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More Than an Apartment, Not Exactly a Hotel: WhyHotel Looks for the Sweet Spot
Washington Post, Dec. 21, 2016--Sullivan, Patricia Vornado's The Bartlett apartment tower in Arlington, Va. looks and feels like an AirBnB home-share, but is run by professionals in a sizable new apartment block. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's Greg Leisch called the apartment industry "very slow, way behind the hotel and office industry in participating in the sharing economy."
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REIT IPOs Continue to Face Hurdles
National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 4, 2017--Mattson-Teig, Beth The real estate investment trust market saw few new players added to the roster in 2016. The sedate pace of IPO activity is testament to the challenging pricing market that still exists, and 2017 is shaping up to be another slow year.
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Fed Officials See Gradual Rate Hikes as Upside Risks Debated
Bloomberg, Jan. 4, 2017--Condon, Christopher; Torres, Craig Federal Reserve officials focused on the impact of potential fiscal stimulus during their December policy meeting, with many starting to worry that the central bank might eventually be forced to quicken the pace of interest-rate increases to head off higher inflation.
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Real Capital Markets: Investors Still Sweet on Commercial Real Estate
Real Estate Journals, Jan. 4, 2017--Rafter, Dan  Investors still love commercial real estate. And they love multifamily properties most of all.
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