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International Beat 

France’s Big Deal French developers Unibail Rodamco and Socri are joining forces to build a $462 million outdoor shopping center on the French Riviera. Scheduled to open in 2015, Polygone Riviera in Cagnes sur Mer outside of Nice will feature

Regional Outlook 

National The Big Deal Does Cerberus Capital Management’s $3.3 billion purchase of 877 grocery stores from SuperValu threaten the stability of grocery anchored neighborhood centers? Market watchers predict the real estate management group will close stores in all of the

Regional Outlook 

South Orlando’s Big Deal Location, location, location convinced Hyatt Hotels Corp. to buy its sixth hotel in the Orlando market — the Peabody Orlando adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center. Hyatt purchased the 1,641 room hotel for $717 million

Market Trends 

Outlets Going StrongNorth American outlet centers still outperform traditional malls in sales power, according to International Council of Shopping Centers president and CEO Michael P. Kercheval, at the Value Retail News Fall outlet convention. Sales at the 205 North American

Regional Outlook 

 

Market Trends 

Multifamily Holds Steady Amid Fears of Slowdown | Offices Near Transportation Hubs Draw Interest | Experts Think Industrial Is (Barely) Overpriced | Community Areas Gaining Space in Hotels | Hemp Market to Boom in Next 5 Years | New Jersey Tops List of Self-Storage Markets | Developments Aim to Mix City, Suburban | Mass Retailers in Store for Big Growth?

Market Trends 

Current Market Trends: Consumers are increasingly aware of prices. What does that mean for retail? | The top 10 U.S. cities with the lowest industrial vacancy rates | Industrial rents reach highest peak since 2007 | What are the five major trends affecting CRE?

Market Trends 

Developers Get Ready While new multifamily construction may not be out of the ground yet, developers are busy with “land acquisition, lining up financing, and getting building permits,” according to the 1Q12 Quarterly Survey of Apartment Market Conditions, conducted by

Market Trends 

Shifts in the seniors market | Hot spots for coworking | Smaller retail markets catch investors’ eye | Financing for green multifamily grows | Canada leads inbound multifamily investment | Planning medical offices with consumers in mind

Market Trends 

The Great Retail Class Divide According to Cassidy Turley’s Spring Retail Report, national credit tenants rule the roost today and their rule is class A shopping centers or nothing at all. Class B centers should be upgrading to compete with

International Beat 

Japan’s Big Deal Hotel investors are focusing on the Asia Pacific market, Japan in particular, according to JLL. Singapore based Ascendas Hospitality Trust recently bought the 17 year old Namba Washington Hotel Plaza in Osaka, Japan, for $87 million. It

Regional Outlook 

East Washington, D.C.’s Big Deal More than seven years in the making, Washington, D.C.’s southwest waterfront project known as The Wharf broke ground in March. The $2 billion, 27 acre, mile long mixed use development on the Washington Channel will

Regional Outlook 

Midwest Sam Zell's Big Deal Does Sam Zell know something the rest of us don't? Obviously he knows more about making money, but whether he's prescient about market timing remains to be seen. Equity Residential's sell-off of a 23,262-unit apartment portfolio for $5.37 billion to Starwood Capital caused s

Regional Outlook 

Houston's office market may rise again. | Top 5 multifamily markets with the highest 2017 expected completions and absorption. | Low office vacancy rates in Boston. | Industrial markets in California and Miami are strong | Hotel market grows in Charlotte, N.C.

Mixed Signals 

Commercial real estate financing is still relatively cheap and fairly accessible, but there is room for volatility. With a Trump administration, the Brexit vote, and an increasing 10-year Treasury Note rate, a lot can change in the commercial real estate lending in the coming months.

International Beat 
Leadenhall Building in London was purchased for $1.42 billion | 2016 European transaction dips from record levels. | China leads real private consumption growth based on 2016 forecasts.
Regional Outlook 

South Houston’s Big Deal A new spec office building is big news in most markets in Houston, the story is that the property is fully leased before it even opens. Technip USA will occupy all 17 floors of Energy Tower

International Beat 

England’s Big Deal Until recently, office acquisitions outside of London were rare. But the sale leaseback of One Angel Square in Manchester, England, for £142 million, about $217 million, by German based RREEF Real Estate, signals that foreign investors are

Market Trends 

International Buyers Seek Apartments In the past 15 months, international real estate investors have sought security in the U.S. multifamily market, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Canadian investors have spent close to $3.2 billion in the U.S. multifamily market, followed

Active Real Estate Market Warms Up Minnesota 

Minnesota’s economic growth recently has faced a labor shortage and high property taxes. “We will continue to be among the strongest performing states in the Midwest,” says Keith Collins, CCIM, of CB Richard Ellis in Minneapolis. “However, because of the

Cajun Country Puts Spice in Markets 

Down south in Louisiana, "Our economy is basically tied to the oil industry," explains Gary P. Tilley, CCIM, of Stirling Properties, Inc., in Covington, Louisiana. While others contend that the economy has become more diversified and note the impact of

Brokers Predict Continued Multifamily and Industrial Investment 

An experienced investment broker's perspective may be the most accurate and reliable measure of market trends that is available today. Of all the parties involved in investment transactions, only brokers have the broad perspective derived from multiple direct experiences and

Calculating the Overbuilding Equation 

During the dismal first half of the 1990s, new commercial real estate development ground to a halt. Construction was absent from the industry for so many years that developers began to think of themselves as property managers. But mid decade,

Chicago a Sweet Home to Many Real Estate Markets 

Chicago is a commercial real estate kind of town. Home to just under eight million people, the Windy City’s metropolitan area has seen myriad activity lately in all of its major property types. "The Chicago area economy is strong due

China Offers Opportunities Despite International Incidents 

Behind the Great Wall of China, growing opportunity exists for commercial real estate investors and developers willing to take a risk on untapped markets. U.S. Sino relations have been strained this year, due to disputes over the crippled U.S. Navy