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Universities Have Shut Down. But Privately-Owned Student Housing Communities Have Allowed Residents to Remain.
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Universities Have Shut Down. But Privately-Owned Student Housing Communities Have Allowed Residents to Remain.

Students are still living in privately-owned student housing communities, despite the spread of the novel coronavirus. And the companies that own...

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Senate Deadlock Leaves CRE Sectors Still Awaiting Aid
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Senate Deadlock Leaves CRE Sectors Still Awaiting Aid

Senate Republicans failed in their bid to push through their $1.8 trillion economic stimulus package on Sunday as every Democrat in the chamber...

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Real Estate Billionaire Barrack Says Commercial Mortgages on Brink of Collapse
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Real Estate Billionaire Barrack Says Commercial Mortgages on Brink of Collapse

Barrack, chairman and chief executive officer of Colony Capital Inc., warns in a white paper of a chain reaction of margin calls, mass foreclosures...

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Eating Out May Never Be the Same in U.S.
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Eating Out May Never Be the Same in U.S.

The viral outbreak is wreaking havoc as diners isolate themselves at home and states restrict operations to carryout and delivery only. Large...

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Supermarkets Are Packed. How Will REITs That Own Grocery-Anchored Centers Perform in the Long-Term?
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Supermarkets Are Packed. How Will REITs That Own Grocery-Anchored Centers Perform in the Long-Term?

As Americans flock to grocery stores during the coronavirus crisis to stock up on essentials, foot traffic at grocery stores has soared. Placer.ai,...

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Are Opportunity Zones Just Billionaire Boondoggles?
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Are Opportunity Zones Just Billionaire Boondoggles?

The Federal Opportunity Zone program, signed into law under this administration, has become controversial as the 2020 election cycle heats up....

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NYC Construction Plugs Away Even with City Shutting Down
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NYC Construction Plugs Away Even with City Shutting Down

As the coronavirus outbreak quiets New York City -- closing offices, idling taxis and shuttering bars -- workers in bright yellow reflective vests,...

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Retail Investment Sales Volume Was Already Down Before Coronavirus Hit. What Will Happen Now?
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Retail Investment Sales Volume Was Already Down Before Coronavirus Hit. What Will Happen Now?

As the world struggles with the impact of the coronarvirus pandemic, the question looms how it will affect U. S. commercial real estate as there...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 19, 2020)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 19, 2020)

Private Equity Investors Try to Gauge Coronavirus Cash Crunch "Buyout funds from vintage 2008 and 2009 had median net internal rates of return of...

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Ultra-Rich Families Poised for Spending Splurge After Stock Rout
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Ultra-Rich Families Poised for Spending Splurge After Stock Rout

The managing director of Demira Gate Partners, the New York-based investment firm of a European family that made its fortune in luxury products, is...

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Shopping-Center Owners Urge Trump to Provide Relief
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Shopping-Center Owners Urge Trump to Provide Relief

The government should guarantee or pay for business-interruption coverage, the International Council of Shopping Centers said Tuesday in a letter...

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Five Reasons You Should Invest with Confidence in Today’s Uncertain Times
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Five Reasons You Should Invest with Confidence in Today’s Uncertain Times

Nearly overnight, "uncertainty" has become today's buzzword. As the threat of COVID-19 becomes more widespread by the day, we're seeing the...

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IRS Establishes Specialized Coronavirus Info Site
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IRS Establishes Specialized Coronavirus Info Site

The Internal Revenue Service recently created a website to act as a consolidated hub of information regarding the coronavirus' effect on taxpayers....

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In the Short Term, CRE Will Take a Hit. But Real Estate Economists Advise Investors Not to Panic
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In the Short Term, CRE Will Take a Hit. But Real Estate Economists Advise Investors Not to Panic

As the impact from the measures to stem the spread of COVID-19 takes hold of irtually every sector of the U. S. economy, real estate economists are...

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Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Casinos Stay Open in City Divided Over Virus
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Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Casinos Stay Open in City Divided Over Virus

The property, owned by billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp., is keeping its doors open, hoping that its safety precautions -- such...

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Regional Mall Owners Face One of Their Toughest Weeks on Record. How Will They Cope?
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Regional Mall Owners Face One of Their Toughest Weeks on Record. How Will They Cope?

This week was supposed to mark the opening of one of the biggest (and longest-planned) retail projects in U. S history-the American Dream Mall in...

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Hotel Owners Are About to Blow Through Cash on Virus Travel Cuts
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Hotel Owners Are About to Blow Through Cash on Virus Travel Cuts

The data from the Downtown Seattle Association shows how bad things could get for hotel owners in cities where cases of the novel coronavirus were...

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Nine Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 17, 2020)
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Nine Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 17, 2020)

San Francisco Bay Area Ordered to 'Shelter in Place' Until April 7 as the City Attempts to Contain the Coronavirus Outbreak "The San Francisco Bay...

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NREI's Common Area, Episode 30
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NREI's Common Area, Episode 30

Editor's note: This podcast was recorded on March 10, 2020, prior to some of the additional measures that have been enacted to help step the global...

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Five Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 16, 2020)
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Five Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 16, 2020)

Job Losses Are Here. How Will CRE Fare? "Commercial real estate is grappling with this data and trying to come to some conclusions about how its...

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From Schools to Bars, Closures Spread in America’s Big Shutdown
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From Schools to Bars, Closures Spread in America’s Big Shutdown

On Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city's public schools -- encompassing some 1.1 million students -- will close until at least...

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CRE Brokers Limit Face-to-Face Meetings and Conference Attendance
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CRE Brokers Limit Face-to-Face Meetings and Conference Attendance

The rapid spread of COVID-19 is causing deals to break down and firms to cancel attending upcoming conferences (when those conferences haven't been...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 13, 2020)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 13, 2020)

Healthcare Real Estate Could Be a Coronavirus Safe Haven "It's hard to imagine many stocks will do well through the coronavirus pandemic. But...

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Hotels Are Being Impacted by COVID-19. What Can Owners and Lenders Do to Limit the Fallout?
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Hotels Are Being Impacted by COVID-19. What Can Owners and Lenders Do to Limit the Fallout?

COVID-19 is causing tangible disruption throughout the hotel industry. Daily decreases in travel and cancellations of meetings lead to quick drops...

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Is There Room in the Industrial REIT Sector for a New Player?
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Is There Room in the Industrial REIT Sector for a New Player?

The relatively small family of publicly-traded industrial REITs is about to gain a new member, as publicly-held Griffin Industrial Realty Inc....

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Anbang’s $5.8 Billion Hotels Sale to Mirae in Peril
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Anbang’s $5.8 Billion Hotels Sale to Mirae in Peril

After a lender group led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. failed to garner sufficient investor demand for roughly $4 billion in commercial mortgage...

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Cancel Your Trip Due to Coronavirus? Airbnb Refuses Scores of Refunds
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Cancel Your Trip Due to Coronavirus? Airbnb Refuses Scores of Refunds

He decided to cancel the trip. When the Toronto-based family asked for their money back, citing the Canadian government's warning to "exercise a...

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Apartment Owners Leap at an Opportunity to Refinance Loans
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Apartment Owners Leap at an Opportunity to Refinance Loans

Long-term interest rates are lower than they have ever been-and owners of apartment properties are rushing to take advantage by refinancing into...

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CRE Lenders Grapple with Latest FASB Rules
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CRE Lenders Grapple with Latest FASB Rules

Nearly a dozen years after the financial crisis, commercial real estate lenders are facing another new rule that aims to increase transparency and...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 10, 2020)
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 10, 2020)

President Trump orders a Chinese company to sell its ownership of a software company used in U.S. hotels and casinos, reports the Wall Street...

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