Industry Buzz http://nreionline.com/taxonomy/term/37171/more en 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 18, 2014) http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-18-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="/markets-regions/california?intlink=incontent " title="California Commercial Real Estate">California</a></span>'s huge pension fund has turned to a trusted insider to take over the daunting job of directing almost $300 billion in investments. Nicholas Schorsch's vast web of businesses is untangled in this ‘simple’ visual of all entities under his purview. Inland American Real Estate Trust Inc., which is in the process of spinning off its hotel business, said today it is selling 52 hotels to a joint venture for about $1.1 billion. Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo aims to turn a profit at its small but expanding U.S. network of stores within the next couple of years, the company's top U.S. executive, Larry Meyer, said. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-18-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-18-2014#comments Industry Buzz Institutional Investors New York REITs Retail Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:17:00 +0000 1223251 at http://nreionline.com 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 17, 2014) http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-17-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Can REIT performance actually predict when and how much interest rates will change? The California Public Employees' Retirement System pledged to invest upwards of $7 billion with real estate joint venture partners in July. Norway’s sovereign-wealth fund, the world’s largest, agreed to buy stakes in three prime U.S. office buildings for about $1.5 billion. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-17-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-17-2014#comments Industry Buzz Institutional Investors Multifamily REITs Technology Freemium Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 1218501 at http://nreionline.com 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 16, 2014) http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-16-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Washington Prime Group, the strip-center REIT spun off from Simon Property Group earlier this year, has agreed to buy Glimcher Realty Trust for $4.3 billion, including the assumption of debt. Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to purchase a 15-property portfolio of retail centers from Kite Realty Group Trust for an estimated purchase price of $318 million. Principal Financial Group Inc., the provider of life insurance and retirement products, is joining with Macquarie Group Ltd. in a venture that will make loans and package them into bonds. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-16-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-16-2014#comments CMBS Industry Buzz New York REITs Retail Freemium Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:36:00 +0000 1214161 at http://nreionline.com 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 12, 2014) http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-12-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Changing interest rates will have a limited impact on real estate valuations in the future, predicts Property Management Insider. Bloomberg Businessweek looks into what made Blackstone’s purchase of Hilton Hotels the best leveraged buyout in history. Nicholas Schorsch launches a crowdfunding site, reports FinancialPlanning.com. 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Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of Dave and Buster's, Inc., has filed for an IPO. RadioShack Corp., the struggling electronics retailer, said it’s working with creditors and other parties to get more capital and avoid bankruptcy. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-11-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-11-2014#comments Hotel Industry Buzz Multifamily Private Equity Retail Freemium Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:39:00 +0000 1201041 at http://nreionline.com 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 10, 2014) http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-10-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Real estate legend Arthur G. Cohen, who died in August at the age of 84, could become the new owner of the Dream Hotel in Chelsea. Vornado chief executive Steven Roth said the site of the now-closed Rizzoli Bookstore at 31 West 57th Street, just south of Central Park, is going to be “a seven-star hotel.” Dollar General Corp. has taken its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar directly to shareholders in a hostile bid. These are among the 10 must reads today from around the commercial real estate sector.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-10-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-10-2014#comments Chicago Hotel Industry Buzz New York Retail Freemium Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:07:00 +0000 1197031 at http://nreionline.com 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 9, 2014) http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-9-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IndCor Properties Inc., the warehouse landlord owned by Blackstone Group LP (BX), filed for a U.S. initial public offering. Life Time Fitness, Inc. is on the verge of unlocking significant shareholder value and could rise more than 30 percent by undertaking a REIT spinoff says activist hedge fund manager Richard McGuire of Marcato Capital Management. Marriott International Inc. said Monday that it could add 1,300 new hotels and 200,000 new rooms by 2017. 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Twitter announced on Monday that it would begin publicly testing a ‘buy’ button that can be embedded in posts to allow users to buy a product with a couple of clicks. The firm in charge of leasing up America's tallest building is taking some space there for itself. Starbucks is experimenting with some new retail formats, including smaller locations, as the coffee giant tinkers with how it can best expand its retail business. 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Ukraine's ongoing war with pro-Russian separatists and their Moscow benefactors is pushing money out of the region — and into the United States. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is putting 15,000 nonperforming residential loans with an unpaid principal balance of $2.3 billion out to bid. 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Paramount Group Inc., a U.S. office landlord, filed for an initial public offering that is poised to be the largest ever for a real estate investment trust. Blackstone Group LP is preparing to sell New York's 1095 Sixth Ave., a 42-story office tower that may fetch one of the highest prices ever for a U.S. skyscraper. These are among the 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-2-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-september-2-2014#comments Brokerage Industry Buzz New York Office REITs Freemium Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:55:00 +0000 1173571 at http://nreionline.com