National Commercial Real Estate News From CoStar Group
Renter Demand Holding Fast So Far As Apartment Supply Wave Begins to Break
The tightening competition among apartment investors will yield both winners and losers during this next supply-driven phase in the multifamily market. The winning developers will likely be those that offer products that are new and different that capture renters who have an expanding menu of housing options and amenities.
"We’re past the point at which simply picking a market that will lead to a successful strategy," said Luis Mejia, CoStar Group...
Is Single-Family Rental Market Poised for Consolidation?
It’s safe to assume that when renowned real estate dealmaker Barry Sternlicht says “hang on to your chairs” that some excitement is afoot. And that is just what Sternlicht said about the single-family rental market in his company’s earnings conference call this month.
Sternlicht was talking about the potential for consolidation within the nascent industry as institutional entrants in the arena vie for scale - and thus profits.
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Rapidly Growing Canadian REIT Gains Another Foothold in the U.S.
Looking for an expanded platform in the U.S. retail real estate market, H&R Real Estate Investment Trust, a rapidly growing Toronto-based REIT, has acquired a one-third interest in Echo Realty LP, a leading owner of grocery stores in the Great Lakes region.
Since its formation in March 2000, Echo has focused on two primary areas of business: developing and owning a core portfolio of real estate tenanted by Giant Eagle Inc., a leading grocer in...
$283M Deal Underscores Role of Cheap Money As Health Care Operators Move to Unlock CRE Value
In one of the largest sale-leaseback transactions involving medical office property in recent years, acute-care owner and operator IASIS Healthcare LLC will sell three hospitals in Louisiana, Arizona and Texas to Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: MPW) for $283.3 million.
Medical Properties will buy the real estate assets of Mountain Vista Medical Center, a 178-bed acute care facility in Mesa, AZ; the 268-bed Glenwood Regional Medical Center...