Beth Mattson-Teig

Debt Funds Are Flush With Capital for Real Estate Deals
Private equity debt investments are coming off a successful fundraising year and the tide of capital moving into debt funds shows no signs of slowing in 2015.
Are Real Estate Crowdfunding Firms Delivering the Goods?
Crowdfunding firms focusing on the real estate sector appear to be gaining momentum in their online fundraising. The question investors have is whether or not they are also delivering results on targeted returns.
Mezzanine Financing on the Upswing as Industry Sees More Construction
Borrowers have a growing appetite for mezzanine loans that is fueled by redevelopment and refinancing activity, as well as the return of new construction.
In Spite of ARCP Setback, Non-Traded REITs Hope to Regain Momentum in 2015 1
An accounting scandal that has “handcuffed” one of the largest non-traded REIT sponsors in the country is at least partly to blame for a dip in fundraising activity in 2014.
Can Real Estate Brokers Sit on Both Sides of the Negotiating Table?
In a new white paper on the topic, tenant rep broker Gail Corder Fischer doesn’t mince words when she describes the organizational conflicts of interest as a “spreading cancer” in the industry.
Buyers Dig Deep to Uncover Net Lease Properties
It is no surprise that there is stiff competition and a shortage of supply of sale-leasebacks and net lease properties.
U.S. Office Markets Top List for Global Investment Targets
U.S. office markets dominated the field of top global investor markets in 2014, grabbing seven of the top 10 spots. Although that dominance is expected to slip in 2017, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Houston will continue to rank among the top 10 markets for investors, according to new research from real estate services firm DTZ.
Corporations Prepare for Upcoming Lease Accounting Changes
Although the big question still remains as to when the new rules will become effective, companies are already preparing for the new requirements.
Colliers’ Craig Robinson Talks About Transforming the Brokerage Business 1
Craig Robinson assumed the post of president of Colliers International’s U.S. operations in March. He sat down with NREI to discuss what’s happened in his first six months with the firm and what the future holds for Colliers.
Aging Office Buildings Look to Gain a Competitive Edge 1
Aging office buildings constructed more than 20 or 25 years ago face stiff competition from newer models that feature more amenities, smart technology, modern designs and energy efficiency. These days, in order to remain competitive, older buildings need much more than a facelift or a lighting retrofit.
One-Size-Fits-All for New Global Property Measurement Standards 2
New International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) will be unveiled next month that are aimed at bringing greater consistency and transparency to the global commercial real estate investment market.
Shifts in Home Prices Spark New Strategies 2
Rising home prices in the past year have caused some buyers to pull back on acquisitions, change their geographic focus and modify existing business models.
Capital from Self-Directed IRAs Flows to Real Estate  7
Individuals with self-directed IRAs are adding to the abundant capital flowing into commercial real estate investments these days.
Buyers See Window of Opportunity for Hotel Acquisitions 
Hotels have been riding high on the rebound in both leisure and business travel. The returning demand has bolstered key fundamentals such as occupancies, average daily rates and revenues per room (RevPar).
TIAA-CREF Expands its Reach with JV Partners 
NREI talks investment strategy with Phil McAndrews, senior managing director and chief investment officer for TIAA Global Real Estate.
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