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The Commercial Market is ‘Frothy’ Right Now and Low Interest Rates are to Blame: Zell
The Real Deal (New York), May 12, 2017--E.B. SolomontThe commercial real estate market is getting frothy and low interest rates are to blame for asset inflation and impending oversupply issues, said billionaire Sam Zell.
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Retail: It’s Not All Doom and Gloom
Commercial Observer, May 16, 2017--Lea Overby, Edward DittmerAs the retail landscape shifts, the property sector should remain stable nationally, buoyed by a lack of new construction and brick-and-mortar retailers' abilities to innovate in response to increased competition (MBA mention).
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Big Developers Roll Out Co-Living Units to Woo Millennials
Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2017--Peter Grant (subscription)Numerous startup companies, including WeWork Cos., have launched apartment-sharing businesses that rent out individual rooms rather than entire apartments.
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Mall Owners Flex Hidden Muscles Over Lenders
Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2017--Esther Fung (subscription)Mall lenders would rather suffer huge losses than take over struggling properties.
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The Bronx is Bubbling: Investors are Placing Huge Bets on the Borough–But the Numbers May Not Pencil Out
The Real Deal (New York), May 15, 2017--Ben St. ClairThe Bronx has become a destination for investors seeking high returns--not only in new development, which is booming, but also in the borough's existing apartment building stock.
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The Retail Apocalypse is Coming–It Just May Take Longer than People Think
Business Insiders, May 14, 2017--Joe CiolliInvestors are wagering on closures and bankruptcies--events that would hurt holders of commercial mortgage-backed securities.
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Urban Institute: Demand for Institutional SFR Financing Will Grow
HousingWire, May 11, 2017--Kelsey RamirezEarlier this year, Fannie Mae backed Blackstone's Invitation Homes' $1 billion single family rental debt. Now, many are beginning to speculate over the GSE's future moves in the SFR market.
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