Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Best Markets for Retail Investment


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Best Markets for Retail Investment

Consulting firm Buxton based its rankings on population growth and opening plans by retailers and restaurant chains in its database.


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Brick-and-Mortar Retail: A Zero-Sum Game?

Have we reached a zero-sum game, where future brick-and-mortar sales share must be taken from somewhere else?

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 23, 2014)


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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 23, 2014)

KKR recognized a five-fold gain on the sale of a stake in a seniors housing business. LinkedIn signed a 450,000-sq.-ft. lease in San Francisco with Tishman Speyer. A ruling that opens the door for CBS Outdoor Americas to launch a billboard REIT bodes well for other potential REIT offerings. GameStop has plans to open between 300 to 400 stores under three brands. Bridgegate has put the fate of the next World Trade Center tower in doubt. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

More Metrics Needed for Medical Office Buildings Sector


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More Metrics Needed for Medical Office Buildings Sector

Medical office buildings (MOBs) are starting to overtake hospitals as the preferred new property type for health care systems, but real estate market statistics for MOBs are still lumped into the broader health care category, making data and trends hard to obtain.

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 22, 2014)


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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 22, 2014)

Citigroup is looking to sell 50 bank branches in California. A Pinnacle Entertainment shareholder is urging the casino operator to spin off its properties into a REIT, Reuters reports. Vanity Fair looks at how the proliferation of technology companies in New York City is raising commercial rents. And OpEdNews explores what’s behind private equity’s interest in foreclosed single-family homes. These are all among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.


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Monday, April 21, 2014

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 21, 2014)


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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 21, 2014)

CoStar forced a smaller competitor to give over names of four of its users that CoStar suspects leaked some of its own data to Compstak. N.Y. Stock Exchange executives talked to REIT.com about the state of the REIT IPO pipeline. Seeking Alpha looked at the role of real estate in an activist shareholder fight at Darden Restaurants. Gap will test online ordering within its stores. And Nation’s Restaurant News provided a look at the biggest fast-casual pizza chains. These are all among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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Seniors Housing Property Edges Closer to 90% in First Quarter


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Seniors Housing Property Edges Closer to 90% in First Quarter

The average occupancy rate for seniors housing properties edged closer to 90 percent in the first quarter, as the industry’s property types gained absorption due to slow construction and increasing demand.

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Top Seniors Housing Lenders Plan for Newcomer Competition

The top seniors housing lenders see competition gaining in the rear-view mirror, but are making changes in packages to keep up with the new diversity offered for today’s investor.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

A Short Tutorial on Trader Joe's


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A Short Tutorial on Trader Joe's

Learn some tidbits about what distinguishes Trader Joe's stores from its competitors.

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Riggio Talks Barnes & Noble Strategy


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Riggio Talks Barnes & Noble Strategy

The chain's co-founder claims e-readers are becoming less of a challenge to bricks-and-mortar sales.

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