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Some Mortgage REITs to Benefit from Trump Policies
Barron's, Nov. 14, 2016--Stone, Amey Analysts at FBR & Co. expect commercial mortgage real estate investment trusts to be among the beneficiaries of a Trump presidency as interest rates rise.
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Two Potential Trump HUD Secretaries Are Touted
National Mortgage Professional, Nov. 14, 2016--Hall, Phil Politico says Pamela Patenaude of Bipartisan Policy Center under consideration; Daily Caller says Westchester (N.Y.) county executive Rob Astorino in mix.
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Six Property Types Strong Enough to Thrive in a Recession
National Real Estate Investor, Nov. 15, 2016--Bell, Diana One thing is sure: eventually every commercial real estate cycle winds down. But which property types might be good hedges against an economic downturn?
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Trouble Brewing in Commercial Real Estate
Wall Street Journal, Nov. 15, 2016--Grant, Peter Defaults are rising in a key corner of the commercial real-estate debt market just as borrowing costs are set to jump.
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What a Trump-Branded Federal Reserve Might Look Like
Bloomberg, Nov. 16, 2016--Duy, Timothy A. Trump can nominate two governors to fill open positions on the Fed Board immediately. Yellen's position as chair expires Feb. 3, 2018. Trump previously stated he would replace her with a Republican. That would be a third spot.
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Macy’s Makes Real-Estate Pact With Brookfield; Profit Falls
Wall Street Journal, Nov. 10, 2016--Jamerson, Joshua Macy's Inc. posted another quarter of lower sales at existing stores and struck a deal that could further shrink its retail footprint.
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Trump Won. What Does That Mean for Commercial Real Estate?
Midwest Real Estate News, Nov. 16, 2016--Rafter, Dan Now that the presidential election is over, it's time to ask the big question: How will a Donald Trump presidency affect commercial real estate?
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Irvine Homebuying Firm HomeUnion Going Public
Orange County (Calif.) Register, Nov. 16, 2016--Collins, Jeff An Irvine, Calif. company that seeks to help investors buy rental houses across the country announced plans for an initial public stock offering in the near future.
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Droning Along: What Commercial Real Estate Property Owners Should Consider in the Drone Age
National Law Journal, Nov. 15, 2016--Sacco Smith, Jennifer With the increasing popularity of drone technology comes the need to address the potential risks and threats to real property rights, privacy rights, liability and personal injury.
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