News en What Institutional Money Wants in Return as it Continues to Flow to Real Estate <div class="field-byline"> Kelvin Tetz and John Mackel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Pension funds, opportunity funds, hedge funds, and other <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-investment/institutional-investors?intlink=incontent " title="Institutional Investors">institutional investors</a></span> are continuing to turn their attention to real estate in the wake of the recession, particularly as returns on real estate have risen relative to bond yields and real estate proves attractive as a hedge against the risks in the equity markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Institutional Investors News Private Equity Viewpoints Viewpoints Freemium Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:11:00 +0000 1149391 at illustration: Martin Haake What Your Workplace Says About Your Company Culture <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The world’s highest-performing and most innovative companies create physical workspaces that support business goals and culture, foster innovation and collaboration and promote employee retention. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary News Office Freemium Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:49:00 +0000 1149381 at Will Congress Slam the Brakes on the Proliferation of Non-Traditional REITs? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In spite of lawmakers’ efforts to stem the tide of corporations seeking REIT status for niche properties, the non-traditional REIT party may go on for some time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News REITs Tax Strategies Freemium Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:39:00 +0000 1149171 at Retail Cap Rates Hold Steady as Property Fundamentals Improve <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If U.S. Treasuries and corporate bond yields declined, why didn’t retail real estate cap rates follow?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary News Research & Data Retail Freemium Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:39:00 +0000 1144801 at Data Centers Face Mid-Year Slump Due to Supply/Demand Imbalance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A boom in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/research-data/data?intlink=incontent " title="Commercial Real Estate Data">data</a></span> center development during the past three years has actually overrun the demand today, says Scott Peterson, chief investment officer with San Francisco-based Digital Realty Trust, a data center operator. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Industrial News Freemium Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:19:00 +0000 1140961 at Can Family Dollar Merger End Wal-Mart’s Supremacy? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With its two main rivals putting in bids for the retailer and speculation over whether or not Wal-Mart Stores will join the bidding war, Family Dollar has become a hot commodity and a potential straw that may break Wal-Mart’s back.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance & Investment News Retail Freemium Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:20:00 +0000 1138211 at Construction Lenders Look for Opportunities Beyond Multifamily Projects <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The construction boom is spreading to office buildings, industrial projects and even residential condominium projects as top lenders look to add more variety to their balance sheets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Banks Development Multifamily News Freemium Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:05:00 +0000 1138011 at Multifamily Vacancy Compression Stalls in the Second Quarter <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The national vacancy rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent during the second quarter, a potentially worrisome result for those who fret about the near-term future of the apartment sector. As we explain in this column, this is not unexpected, and a moderation in the brisk pace of improvement in fundamentals has been built into our forecasts for some time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Multifamily News Research & Data Freemium Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:19:00 +0000 1137501 at Are Seniors Being Priced Out of Big Cities? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Seniors are now more likely to want to retire in a big city, but less likely to be able to afford it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Multifamily New York News Research & Data Seniors Housing Freemium Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:38:00 +0000 1134191 at The Hodge The New Normal of Alternative Lending in CRE Financing <div class="field-byline"> Sanford Herrick </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>During the past 25 years, the alternative lending landscape for commercial real estate has evolved from a handful of qualified entities to a wide range of individuals and institutions vying for today’s situational opportunities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridge & Mezzanine Finance Distress News Private Equity Viewpoints Viewpoints Freemium Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:10:00 +0000 1131191 at