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Jennifer Duell
Cloudy Outlook for Retail Loan Delinquencies  1
Retail CMBS loan delinquencies have fallen to their lowest level since 2009, but experts worry that store closings, along with e-commerce, could negatively impact loan performance in the future, especially when borrowers try to refinance.
Outlet Center Development Pushes Forward  2
This year, developers plan to open another eight centers totaling 3.2 million sq. ft. And over the next three years, there are 47 outlet center projects planned for a total of 17 million sq. ft.
Net Lease Investors Devour Restaurant Assets  2
Investor demand for net leased restaurant properties is heating up, sparked by confidence in the restaurant sector and a dearth of new construction in other retail sectors. Investors are hungry for quick service restaurants (QSR) like McDonald’s, as well as casual dining properties like Red Lobster.
What’s the Smart Move for PetSmart?  1
Recent activity has generated a lot of discussion within both the retail and investment community about PetSmart’s future. Experts say PetSmart’s management team has a lot of options.The question is: Which option will provide investors with the best value?
Home Furnishings Sector Comes Back in Full Force 
Retail sales at furniture and home furnishing stores in May were the highest they’ve been in six years.
Big-Box Sector Shows Big Improvement 
High quality big-box space has been backfilled, either by bringing in new retailers or repurposing the boxes, and demand for big boxes is currently so strong that even vacancies in less desirable centers are filling up.
Exclusive NREI Survey Finds Widespread Optimism in the Multifamily Sector 
The apartment sector today is in a good place—a very good place—and the future looks just as good, according to a survey conducted by National Real Estate Investor.
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 2
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.
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