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SouthBig Deal in Texas Warren Buffett’s favorite furniture store plans to enter the Texas market in a big way Nebraska Furniture Mart — owned by Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway — has announced a $1.5 billion development anchored by a 546,000 sf

The CMBS Stress Test 

The commercial mortgage-backed securities market is particularly vulnerable amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with borrowers and lenders looking for creative solutions to unprecedented problems.

International Beat 

Hong Kong’s Biggest DealIn what Jones Lang LaSalle calls “the largest deal ever recorded in Hong Kong’s history,” Mapletree Investments purchased Festival Walk shopping center from Swire Pacific for $2.4 billion, as its first Hong Kong acquisition. Analysts predict it

Market Trends 

Invest in Detroit Now Despite the dire bankruptcy headlines, the time to buy in downtown Detroit is now, if Dan Gilbert hasn’t already bought it. Since 2007, the founder of Quicken Loans moved his corporate headquarters and 7,000 employees from

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2012 Niche Investment Prospects1. Medical office 2. Urban mixed use 3. Data centers 4. Self storage 5. Mixed–use town centers Source Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2012 survey Briefly NotedHospitality — Up to a 100 day wait for visas is

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Singapore’s Big Deal The Hong Kong based Park Hotel Group sold the Park Hotel Clarke Quay in Singapore to Ascendas Hospitality Trust for $238 million, or around $700,000 per room, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. The sale tops the list

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U.S. industrial markets absorbed 74.9 msf in the third quarter of 2016, rising 29.1 percent compared to third quarter of 2015, according to Cushman & Wakefield. To date, the industrial sector has posted 26 consecutive quarters of net occupancy gains. “The indicators we monitor, such as containerized traffic, transportation indices, and consumer confidence, are still trending in a positive direction, which should continue to translate into robust industrial leasing activity,” says Kevin Thorpe, global chief economist at Cushman & Wakefield in Washington, D.C.

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3 Trends for 2015 Raymond Torto, Harvard University lecturer and recently retired CBRE global chief economist, and Douglas Poutasse, executive vice president and head of strategy and research at Bentall Kennedy, cited three positive real estate trends in their remarks

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WEST Las Vegas's Big Deal CityCenter Holdings, a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development Corp., has sold Crystals mall on the Las Vegas Strip to Invesco Real Estate and Simon Property Group for $1.1 billion, one of the largest retail transactions this year, accord

International Beat 

London's Big Deal London's office space market is about to get a whole lot bigger with 51 new developments starting construction in the six-month period from October 2015 to March this year. It's the highest level of construction in 20 years, according to Deloitte Real Estate's London Office Crane surv

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Briefly Noted Hospitality — "The gates are opening for eager private equity and institutional buyers to take calculated risks in primary and secondary markets, says Arthur Adler, managing director and CEO Americas for Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels. He adds that

Regional Outlook 

West California's Big Deal The state of California accounted for 29 or close to a quarter of 2011's top single asset hotel deals, including the $137 million sale of the Mondrian Los Angeles, which was the second highest U.S. price

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South South Florida’s Big Deals Institutional buyers are dipping into smaller markets for strong retail assets Iowa based Principal Global Investors, along with Woolbright Development in Boca Raton, Fla., purchased the Pompano Marketplace in Pompano Beach, Fla., for around $30

International Beat 

Russia's Big Deal More proof that a well located retail center can always command top dollar A Morgan Stanley real estate fund has agreed to buy the largest mall in St. Petersburg, Russia, for $1.1 billion, from Meridian Capital, according

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London’s Big Deal Chinese insurers continue to invest in European commercial properties, particularly in London. Ping An Life Insurance, the second largest insurer in China, recently purchased the 385,000 sf Tower Place office building from Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

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Dublin’s Big Deal Dublin’s largest hotel was sold out of receivership for €67 million, or about $87 million, to the Blackstone Group, which owns the Hilton brand, among others. The Burlington Hotel sold for about one fifth of what developer

Market Trends 

Maybe the Worst Is Over? While the number of stores closed in 2012 increased by 9.6 percent over 2011, the amount of retail square footage lost to the market decreased by 28.8 percent, according to the International Council of Shopping

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East Washington, D.C.’s Big Deal Washington, D.C.’s office market got a fourth quarter shot in the arm with the $392 million sale leaseback of PNC Place to TIAA CREF and Norges Bank Investment Management from PNC Financial Services Group. The

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Industrial Strength Year The overall national industrial vacancy rate ended 2014 at 6.8 percent, the lowest level since 1Q 2001, according to Cushman & Wakefield. The vacancy rate was down 70 basis points YOY and 400 bps from its 10.8

International Beat 

Australia’s Big Deal Australia continues to attract numerous cross border investors purchasing hospitality real estate. Sydney is the site of the majority of transactions, according to JLL. The China based Sunshine Insurance Group recently paid a record $463 million for

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