Markets & Regions http://nreionline.com/taxonomy/term/7538/more en 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 22, 2014) http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-july-22-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Facebook is testing a ‘Buy’ button that would allow users to make on-site purchases. Target’s struggles in Canada may serve as a cautionary tale for other retailers attempting to crack the market. CBRE Group has acquired PKF Consulting. Greystone launched a seniors housing real estate sales and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-investment?intlink=incontent " title="Commercial Real Estate Finance & Investment">investment</a></span> advisory group with its acquisition of ARA National Seniors Housing Group. 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-july-22-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-july-22-2014#comments Brokerage Industry Buzz International Retail Seniors Housing Freemium Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:54:00 +0000 1056781 at http://nreionline.com D.C. Office Occupancy Drops, but Investor Demand Still High http://nreionline.com/washington-dc/dc-office-occupancy-drops-investor-demand-still-high <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Vacancy has increased in one of the top U.S. office markets, Washington, D.C., but at least one expert says the drop is just a minor blip that signifies investors should seize on properties while they can.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/washington-dc/dc-office-occupancy-drops-investor-demand-still-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/washington-dc/dc-office-occupancy-drops-investor-demand-still-high#comments Finance & Investment Leasing News Office Washington D.C. Freemium Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:49:00 +0000 1056771 at http://nreionline.com More International Investors Hunt for Properties in the U.S. http://nreionline.com/finance-investment/more-international-investors-hunt-properties-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The U.S. leads global rankings for planned real estate acquisitions in 2014. Nearly half of all international investors (48 percent) project modest growth in their U.S. portfolios in 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/finance-investment/more-international-investors-hunt-properties-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/finance-investment/more-international-investors-hunt-properties-us#comments Finance & Investment International News Freemium Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:32:00 +0000 1052551 at http://nreionline.com The 17 Most Dynamic American Cities http://nreionline.com/research-data/17-most-dynamic-american-cities <div class="node-body gallery-body">Which are the top American cities today, how do they rank on a global scale, and what will they be like tomorrow? The answers to these questions can vary from one study to another, depending on the type of data being used. We looked at five studies conducted within the past three years; here, we list the 17 American cities (in no particular order) that were included in at least one of the studies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/research-data/17-most-dynamic-american-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/research-data/17-most-dynamic-american-cities#comments Chicago Los Angeles New York News Research & Data San Francisco Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:01:00 +0000 1048441 at http://nreionline.com 10 Disrupters: Living Large in Tiny Spaces http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-living-large-tiny-spaces <div class="field-byline"> Bendix Anderson </div> <div class="field-deck"> Evan Granoff is among a wave of developers looking to spread the microapartment trend to smaller markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Microapartments—living spaces of less than 500 sq. ft.—are already popular in gateway cities like New York and Boston, but haven’t quite caught on yet in secondary markets. Developers like Evan Granoff are trying to change that. Granoff has brought new apartments of less than 300 sq. ft. to his native Providence, R.I. And residents are paying top dollar to rent them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-living-large-tiny-spaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-living-large-tiny-spaces#comments East Multifamily News People Freemium Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:51:00 +0000 1039281 at http://nreionline.com 10 Disrupters: Branching Out http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-branching-out <div class="field-byline"> Elaine Misonzhnik </div> <div class="field-deck"> Ric Clark helps Brookfield diversify its CRE holdings. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Having too narrow of a focus can be risky in real estate, according to Richard (Ric) Clark, CEO of Brookfield Property Partners, the real estate investment arm of Brookfield Asset Management. That was part of the thinking that spurred Brookfield, which has traditionally been an office landlord, to start entering new property sectors in the past few years, including industrial, hotel and multifamily. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-branching-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-branching-out#comments Finance & Investment Institutional Investors International News People Freemium Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:49:00 +0000 1039271 at http://nreionline.com 10 Disrupters: A Transformed Giant http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-transformed-giant <div class="field-byline"> David Bodamer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Bradley Trotter steps in to oversee GE Capital Real Estate’s mega North American portfolio. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>GE Capital Real Estate was one of the entities that got hit hardest by the Great Recession. At its peak in 2008, GE Capital Real Estate had $91 billion in assets, of which 56 percent was in equity and 44 percent was in debt. What has transpired since has been a rapid repositioning. After taking time to slim down, absorb losses and reconfigure its portfolio, the firm is once again a major force. Today the firm has global assets of $38 billion, with 63 percent in debt and 37 percent in equity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-transformed-giant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-transformed-giant#comments Finance & Investment International News People Freemium Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:39:00 +0000 1039231 at http://nreionline.com 10 Disrupters: Striving for Balance http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-striving-balance <div class="field-byline"> David Bodamer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Atalanta’s Jennifer Taylor seeks success in male-heavy CRE space. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Unlike many smaller platforms, Atalanta’s principals have both asset and property level management experience. Secondly, the firm is seeking to capitalize on the underserved Asian demographic and looking at markets, namely Hawaii, that are often overlooked by other players. Last but not least, three of the firm’s four founding principals are women and the lone male is Asian-American, making the company stand out in an industry that is heavily dominated by white men. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-striving-balance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-striving-balance#comments News Office People Retail West Freemium Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:29:00 +0000 1039191 at http://nreionline.com 10 Disrupters: Individuals Who are Charting the Future of Commercial Real Estate http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-individuals-who-are-charting-future-commercial-real-estate <div class="node-body gallery-body">When people talk about commercial real estate, they often think of it as a steady business dominated by the “five major food groups”: multifamily, office, retail, industrial and hospitality. It’s supposedly a simple, straightforward sector. It’s an asset class that delivers income and some appreciation in property values. And it’s an overall safe investment. Yet beneath the surface, the industry is transforming in many ways. Players rise and fall. New tactics emerge. The use of technology can affect funding and financing. In other words, there are always disruptions taking place. Here we profile 10 disrupters (actually 11, since one profile is of the two principals of one firm).hese disrupters include some familiar names and some new ones. They underscore key trends—urbanization of retail, crowdfunding, microapartments and the reemergence of CMBS, to name a few. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-individuals-who-are-charting-future-commercial-real-estate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/people/10-disrupters-individuals-who-are-charting-future-commercial-real-estate#comments Brokerage CMBS Development Finance & Investment Medical Office Multifamily News Office People Retail West Mobile Alert Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 1039071 at http://nreionline.com 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 17, 2014) http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-july-17-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has offered to give broker-dealers more time to comply with its proposed update to rules around nontraded REITs. The Empire State Realty Trust has completed the acquisition of ground and operating leases on two buildings in New York for a combined $734 million. The Real Estate Roundtable and real estate trade groups in the Commercial Properties Coalition last week filed the latest in a series of comment letters relating to efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate purported lead paint hazards. 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-july-17-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nreionline.com/industry-buzz/10-must-reads-cre-industry-today-july-17-2014#comments Industry Buzz New York Office REITs Retail Freemium Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 1044041 at http://nreionline.com