Category Archives: Investments

Big Real-Estate Firms Are Going to School

By DAWN WOTAPKA Developers Test the Market for Off-Campus College Housing; Amenities Include Tanning Beds and Resort-Style Pools Erdy McHenry ArchitectureRendering of a student-housing community by Brandywine Realty and Campus Crest in Philadelphia. Housing for college students, long dominated by small … Continue reading

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#Housing as an #Investment? Yes, That Idea Is Back #multifamily #cre

By Roben Farzad Should you look at housing as a (good) investment? For the love of five years of foreclosures, bank failures, and congressional testimonies, have we learned nothing? Bobcats and coyotes, after all, were taking over condemned houses with antifreeze-green pools. … Continue reading

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RETAIL #INVESTMENT SALES UP 20 PERCENT IN 2012 #CRE

As expected, investment sales volume in the retail sector in 2012 took a leap upwards from 2011. Real Capital Analytics (RCA), a New York City-based research firm, reports that retail investment sales totaled $52.8 billion in 2012—a 20 percent increase from … Continue reading

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12 #CRE Predictions for #2013

The last few weeks of 2012 revealed a lot about what 2013 could hold in store for the commercial real estate sector, and it appears to be shaping up to look a lot different (i.e., better) than the last couple of years. … Continue reading

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Survey Finds #CRE Investors Refocusing On Strategy as Fog of Uncertainty Begins to Lift

With More Good News Than Bad, Investors Seek to Place Capital Despite Continuing Uneven Recovery With the distraction of the U.S. elections disappearing in the rear-view mirror, more investors are again ready to focus on the opportunities they see in commercial … Continue reading

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GOP Unveils a ‘Plan B’ if Budget Talks Fail #economy #finance

House Leaders’ Proposal, a Tactical Move Unlikely to Pass Senate, Would Let Tax Rates Rise on Income Over $1 Million Despite progress toward agreement on a budget deal with the White House, House Republican leaders on Tuesday proposed a backup … Continue reading

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#BofA CEO: ‘We Need #Fannie and #Freddie’ #housing #cre #multifamily

Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, is urging policymakers against getting rid of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Washington is seeking a more balanced role in the home buying market, but Moynihan warns that too much of a government … Continue reading

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