NREI Staff

10 Green Medical Centers
The health care sector is in the midst of its largest construction boom. According to Engineering News-Record’s 2011 analysis, this market is ranked No. 2 for green building. Inherent to the strong construction activity within healthcare are common initiatives such as reducing energy usage, leveraging the most advanced technologies, and implementing sustainability practices and standards. We visit just 10 of the many health care facilities that have turned green recently.
10 Biggest Retail Sales of 2013 (So Far)
Retail investment sales in the first half of 2013 may have fallen short compared to year-ago levels (by 11 percent), but research firm Real Capital Analytics reports that the volume of transactions has been quite respectable.
Top 10 Markets With Highest Shopping Center Rents
We all know not all markets are equal when it comes to retail demand.
How to Get Your Landlord to Go Green
The Retail Industry Leaders Association and the Institute for Market Transformation published a retail green lease primer.
Top 10 Most Rapidly Expanding Retailers
Judging by the most recent data from RBC Capital Markets, U.S. shoppers still place an emphasis on value.
Kimco Realty Sells Cincinnati Power Center in $30M Deal
Walmart Supercenter, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Jo-Ann Fabrics, PetSmart and Hobby Lobby anchor the property.
Top 10 Recent Retail Buyouts
The period between May 2012 and July 2013 has brought private equity buyouts back into the retail sector. Click through our gallery to see which chains have gotten the greatest valuations.
Skanska Drops U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership to Protest Proposed LEED Ban for Government Buildings
Skanska resigned as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to protest the organization’s backing of an initiative to ban use of LEED for government buildings. In other news, Power REIT closed on the acquisition of 100 acres that supports over 20MW of utility-scale solar projects located near Fresno, Calif., for $1.6 million. Los Angeles flipped the switch for its CLEAN Los Angeles rooftop solar incentive program, the nation's largest. Chambers Street Properties announced that a two-building, five-story office property in Malvern, Pa., has earned LEED Silver certification. And IKEA has extended its partnership with ECOtality Inc. with plans to add 24 Blink electric vehicle charging stations at eight more U.S. locations.
10 Fastest Growing Grocery Chains
Retailers offering deep discounts and organic foods continue to dominate the segment.
NYRR Buys Varick Street Office Condo in NYC for $90.8M
The condo is 100 percent leased to a subsidiary of Spring Studios Ltd.
SRS Real Estate Becomes Leasing Agent for Portland’s Lloyd Center
Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sears, Marshall’s and Ross Dress for Less anchor the property.
Excel Trust Buys California Property for $41.15M
Stadium Center was completed in 2007. The property is currently 96.3 percent leased.
CBRE Arranges $110.2M Loan for The Washington Building in D.C.
The loan, provided by SunTrust bank, features a long-term rate of approximately 3.5 percent and a seven-year term, with a three-year extension option.
RFR, Kushner to Buy Watchtower Portfolio for $375M
RFR and Kushner Companies have entered into a contract to acquire six properties in Brooklyn from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York for $375 million.
Rockpoint Group Completes $375 Million of Hotel Sales
Rockpoint Group LLC and its affiliates completed two hotel sales over the last three weeks, generating $375 million in proceeds.
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