Dees Stribling

Articles by Dees Stribling
Blackstone Wins Tug-of-War for Equity
By the time that a formal Equity Office Properties shareholders’ meeting convened in Chicago today, the takeover by Blackstone Group LP was pretty much a done deal. Earlier that same morning, rival suitor Vornado Realty Trust and its allies had agreed that the high-stakes game was no longer worth the candle, whereupon the bidding team announced their withdrawal from the heated contest to win the nation’s largest office landlord.
Q & A
Senior Lifestyle Corp. chairman and CEO William B. Kaplan didn't start out in the mid-1980s to be a pioneer in affordable and middle market seniors housing.
Firing On All Cylinders
While the giddy investment market in the warehouse/distribution sector is backed by falling vacancies and rising rents, one wildcard clouds the short-term outlook
Breaking Down Walls
When the corporate real estate department of Chicago-based insurance giant Aon Corp. wanted to centralize its facility expense management system to save big bucks, it anticipated resistance from business unit managers who might perceive the move as a loss of control.
Heady Days for Hotels
It's a time of high revenues and profits in the hotel business, and owners are taking the opportunity to buy more properties, and each other. Mergers
Office Market Renaissance
Office owners couldn't be happier that the long, dark night of poor to marginal real estate fundamentals that led to a strong tenant's market has nearly
M&A Activity Slows
The once feverish pace of mergers and acquisitions among shopping center giants has begun to slow, prompting owners to find new ways to grow. These strategies
No Place for Amateurs
In a real estate world awash with equity and debt, hotel investment sales are hitting record volumes. Last year, according to Jones Lang LaSalle, some
Avoiding Anyplace USA
What do a man-made canal in Texas, a rare acre-plus hybrid green space/piazza in Queens, and a large North Woods-style fireplace in North Dakota have
M&A Wave
During the first quarter of 2006, hotel mergers and acquisitions are heating up internationally. In the words of hospitality industry observers and musical
Sale-Leaseback: The Next Frontier
Sale-leasebacks have been a standard if underutilized tool in commercial real estate for years. Routinely, operators of hotels, office buildings, factories
The Upside of Upscale Hotels
The upscale segment of the lodging industry has earned bragging rights. It is the shining star in the eyes of hotel investors as 2006 begins, and for
Retail Investors Undeterred
What would it take to slow investor interest in retail properties in 2006? Rising long-term interest rates? A couple of major natural disasters? High
Firing On All Cylinders
While the giddy investment market in the warehouse/distribution sector is backed by falling vacancies and rising rents, one wildcard clouds the short-term
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