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Real Estate Faces Shortening Runway in 2018

August 15, 2018

Real Estate Faces Shortening Runway in 2018 The U.S. economy is showing few signs of deceleration, creating a matrix of growth opportunities across markets and property types. But for all its strengths, the real estate industry still faces its fair share of headwinds, as the post-recession recovery borders on a decade. by Sanyu Kyeyune The…

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Fundrise Sells 4.4MM Shares of Their Reg A+

August 15, 2018

Fundrise Sells 4.4MM Shares of Their Reg A+ Crowdfundinsider: By JD Alois Fundrise, an online real estate investment platform, has filed an updated Form 1-A with the Securities and Exchange Commission that provides insight into their ongoing share offering. Fundrise commenced a securities offering for “Rise Companies Corp.” back at the beginning of 2017. When…

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How Long Will Student Housing Be Big Business?

August 15, 2018

How Long Will Student Housing Be Big Business? Even with high turnover and messy tenants, returns are stable for now. But demographic shifts could hurt demand. Bloomberg: By Noah Buhaya, Kristy Westgard, Gillian Tan Isaac Sitt and Elliot Tamir had been investing in real estate for years when they stumbled onto the idea. They’d bought…

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Retail Vacancies Hit All-Time High, But Don’t Panic

August 15, 2018

Retail Vacancies Hit All-Time High, But Don’t Panic Just a Handful of Retailers May Be Fueling Much of the Empty Space, Analysis Shows Costar: By Rob Smith More than half of the retail space at American Dream Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ, will be dedicated toward entertainment. There’s more vacant retail space than ever. But…

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Apollo to Buy Senior Housing Portfolio

August 15, 2018

Apollo to Buy Senior Housing Portfolio $428 Million Brookdale Portfolio to be Apollo’s Senior Living Investment Launchpad Senior Housing News: Tim Mullaney Private equity giant Apollo Global Management plans to invest further in senior living after acquiring a portfolio of 22 properties currently managed by Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD), a person with knowledge of…

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Multifamily Rents Achieve New Heights in July

August 14, 2018

Multifamily Rents Achieve New Heights in July Corporate Property Executive: IvyLee Rosario.  Year-over-year, rents have risen by 2.8 percent, reaching an all-time high of $1,409. Among the top 30 metros, Orlando once again came out ahead with the highest rental increase, at 6.9 percent. Rents for the month of July increased by $3 to an…

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Forecast: Unprecedented CRE Construction Growth

August 13, 2018

Forecast: Unprecedented CRE Construction Growth Steady Beat of Commercial Construction Driving Bullish Growth Projections Costar: By Randyl Drummer Construction financing is readily available for major projects like the 1,055-room Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, which will be the fourth largest hotel in Massachusetts when it opens in early 2021. Spending on hotel, office, distribution…

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Ten Important Housing Stats Transforming the Landscape

August 13, 2018

Ten Important Housing Stats Transforming the Landscape Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University:  Daniel McCue This year marked 30 years since the Joint Center released its first report in 1988 and this year’s report – like its predecessors – includes a number of statistics that surprised even the experienced researchers who prepare it.…

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Meet the New RealtyShares

August 9, 2018

Meet the New RealtyShares RealtyShare Press Release:  by Kristina Wallender, Senior Vice President, Marketing Real estate investing used to be hard. Historically, if you wanted to invest in real estate, you had to buy a property or know a developer. The minimum buy-in was around $100,000. If you didn’t have the money and time, or if…

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Mall Operators Turning to Retail Incubators to Fill Empty Space

August 8, 2018

Mall Operators Turning to Retail Incubators to Fill Empty Space This is Not a Trend, Says One Leasing Expert. It’s a Sign of Things to Come. By Rob Smith Mall operators are taking a page from the playbook of their office counterparts and setting up retail incubators in some of the space left vacant by…

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Self Storage Rents Still Down Year-Over-Year

August 7, 2018

Self Storage Rents Still Down Year-Over-Year Despite robust growth in western markets, street-rate rents dropped 3 percent nationally as of June 2018. by Evelyn Jozsa Self-Storage Under Construction & Planned Percent of Existing Inventory Substantial inventory expansion and slowing economic fundamentals continue to affect street-rate rents for 10×10 units. On a year-over-year basis, rents have…

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MFR Construction Surge Dilutes Rent Growth

August 7, 2018

MFR Construction Surge Dilutes Rent Growth [While this article refers to the Miami market, the impact of similar dynamics in markets across the country is inevitable.  AG] Following another record-breaking year for multifamily deliveries, the metro is on the verge of oversupply. As new units add up to the existing stock, we expect rents to…

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