Beth Mattson-Teig

Co-working Centers Continue to Carve Out Bigger Niche 
There continues to be healthy growth in all sectors of the “workspace on demand” niche, ranging from business centers and executive suites to incubators and even hotels that are now offering drop-in space on a permanent or temporary basis.
Capital Crunch Stymies Affordable Housing Developers 
There is no question that the shrinking supply of affordable housing is at odds against what continues to be overwhelming demand. Industry estimates show an affordable housing market that is significantly under-supplied by 10 million to 20 million units nationally.
Private Equity Funds Battle for Capital 
A proliferation of funds is creating stiff competition for the available money and making it difficult for some to meet fundraising goals.
Cranking Out Returns 
The seniors housing market remains on a bull run with further rises in values and compressions in cap rates to come.
Investors Try to Leap Barriers in Canada 
Canada is stepping out of the shadow of its larger neighbor to the south. Although the Canadian market is a fraction the size of the U.S. market—about 10 percent—the country is increasingly popping up on the radar screen for international investors.
Private Equity Funds Capture More Capital 
Not only is money pouring back into private equity funds, but fund managers are anticipating even more demand in the coming months as institutions continue to raise target allocations for 2014.
Gensler Pushes Hacking to Retrofit Buildings 
In an age of identity theft and cyber fraud, hacking does not exactly conjure up positive images. But hacking is exactly what a national architecture firm is pitching as a sustainable solution to transforming aging office buildings into more viable destinations for tomorrow’s workers.
Lenders Follow Investors to Smaller Markets 
Debt and equity financing available for deals in tertiary markets is far from free flowing. Yet there is a growing pool of lenders willing to do those deals.
Plateau Ahead for Net Lease?  4
One of the biggest hurdles to achieving higher sales in the net lease market is limited supply of acquisition opportunities.
JLL Name Change Keeps it Simple 
Globalization, pronunciation and digitization were all factors the company cited as key drivers behind the name change.
Blackstone Faces Speed Bump on Invitation Homes RMBS 
The industry has been keeping close tabs on early performance indicators for the nearly $500 million Invitation Homes securitization.
Pension Funds Aim for More Investment Targets 
Pension funds working to push more money into commercial real estate are expanding their investment parameters to include secondary markets, international funds and even new development.
Mega Merger Ups the Stakes for REITs 
NREI spoke with American Realty Capital Chairman and CEO Nicholas Schorsch about the pending ARC/Cole merger and other trends in the REIT sector.
Diving into 'Deep Retrofits' 
The Rocky Mountain Institute has released a new guide for owner-occupants aimed at helping companies to more accurately calculate the value in deep energy retrofits.The report tries to more clearly define the non-energy costs and benefits, risk reductions and overall value created in deep energy retrofits.
CRE Rebound Sparks Higher Construction Costs 
Now, as the market recovers, construction costs are once again starting to rise. Costs vary from region to region around the country.
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