Regional Outlook 

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

Market Trends 

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

International Beat 

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