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Retail — and Waistline — Expansion How many burgers can America eat? Although it seems like there is a fast food or fast casual restaurant on every outpad in America, restaurant chains are gearing up for an expansive year, according

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2013 CCIM Deal Makers CCIM designees reported participating in 242 deals totaling almost $2.4 billion last year, handily surpassing 2013’s total of $1.7 billion. The figure is based on the number of deals published in Commercial Investment Real Estate’s Deal

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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

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South Florida’s Big Deal Investors aren’t wasting away in Margaritaville, they’re buying hotels since May 2013 four hospitality assets in and around Key West, Fla., have sold. Ashford Hospitality Trust bought the 142 room Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa

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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

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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

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Japan’s Big DealJapan’s second richest man and founder of the telecom company SoftBank bought Tokyo’s landmark Tiffany Building in the luxury Ginza shopping district for $326 million, well above the $257 million asking price, according to Reuters. Masayoshi Son’s pricey

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

Regional Outlook 

South Nashville’s Big Deal In June, Nashville cut the ribbon on Tennessee’s most expensive municipal project the $600 million Music City Center. With the new 1.2 msf convention center, Nashville hopes to corner the market on trade shows and events,

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Rome’s Big Deal Low cost clothing brand H&M is taking over Italian born Benetton’s flagship store in on Via Tomacelli in central Rome. The Swedish company purchased the former Unione Militare landmark building for $235 million. The 1901 landmark building

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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

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High Priced Office Markets The location for the top five most expensive streets for office space — San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Fairfield County, Conn., and Washington, D.C. — haven’t changed in two years, they’ve simply shuffled places,