Jennifer Duell Popovec

Articles by Jennifer Duell Popovec
Coldwater Creek Bankruptcy Signals Softness in Apparel Sector, but Merchandising is Also To Blame 
Industry experts point to several things that led to Coldwater Creek’s demise, including the overall softness in apparel retailing and the strategic missteps the company made regarding its target audience and merchandising.
Retail REITs Exit Latin America to Satisfy Wall Street 
Since The Great Recession, REITs have been under pressure to simplify their strategies and reduce risk. Exiting foreign markets is one way to do both.
Top 10 Multifamily Markets 1
West Coast markets dominate when it comes to the multifamily sector.
10 Disrupters: Fannie, Freddie Face Foggy Forecast 
When the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a mandated 10 percent reduction in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s new multifamily acquisitions, borrowers and lenders didn’t know what to think. Some were blindsided while others had expected it for a while.
10 Disrupters: CMBS 3.0 
Conduit experts call the current lending environment CMBS 3.0, and it’s much healthier than they ever imagined.
Industrial Tenants Are Expanding in Southern California 
For the past five years, industrial tenants have enjoyed a dominant position in Southern California because space was plentiful and landlords were eager to keep their buildings full. Those days are coming to an end as occupancy rates edge higher and landlords push rents.
The Five Most Important Trends Shaping CRE Brokerage Strategies 
Brokerage firm clients today want only one thing: more. They want more services, more expertise and more collaboration in more places. And they want all these things for less: less time, less money and less fuss.
Making Money on Uncle Sam's Space
To generate additional yield, some net lease ivnestors are straying from vanilla single-tenant office, retail and industrial deals and exploring government assets as a potentially lucrative investment opportunity.
Five Characteristics Define the Nation's Top Multifamily Markets
What makes an apartment market a “top” market?
Industry Speaks Up, Demanding Action on Fiscal Cliff
Commercial real estate organizations reach out to Congress to encourage them to do something to prevent fiscal cliff freefall.
Talking Shop: Five REIT CEOs Discuss Trends and the Outlook for Public Real Estate
NREI caught up with five REIT CEOs to learn more about their strategies, what they see as their greatest opportunities and what keeps them up at night.
IRS Welcomes New Assets into REIT Structure
REIT experts say the IRS has been both flexible and forward-thinking in allowing new assets to join the list of those that qualify for REIT status.
CBL CEO: Retailers More Profitable in Middle Markets
CBL & Associates Properties Inc. is happy to be the big fish in several little ponds, focusing on middle markets in smaller cities that other REITs ignore.
Greater REIT Transparency Leads to Cheaper Capital, Study Finds
The more transparent REITs are, the easier it is for them to access the capital markets, leading to higher rates of growth and decreased cost of capital, according to a recent study.
Chilton Capital’s Werner Talks “REIT Elite”
A Houston-based wealth management firm attempts to identify the cream of the crop in the REIT universe.
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