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Jonathan Chassin on His New Gig, Nonbank Lenders and Joe Moinian
Commercial Observer, Mar. 17, 2017--Cathy CunninghamLast month, The Moinian Group officially launched its lending arm, Moinian Capital Partners, with the hiring of Jonathan Chassin.
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CRE Sector Adjusts to Rising Interest Rate Environment
National Real Estate Investor, Mar. 16, 2017--Diana BellIndustry professionals do not expect the Federal Reserve's gradual increases to be too disruptive to commercial real estate capital markets.
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Price Growth on Commercial Assets Is Showing Signs of Petering Out
National Real Estate Investor, Mar. 20, 2017Price increases for U.S. commercial real estate assets have started to moderate in recent months, perhaps as a result of the expectation of rising interest rates.
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Why We Will Learn More About The Fed This Week Than Last Week, Mar. 20, 2017--Martin TillierThis week--the week after the Federal Reserve's rate-setting meeting--demands our attention. The Fed does not allow committee members to speak publicly about their feelings on policy for a week and a half or so after the meeting, the so-called "quiet period."
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Cities Restore Lost Streets, Local Charm After Razing Failed Malls
Wall Street Journal, Mar. 20, 2017--Jon Kamp; Scott Calvert (subscription)From Worcester, Mass., to Palm Springs, Calif., developments emerge from under enclosed shopping centers.
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Surprise: Outlet Malls Are Hot
Wall Street Journal, Mar. 21, 2017--Esther Fung (subscription)Internet shopping is reshaping the retail landscape and slamming mall operators. But one corner of the industry is thriving: outlet centers.
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The U.S. Apartment Boom, Measured in Construction Cranes
Wall Street Journal, Mar. 22, 2017--Stephanos Chen (subscription)Of 12 major U.S. metro areas, Chicago has the most cranes working on residential construction projects. Seattle comes in second.
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Sears Has ‘Substantial Doubt’ That It Can Survive
CNN Money, Mar. 22, 2017--Chris IsidoreSears Holdings, the holding company for the two iconic retail brands--Sears and Kmart, warned investors late Tuesday that it can't promise it will stay in business.
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Inside the Troubled Kushner Tower: Empty Offices and Mounting Debt
Bloomberg, Mar. 22, 2017--Caleb Melby; David KocieniewskiThe Manhattan tower co-owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has been losing money for three years and faces increasing loan fees in 2017, which may explain why the family has been negotiating with Chinese insurance behemoth Anbang on new financing.
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