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Dec 02, 2009

GGP Moves Closer to Reorganization; New CMBS Issue in the Works (Wednesday's News & Notes)

General Growth Properties seems intent on exiting Chapter 11 as quickly as possible--today, the REIT released details of further loan extensions and....More
Nov 17, 2009

Property Fundamentals Might Be Stabilizing, But New Projects Face Delays (Wednesday's News & Notes)

This seems to be a bad week to be a developer. At least three major projects around the country might be delayed, for reasons ranging from....More
Nov 13, 2009

Costco Takes Manhattan; Banks Shake Off Toxic Loans (Friday's News & Notes)

It was a mixed bag today in terms of news for the retail real estat industry. Costco's announcement of its first store in Manhattan was encouraging....More
Nov 09, 2009

Retail Sector to See More Closings in 2010; More Pain for Owners (Monday's News & Notes)

As we head into the all-important November/December shopping season, the stakes are getting high for everyone involved. Some retailers are working on....More
Oct 28, 2009

Downturn Might Be Over for Retailers; But Not for Landlords (Wednesday's News & Notes)

The U.S. retail sector might have a ways to go before it could be considered anything close to healthy, but it seems recovery is beginning to take....More
Oct 22, 2009

FDIC Working Out CRE Debt; New York Project Gets the Green Light (Thursday's News & Notes)

As the commercial real estate industry continues to worry about all those debt maturities coming up in 2010 and 2011, the Federal Deposit Insurance....More
Oct 15, 2009

CRE Distress Is on Everyone's Minds (Thursday's News & Notes)

As the economy begins to recover from the housing crisis that led us into the worst recession in 80 years, many in the real estate and financial....More
Oct 13, 2009

A&F's New Strategy Might Help It Catch A Break

Upscale teen apparel seller Abercrombie....More
Oct 09, 2009

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....More
Oct 05, 2009

Retailing Summit Participants Predict More Store Closings; Commercial Real Estate Guru Says Prices Have Bottomed Out (Monday's News & Notes)

The recession and the credit crunch may be easing a bit, according to recent indicators, but there is no doubt we are still on stormy waters. It....More
Oct 01, 2009

Outlet Centers Show Resilience; GGP Asset Cap Estimates are Surprisingly Low (Thursday's News & Notes)

For more than a year now, retail landlords and property managers have been dealing with the disheartening trend of rising vacancies. Even the best....More
Sep 30, 2009

Landlords Take Tough Stance on Concession; Bank Executives Struggle to Understand Commercial Real Estate Exposure (Wednesday's News & Notes)

These have been an uneventful few days so far this week, but that gave media outlets covering commercial real estate some time to ponder our current....More
Sep 03, 2009

Another Commercial Real Estate Boom Might Be Years Away; But The Threat Of The Current Crisis Might Be Overblown (Thursday's News & Notes)

One of the biggest media debates recently has been about the extent of the problems in the commercial real estate sector. Some financial experts have....More
Sep 02, 2009

Inland Prepares For Acquisitions; Ethnic Malls Prove Resistant To Downturn (Wednesday's News & Notes)

Some more encouraging news trickled in today, including mall owner Taubman expressing renewed interest in overseas investment and electronics chain....More
Sep 01, 2009

Opportunistic Funds Begin To Zero In On Distressed Assets

While so far opportunistic real estate investors have largely remained on the sidelines of the commercial property market, it seems things might....More

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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