First Word http://nreionline.com/blog/33611/feed Thoughts and insights on the key issues affecting commercial real estate investment. en Dysfunction Junction http://nreionline.com/blog/dysfunction-junction <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong>The inability of the two parties</strong> to work together in Washington, D.C., brought the United States dangerously close to a default in October. A last-minute <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/deals?intlink=incontent" title="Commercial Real Estate Deals">deal</a></span> was struck to continue funding the government for three months and raise the debt ceiling. The resolution ended the 16-day shutdown. But it set the stage for a renewed round of political wrangling after the New Year.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/first-word">First Word</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/blog/dysfunction-junction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/blog/dysfunction-junction#comments CMBS Commentary News cmbs commercial real estate congress dysfunction Freemium regulation washington First Word Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:42:00 +0000 458401 at http://nreionline.com Challenges in the Retail Space http://nreionline.com/blog/challenges-retail-space <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The true <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/property-types/retail?intlink=incontent " title="Real Property News">retail</a></span> industry leaders that emerge will be the ones that are able to transform their companies in ways that allow them to remain successful as they embrace the new trends.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/first-word">First Word</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/blog/challenges-retail-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/blog/challenges-retail-space#comments Commentary News Retail Freemium First Word Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:48:00 +0000 235081 at http://nreionline.com Rate Alerts http://nreionline.com/blog/rate-alerts <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>On balance, the recent rise in interest rates is no cause for panic. If rates were to truly spike, that could cause real problems. But it seems there is a fair amount of runway left before high rates become a potential issue. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/first-word">First Word</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/blog/rate-alerts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/blog/rate-alerts#comments Commentary Finance & Investment News Freemium First Word Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:07:00 +0000 137211 at http://nreionline.com Euphoria Reigns at RECon http://nreionline.com/blog/euphoria-reigns-recon <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Observations from the first day of ICSC's RECon 2013 convention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/first-word">First Word</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/blog/euphoria-reigns-recon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/blog/euphoria-reigns-recon#comments Commentary News Retail First Word Mon, 20 May 2013 23:55:00 +0000 41661 at http://nreionline.com Here We Go Again http://nreionline.com/blog/here-we-go-again-0 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>For all the talk in the wake of the housing bust about reforming securitization practices, there’s not much being done differently today than before the crisis.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/first-word">First Word</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/blog/here-we-go-again-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/blog/here-we-go-again-0#comments Blogs CMBS Commentary News First Word Fri, 17 May 2013 15:21:00 +0000 41441 at http://nreionline.com