-close city views.
Blackstone Group has cut a deal to pay $1.5 billion for a portfolio of logistics centers, in the latest sign that this e-commerce-driven business is one of the hottest areas in the commercial property industry.
Facing an impending expiration, the controversial EB-5 program designed to attract wealthy immigrants has federal lawmakers at an impasse, leaving its long-term future uncertain.
Mortgage-finance giant Freddie Mac and two nonbank lenders are loosening income and documentation requirements for mortgage applicants in a new pilot program.
Demand for high-quality offices and retail spaces in Long Island City is being fueled in part by the 11,000 condominiums and rental apartments that have been built there over the past decade.
      
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