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REIT, Sleep, Repeat
Forbes, June 4, 2018--Brad Thomas CoStar Managing Director Hans Nordby said publicly traded real estate investment trusts are "substantially" cheaper than private real estate. "Clearly, there is a disconnect. Either REITs are too cheap, which could represent a buying opportunity, or conversely, private real estate could be too expensive, in which case property owners would be well served to sell, to avoid losses."
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Multifamily Investors Face a Cutback in Loan Size
National Real Estate Investor, June 5, 2018--Bendix Anderson Rising interest rates are already making a difference for apartment properties. Borrowers can no longer secure the large permanent loans that have become used to.
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In the Pipeline: These 4 Construction Conditions are Cementing Multifamily Industry Trends
HousingWire, June 1, 2018--Jeremiah JensenAll signs point to a multifamily market that is cementing into stable growth. Rents are rising at a more sustainable rate than they have in recent years; capital is flowing into the industry; construction is tapering off to a sustainable level; and demand is strong.
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Sears Will Close 72 More Stores, After Quarterly Drop In Sales Of Nearly 12 Percent
NPR, May 31, 2018--Bill ChappelSears Holdings Corp., which controls Sears and Kmart, says it has "identified approximately 100 non-profitable stores, 72 of which will begin store closing sales in the near future," in the latest sign of the retailer's struggles to stay afloat.
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