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    In Interest Rate Hike, Focus on the Long Term

    The increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve will make commercial real estate more attractive to investors, say experts from American Realty Advisors and CBRE, as the asset class continues to enjoy its “Goldilocks” moment.

    December 21, 2015
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    NYC’s Herald Square: A Global Retail Hot Spot

    Strategic location and transportation make 34th Street a miracle location for top global brands.

    December 14, 2015
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    Extended RE Cycle Seen on the Horizon

    Toll Brothers’ U.S. CFO, Marty Connor, expects an extended RE cycle for residential for-sale homes, and says the firm is hedging its bets expanding into condo and multifamily development.

    December 14, 2015
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    ‘Messy Divorce’ for Amstar and Billionaire Founder

    Amstar Advisers, its parent company Amstar Group, and the family office founder behind the Amstar brand are suing one another in what has been billed as a “messy and contentious corporate divorce.”

    December 8, 2015
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    Inside Changing Pressures on Asset Managers

    ASB Real Estate’s managing director Jim Darcey talks about the role of asset managers today, and how changing tenant needs—and rising tenant improvement costs—are putting greater pressure on firms.

    November 30, 2015
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    Shipping Containers: The New Real Estate

    Shipping containers could prove to be the new niche real estate sector, as startups in the U.S. and other countries show the potential of using the steel box as hotel rooms, as well as for affordable and student housing.

    November 30, 2015
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    What’s Driving Investors to Non-listed RE?

    INREV’s Henri Vuong discusses the studies the association is doing, why investors are looking at non-listed RE, and the liquidity requirements that investors expect from real estate.

    November 30, 2015
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    Finding Commercial RE’s Big Data

    Real estate is not about buildings, it’s about place-making and monetizing the density of people, says NAREIM CEO Gunnar Branson. To do that, GPs need to have better data.

    November 24, 2015
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    Gauging Risk in Global Opportunities

    Hauke Brede, chief risk officer for Allianz Real Estate, discusses looking at risk profiles worldwide, and the advantages the firm has over the competition.

    November 23, 2015
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    H.I.G. Happy In Small-cap Sweet Spot

    Investing using many different strategies in the small-cap space has worked well for H.I.G. Real Estate Partners’ David Hirschberg and Ira Weidhorn, who say there is less competition for value-add properties.

    November 10, 2015
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    Five Keys to Intelligent Joint Ventures

    As the flexibility of JVs make them increasingly popular, there are some best practices that can aid in avoiding pitfalls. Christopher Mendez of Madison International Realty goes over five keys to a successful JV.

    September 8, 2015
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    Gems to Be Found in the Middle Market

    Despite chatter about frothy pricing in the middle-market segment of commercial real estate, opportunity abounds amid a graying demographic, say experts from JCR Capital, Ares Commercial Real Estate, and Quantum Capital Partners.

    September 4, 2015
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    Are U.S. Data Centers at a Saturation Point?

    Investors should consider “getting out” of the U.S. data center sector, not least the retail segment, within the next five to 10 years amid warnings of over-saturation.

    August 25, 2015
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    Winning the Deal With Early Due Diligence

    Acquisition teams often need to complete due diligence ahead of sale agreements, and sometimes before they even bid on an asset, says RSM’s Michael Schwartz.

    August 25, 2015
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    Don’t Be Fooled By Past Cycles

    Institutional investors are urged not to compare the current real estate cycle with past ones, with Ashford Hospitality Trust president Doug Kessler saying this one is different.

    August 17, 2015
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    Winning the Deal With Early Due Diligence

    Rising competition for deals means GPs need to do their due diligence work ahead of bidding, and go deeper and wider than ever before, says RSM’s Michael Schwartz.

    August 11, 2015
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    Brazil’s Alternative Real Estate Opportunity

    Prolifico founding partner Peer Buergin talks about the growth potential of Brazil’s alternative real estate sectors of self-storage, student housing, and senior living.

    August 10, 2015
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    Shorter Development Cycles, Longer Holds

    CRE development cycles are shorter than ever, meaning the best deals are where investors can hold on for the long haul, says AECOM Capital CEO John Livingston.

    August 3, 2015
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