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
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.
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.
While Distress Property Continues to Shrink as Part of Overall Sales, Bargain Hunters Remain Active as Banks Clean House
Banks Increasingly More Willing To Finance Sale/Leaseback, Build-to-Suits and Corporate Investments
CRE Investments in U.S. Property by Chinese Investors Jumped More Than 900% Last Year
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.
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.
Overseas Investors Showing Increasing Interest in Cities Beyond the Usual Suspects
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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