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Stability is something investors crave these days. Maybe that explains why so many financiers of grocery-anchored community shopping centers are keeping
Our phones are ringing off the hook with folks who have private equity to offer, says Lawrence Casey, chief financial officer of Donahue Schriber. And
Third-party balancing act
Can the same company operate its own malls and serve as a third-party manager for competing owners in the same market? It's a question that has come to
Scrutinizing synthetic LEASES
By acting quickly last year, PETsMART Inc. avoided a dicey situation that could have landed the company in a financial doghouse. With the synthetic lease
Despite dot-com failures, real estate tech sector remains optimistic
Despite the failure of numerous transaction-oriented Internet companies, the general mood of the real estate technology sector remains optimistic, if
Wireless market poised for significant growth, say tech experts
While a lot of new technologies made an appearance at Realcomm Commercial Real Estate Technology eConference this year, the buzz mainly centered around
Serious Questions About Synthetic Leases
IN THE WAKE OF THE ENRON SCANDAL, anything associated with the term off-balance sheet is coming under scrutiny. The Houston energy giant collapsed amid
LEASING TRENDS: The balance of power
Nothing like recession to change the balance of power between landlords and tenants. “Over the last few years, clearly the landlord had the advantage,” says Andrew Goldberg, a senior managing director of Insignia/ESG's Retail Group in New York. “It is ...
HOT TOPIC: Shopping for stability
Take the acquisition in late January of Houston-based CenterAmerica Property Trust by New York-based New Plan Excel Realty Trust. The $654 million deal added 92 community and neighborhood shopping centers to New Plan's portfolio. The publicly traded ...
NET LEASE FINANCE: Diving for Deals
Going into 2001, net lease finance firms were primed for a banner year. The net lease business had grown steadily for a long time, and with the economy slowing it seemed that corporate America would have no choice but to embrace net lease in a big way. ...
AREA REVIEW: Not exactly a dry spell
With Southwest cities such as Las Vegas and Phoenix boasting the biggest jumps in population during the past decade, retail developers have been scrambling
REIT UPDATE: Marrying for money
The already small number of publicly traded companies involved in commercial net lease financing got much smaller in 2001. As a result, companies that
REIT UPDATE: REITs toughen up
A decade has passed since the last great real estate recession. But today, as the national economy drifts deeper and deeper into a severe slowdown, the
Finding the future in the past
As green space dwindles in mature markets, owners and developers focus on redevelopment rather than new construction.Edens & Avant, the Columbia, S.C.-based
Title Insurers Merge and Adopt Technology To Tackle Competitors
Bigger is spelling better for the title insurance industry. Through mergers with other title insurers, firms are gaining access to new markets and gearing
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