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If Banks Are Still Lending, What’s The Real Reason Behind The Growth Of Debt Funds?
Forbes, July 12, 2017--Champaign WilliamsA decade ago debt funds were the last option for borrowers looking for capital to get a project off the ground. Today these funds stand toe-to-toe with some of the country's largest banks--and it is not because traditional lenders have ceased to take on commercial real estate debt.
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REITs Have Complicated Relationship Status With Interest Rates
Forbes, July 10, 2017--Sam DiedrichAs an income-oriented sector, real estate investment trusts can be negatively affected by interest-rate increases. As interest rates rise, all else being equal, the income produced by REITs at the current stock price is worth less, and so prices generally fall in order to increase the yield of those stocks relative to other income producing instruments.
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Facebook is Building a Village That Will Include Housing, a Grocery Store and a Hotel
Business Insider, July 7, 2017--Avery Hartmans Internet giant Facebook wants to build housing, retail stores, a hotel and more at its corporate headquarters--in short, Facebook wants to build its own town.
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Natixis Facilitates First “Green Bond” CMBS Deal
Commercial Property Executive, July 7, 2017--Gail KalinowskiNatixis issued the first green-specific tranche in a CMBS to refinance part of Ivanhoé Cambridge and Callahan Capital Properties' $358.6 million acquisition loan for New York City's 85 Broad St.
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The Amazon-Whole Foods Deal and Its Impact on Owners and Lenders
National Real Estate Investor, July 12, 2017--Eli RazinOn the heels of Amazon's recently announced acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, owners and lenders of Whole Foods-anchored properties are waiting to see what Amazon will do with the latest purchase the e-commerce giant has placed in its shopping cart.
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