DDR Gets New Loan; Retail Vacancies Spike (Friday's News & Notes)


As we move further into fall, traditionally a heavy activity period for the commercial real estate industry, there appears to be an increase in all kinds of new deals. In the past few days, Goldman Sachs issued a $400 million loan to shopping center REIT Developers Diversified Realty, while Starwood Capital Group agreed to buy billions of dollars in distressed mortgages from the government. Maybe we are about to turn the corner on the recent transaction freeze.

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Elaine Misonzhnik

Senior associate editor Elaine Misonzhnik has been writing for National Real Estate Investor since June 2006 and has covered commercial real estate for more than 12 years. She first became...
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