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Rising Rents Are Finally Forcing Millennials to Buy Houses

March 25, 2015

Americans in their 20s and early 30s are getting a nudge toward homeownership a decade after sales peaked during the housing bubble. It’s not their nagging parents. It’s rents. They've risen so much that buying is making more sense.

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For Foreign Investors, U.S. Assets Are Attractive and Challenging

March 18, 2015

Now that the United States economy is back on its feet, and the U.S. is once again proving to be a safe investment in the midst of a volatile world, foreign investors are investing billions of dollars in real estate here.

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Chinese Buyers Can’t Get Enough of U.S. Real Estate Assets

February 18, 2015

As expected, Chinese investors have been pouring money into U.S. properties in recent weeks. The announcement of the latest transaction came on Friday, when Commercial Observer reported that the Bank of China invested $120 million in a $220 million refinancing of a warehouse facility at 1000 West Fulton Market in Chicago that will be converted to office use to house Google.

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Former FEMA Office Building in New Orleans Goes to Auction

February 11, 2015

Property owner determines that an online auction on Freedom Realty Exchange (FRE.com) presents the best opportunity for a buyer from anywhere in the world to purchase the building

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Why are Investors Flocking to Downtown Dallas?

January 6, 2015

As a flurry of development projects sweep through the downtown district of Dallas, the urban core of one of the state’s biggest cities is finally receiving its due. Many of those projects are focused on redevelopment rather than new development, thus paving the way for the downtown area’s transformation. Stretching between Pacific Avenue and Commerce, Elm and Main streets, the downtown district is now witnessing near historic sales volumes.

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Distressed Outlook: Big Banks Continue to Whittle Down Legacy Loans

December 29, 2014

The nation's largest banks have attacked their delinquent loan portfolios with gusto, but they may hit barriers in 2015 as they try to further whittle down their distressed assets.

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Houston Named as the Market to Watch in Commercial Real Estate Boom

December 16, 2014

According to a report recently released by the Urban Land Institute and Price Waterhouse Cooper, Houston leads the country in terms of markets to watch for the coming year

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Former Paper Manufacturing Facility to be Sold in an Online Auction

November 20, 2014

Vacant industrial/manufacturing building available at a starting bid of less than $2.55 p/sf

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Foreign Investment in U.S. Market to Top 2013 Levels, Reaching $50B, Predicts JLL

October 23, 2014

Foreign institutional investors are spending heavily on U.S. assets this year, revealed JLL’s global capital markets experts at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) fall meeting, currently underway at New York’s Javits Center.

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Chinese investors are pushing into Melbourne and Sydney

October 13, 2014

In a sleek black display room in downtown Melbourne, Adrian Sum is getting ready to launch construction of his first joint venture Australian apartment project.

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