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The death knell is tolling for LIBOR

Are you prepared for the disappearance of LIBOR? The clock is winding down on the last days of LIBOR, forcing commercial real estate professionals to take a closer look at mortgages and loan docs that will be impacted when the key benchmark is phased out by the end of 2021. The demise of LIBOR (the […]


Illinois’ financial woes could have big implications for landlords

Owners of real estate with government tenants should take notice The State of Illinois is proving that even some of the most stalwart tenants are not immune from financial problems that can all too quickly blow up and derail a property’s operating proforma. Illinois has been making headlines recently for its soaring deficit and a […]

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Life Company Lender Survey Shows Positive Findings

Despite signs of a maturing market cycle, life insurance companies appear to be staying the course on commercial real estate lending activity. Insurance company allocations to commercial real estate inched slightly higher in 2016, according to the latest Insurance Company Investment Performance Survey released June 5th by the CRE Finance Council (CREFC) and Trepp LLC. […]


Real Estate Funds Break Records in Q1 2017

Private real estate funds keep multiplying with 554 funds in the market at the beginning of Q2 2017 competing for a total capital commitment of $189 billion, according to Preqin’s quarterly real estate update released in April. This represents a 13% increase in the number of funds raising from one year ago and a 24% […]

95% of US Consumers spent money at Walmart in 2016

Top Retailers and Restaurants in the US

Included in this chart: Walmart McDonald’s Target Walgreens Dollar Tree Subway CVS Home Depot Taco Bell Burger King Lowe’s Wendy’s Shell Starbucks Kohl’s Chick-fil-A Dollar General KFC Amazon Dunkin’ Donuts Best Buy Sam’s Club 7-Eleven Michaels Stores Panera Bread Source:

The mass of store closures is clearly creating a shake-up in the retail sector along with widespread speculation on the short- and long-term implications for shopping center owners, investors and developers.

Who’s feeling the “pain” of retail closures?

Macy’s, JCPenney and Sports Authority are just a few of the big names in retail that are closing stores, shrinking footprints or going out of business altogether. The mass of store closures is clearly creating a shake-up in the retail sector along with widespread speculation on the short- and long-term implications for retail owners, investors […]

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Private Equity Real Estate Funds Chasing Smaller Deals & Portfolios

NEW YORK CITY – Over two-thirds of private equity real estate funds are finding it harder and harder to hunt down attractive real estate acquisitions than 12 months ago, according to a recent report by Preqin, an industry-leader in alternative assets and real estate fund data provider. Lots of Dry Powder in Private Equity Real Estate […]

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Commercial Real Estate Price Volatility & Opportunity

LOS ANGELES – Commercial Real Estate prices may fall up to 5% over the next 12 months, according to a report released by PIMCO. Yet certain investment strategies and platforms may find extraordinary opportunities as a result. Price Gains Coming Largely from Capital Flows According to the authors, John Murray and Anthony Clarke, the disconnect […]

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Retail Tenants Drive Property Types for Experienced-Based Shoppers

MORRISTOWN, NJ – As Millennials grow older and become a larger part of the United States economy,  it will become more important for retail tenants to cater to their increase preference for experiences over “stuff” when compared to prior generations, according to a report released by MetLife Real Estate Investors. Millennials Yearn for Experiences Instead of Material […]

Retail Real Estate During the Mobile Tsunami

Retail Real Estate During the Mobile Tsunami

LAS VEGAS – Retail real estate landlords have a tough time managing the dynamic of online versus in-store sales. CREModels (RECon booth N1538) is a real estate consulting and advisory firm who knows the challenges that both retailers and landlords have to face. We spoke with the firm’s managing director, Mike Harris, about how to […]