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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today

April 16, 2014

Deutsche Bank is reportedly marketing the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Resort with a selling price north of $2 billion. A Seeking Alpha piece argues that student housing REITs should outperform in 2014. Forbes looks at the burgeoning same-day delivery grocery war that’s emerging between Amazon, Google and Walmart. After failing to crack the America’s grocery market, Tesco is giving the U.S. another shot, this time with an apparel play. These are all among today’s 10 must reads for the commercial real estate sector

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CrowdFunding for Real Estate Investing

April 10, 2014

If you’re an active real estate investor, you’re probably familiar with investing through real estate investment trusts (REITs). These sell shares in a group of real estate investments similar to mutual funds. Many investors prefer these to outright real estate ownership because their investments are more diversified. However, the two biggest drawbacks are all of the fees charged to manage the trusts and the fact that investors have no say in what real estate is purchased by the trust.

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Lenders Follow Investors to Smaller Markets

April 9, 2014

Investors are returning to smaller cities such as Provo, Utah and Clarksville, Ind. in search of fresh opportunities and higher yields. And they are pulling lenders along with them.

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Distressed Property Sales Remains a Hot Little Market Unto Itself

March 13, 2014

While Distress Property Continues to Shrink as Part of Overall Sales, Bargain Hunters Remain Active as Banks Clean House

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Owner/User Buyers Making a Comeback

February 7, 2014

Banks Increasingly More Willing To Finance Sale/Leaseback, Build-to-Suits and Corporate Investments

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Hit by Slowing Growth at Home, Chinese Investors Shift Billions to U.S. Real Estate

January 30, 2014

CRE Investments in U.S. Property by Chinese Investors Jumped More Than 900% Last Year

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Canadian Investors Increasingly Look South

January 22, 2014

Even though the U.S. office markets took a while to recover after the recession, the country is expected to enjoy lowered vacancy and higher rents in 2014, maintaining Canadian investors’ preference for U.S. properties this year. Canadian office markets have slowed down of late because of tepid demand caused by overbuilding.

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“Recycled” Capital Gives Non-Traded REITs a Boost

January 21, 2014

One of the biggest stories buzzing through the non-traded REIT industry is the fact that the industry hit a $20 billion high water mark in 2013—almost double the $10.3 billion raised in 2012.

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Four U.S. Markets Ranked Among Top Five Global Picks for CRE Investment

January 9, 2014

Overseas Investors Showing Increasing Interest in Cities Beyond the Usual Suspects

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What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2014

January 8, 2014

January 1 is only a date on the calendar. It’s come and gone. It’s not a milestone that causes everything in the market to change. Yes, lots of statistics and predictions will come out around that date. However, the fact is the real estate market typically evolves rather than goes through major revolutions.

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