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Perfecting the Development Pitch for Student Housing
Developers who want to attract investors to their student housing deals should practice their pitch.
11 Insights on Retail Real Estate 2
This spring, NREI conducted its first research survey measuring industry pros’ sentiments on the sector. What we found is that conditions are healthy and there is sentiment for continued improvement. But it’s also difficult to form a cohesive outlook for the sector at large. There are variances by region, asset type and asset quality. On balance, the picture remains rosy, but there are more concerns at the margins than on other property types for which we’ve conducted research this year.
Turning a New Leaf
Elaine Misonzhnik is being promoted to the position of content director and will take over the day-to-day management of NREI’s website, e-newsletters and print editions.
Net Lease Investors Start to Show More Love to Dollar Tree 
A recent report on the net lease dollar store sector reveals that real estate investors continue to favor Dollar General over Dollar Tree, though the trend may be changing slowly.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 9, 2014) 
Westfield’s new spinoff raises $2.9 billion through bond sales in Europe, reports Bloomberg. American Apparel’s board of directors, investor Standard General and ousted founder Dov Charney finally agree on a deal, according to The New York Times. PetSmart shareholders want to sell the company through a leveraged buyout before it incurs too much damage. These are today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 26, 2014) 
Government-backed mortgage bonds are about to experience the biggest rally in four years, according to Bloomberg. Properties in bankrupt Detroit are attracting interest from national and international investors, reports The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approves a deal to finance 3 World Trade Center with more than $150 million in insurance proceeds. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
Part 8: Industry Professionals Discuss How Multifamily Real Estate Is Changing
NREI's 2014 Multifamily Housing Survey gathered feedback on the outlook for the industry from 944 respondents, including real estate investors, developers, brokers, managers and other real estate professionals. Here, we offer a selection of responses in answer to this question: What are some of the biggest changes you’re seeing with managing apartment properties?
Part 9: Multifamily Experts Sound Off on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 
NREI offers a selection of the diverse range of anonymous responses received in its 2014 Multifamily Housing Survey's question: What are your thoughts about the reforms of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
Key Takeaways: 10 Admired Firms in Multifamily
In addition to discussing the outlook for the U.S. multifamily sector in terms of property fundamentals and investment sales, NREI’s 2014 Multifamily Housing Survey also delved into the identities of the most admired companies in the space.
Key Takeaways: 10 Admired Individuals in Multifamily

NREI’s 2014 Multifamily Housing Survey not only looked into the outlook for the U.S. multifamily sector in terms of property fundamentals and investment sales, but also delved into the identities of 10 of the admired companies and 10 influential executives in the space.

Family Dollar Closings Present Minimal Risk to CMBS Loans 
Fortunately for the retail real estate industry, any impact on CMBS loans would be minimal, as there are only 17 properties in the U.S. where the Family Dollar stores account for more than 3 percent of the loan balance.
Staples Closures Will Leave a Dent 
Research firm Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC estimates that there are 204 retail centers around the country where an exit by Staples would cause occupancy to dip below 80 percent.
Polaroid Fotobar and Museum Joining The LINQ in Vegas  1
The space will total 8,500 sq. ft. and will be located at the LINQ shopping district.
Fresh Thyme Makes it Official 
After opening its first store in Mt. Prospect, Ill. this spring, it will follow up with eight additional stores this year, including two locations in Indianapolis and two locations in Cincinnati.
BGC’s Newmark Grubb Knight Frank to Acquire Cornish & Carey Commercial
With approximately $135 million in revenues in 2012 and over 275 brokers, Cornish & Carey is one of Northern California’s preeminent full-service commercial real estate companies.
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