Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Deal Making Convention Report

Most of the 30,000-plus Real Estate Professionals who returned home this week from the International Council Of Shopping Centers' annual spring convention are busy following up on potential deals they encountered here in Las Vegas. CEO's and other senior executives took time out from their deal making duties to take the pulse of the event and...
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Financial Centers Are Holding On-With Lower Rents

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New York wasn't the only city in the world to find itself in a tenant's market last year. In fact, global office rents fell by 10 percent in 2009 compared to the previous year, according to Cushman & Wakefield. In particular,...
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Who Is The Future Of Commercial Real Estate ?

Are  Commercial  Real Estate Practitioners  too homogeneous ? It’s not a question with a simple “yes” or “no” answer, sale but the 2010 Commercial Member Profile statistics compiled by the  NAR Research suggests the  Profession could stand a little more diversity.
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Saving The Smaller Portfolio Owners

In the past 12 months, more brokers and attorneys are devising creative ways to untangle portfolios that are just barely buoyant. Some leviathans of yesteryear, like  General Growth Properties, have fallen and gained notoriety for their failures. But those front-page headlines mask a more endemic problem. Distressed assets have...
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Brokers taking the ‘I’ Out of Team

Citing time constraints, many agents dismantle their groups
A year ago, teaming up looked like a great idea for real estate agents. Industry-wide, there had been a decade-long trend toward consolidation. Plus, in a bad economy, who wouldn't want more bodies scouring the city for leads? That was then....
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Love Him Or Hate Him-More From Sam Zell

The irrepressible Sam Zell makes for great theater, site particularly when he’s talking shop with Real Estate Professor Peter Linneman of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. The two appeared on stage at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston during the ...
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Credit Is The Key

WASHINGTON, DC --  Improving the availability of credit and access to capital are essential to recovery in the real estate market. Addressing these challenges was the focus of the "Financing Real Estate for Tomorrow" session, part of the National Association of Realtors®' daylong "Real Estate Summit: Advancing the U.S....
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Global Commercial Property Recovery Underway

Today we live in a much smaller world ...a true global village... please read  an  update regarding the Global Commercial Property Recovery that is well underway. Latin  America and Asia are leading the recovery in the Global Commercial  Property Market with Peru, sales Brazil and Singapore providing the best upswing according to a...
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World’s Most Expensive Office Markets

London's West End remains the world's most expensive office market. Hong Kong Central Business District has risen to second place pushing Tokyo's Inner Central to Third Place. Mumbai i now in fourth position on the list while Moscow remains in fifth. ( Credit CBRE) According to Dr. Raymond Torto, the CRBE's Global Chief Economist, currency fluctuations...
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