Beth Mattson-Teig

Capital Markets Look Healthy Heading into 2014 
Expectations for rising interest rates in the coming year don’t appear to be stemming the tide of capital flowing to commercial real estate.
Companies Using Lease Renewals As Opportunity to Reconfigure Space 
Office lease renewals are triggering an opportunity for tenants to revamp spaces to fit their changing needs.
Coffers Expand at Global Private Equity Firms 
The pace of capital flows to private equity funds investing in real estate is accelerating and will continue to rise over the next five years.
Seniors Housing Players Continue to Chase Acquisitions, Development Opportunities 
The seniors housing sector continues to carve out a bigger niche for itself within the commercial real estate investment world, according to exclusive results from a fourth-quarter survey conducted by NREI and Senior Housing Global Advisors Inc
Can CRE Crowdfunding Attract a Bigger Audience? 
Firms that arrange crowdfunding are making a bigger pitch to raise capital to fund acquisitions and development projects.
Institutions Work to Increase CRE Allocations 
Institutional capital continues to pour into commercial real estate, but placing that capital amid today’s competitive market is no easy task.
Retirement Funds Gravitate to Real Estate  1
Retirement savings plans that once shied away from the illiquidity of direct ownership of real estate are now beginning to take on property investment.
Aspiring Brokerage Firms Continue to Expand Platforms 
Smaller commercial real estate services firms are pushing forward with ambitious growth plans.
Foreign Investment in U.S. CRE Grows  1
Foreign investors continue to snap up ownership stakes in major landmarks ranging from Manhattan office towers to Miami condo projects.
Flexibility, Attractive Rates Fuel Public REITs' Appetite for Unsecured Debt 
Public REITs are known for their deep pockets thanks to their ability to tap both traditional mortgage debt as well as public equity. REITs are expanding their capital options even further with a growing appetite for unsecured debt.
Land Market Gains Traction 
Developers, owners and lenders who found themselves stuck holding land when the development spigot shut off are beginning to see a welcome return of buyers.
College Towns Draw CRE Investor Interest 
Colleges and universities are a boon to local economies in more ways than just providing a steady supply of students who fuel demand for beer and pizza joints.
Investors Absorb Rate Hike–For Now 
Although commercial real estate investors have been waiting for a rise in interest rates for months—even years—since the uptick finally arrived in May, buyers, sellers and financiers have all had to make adjustments.
Pipeline of European NPLs Is On the Rise 1
U.S.-based private equity buyers are finding deals across the pond as Europe’s “bad banks” continue to push more non-performing loan portfolios to the sale market.
Church Property Sales on the Rise  1
The Roman Catholic Church has made headlines in recent years for closing parishes across the country from New York to Detroit in a major effort to restructure its archdioceses. Yet the mass closings reflect a broader shift impacting a variety of religious organizations. The downsizing stems from declining revenues, shifting demographics and high costs associated with maintaining aging facilities.
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