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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 
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.
Top 10 Merriest (and Scariest) Mall Santas
Retail rules the holiday season! For kids, the merriest and/or scariest part of the holiday season is visiting Santa at the mall. For adults, it's shopping. For the retail industry, it's the economy. But whatever's going on Christmastime, Santa prevails. Here are, arguably, the top 10 store Santas from TV and film, in no particular order.
Does Sustainability Influence Investment Decisions?
Occupiers have long been implementing sustainable strategies within their corporate facilities as a way to reduce costs. But the value proposition of owning green real estate hasn’t always been clear.
5 Reasons for Smart Building Investment
According to Jones Lang LaSalle’s recent report, The Changing Face of Smart Buildings: The Op-Ex Advantage, there are five key trends driving commercial property owners and investors to adopt smart building technology.
13 Haunted Hotels for Spooky Stays
Looking to spice up your next business trip or to add an interesting property to your portfolio? Try staying at (or buying) a haunted hotel!
American Realty Capital, Cole Real Estate Strike $11.2B Merger Deal 
The merger will create the largest net lease REIT in the country, with an enterprise value of $21.5 billion.
12 Major Office Buildings Under Construction
The CoStar Group just released its third quarter list of select Major Office Buildings under Construction and, unsurprisingly, the largest of these are located in markets that have led the economic recovery, including New York, San Francisco, Houston and Dallas.
10 Malls with Largest Loan Exposures to Sears and J.C. Penney
Research put together by Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC found that there are at least 108 malls around the country where Sears and J.C. Penney both serve as major tenants, and those properties are included in 106 CMBS loans with a combined principal balance of $7.1 billion.
Top 10 Global Cities for Real Estate Investment 1
New York City held on to its top spot in the ranking for the third consecutive year, but other U.S. markets are catching up.
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