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MBA’s Thomas Kim: Venture Capital, Startups and Commercial Real Estate: Innovation Potential in a Bespoke Industry
Corporate Real Estate Journal Thomas Kim, MBA Senior Vice President, recently authored a paper for the UK-based Corporate Real Estate Journal on the role of venture capital, startups and technology-based investments in the commercial real estate industry. 
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Complexity and Lack of Standardization Limit CREF Technology
National Mortgage News, Mar. 22, 2019--Paul Centopani (subscription)Standardized documentation and single-family lending are a natural pairing--or at least a much more natural pairing than exists with commercial and multifamily, where the idea of standardization bumps up against a complex set of variables.
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A Recession May Be Coming, but Not for Commercial Real Estate Investors
Barron's, Mar. 25, 2019--Calvin Schnure (free content)A detailed reading of the historical record indicates three types of excess that have preceded every recession and commercial real estate downturn: overbuilding, overheating and over-indebtedness.
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Making Rent-Controlled Properties Work for You
National Real Estate Investor, Mar. 25, 2019--Henry Manoucheri Communities around the country are instituting rent control laws, creating an environment that drives some multifamily investors out of those markets. But some investors have opted to take on the challenge of buying rent-controlled properties, believing that if handled correctly, such properties offer great opportunity.
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A Housing Market Slowdown Could Be Bad News for Renters
Business Insider, Mar. 26, 2019--Gina HeebFalling construction activity and housing shortages across the country have priced an increasing number of potential buyers out of the market, driving Americans to rent instead. While lower mortgage rates could pull some in from the sidelines, new tax laws have reduced incentives for Americans to own homes.
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