The days when real estate transactions were closed with a handshake between neighbors are disappearing. As commercial real estate activity creeps toward pre-recession levels, online cross-border deals are also on the rise. The internationalization of real estate deals began around 2000, but many investors retreated to more familiar turf...Read more
Whether it's professional football or commercial real estate, legendary Dallas Cowboys former quarterback Roger Staubach gets a competitive glint in his eye when talking about either endeavor. "I was very competitive in football, I didn't want to lose," Staubach said recently in an interview. "But I wasn't a sore loser. I couldn't...Read more
The danger of a collapse in the commercial real estate sector seems to have been overcome due to the low interest rates, but investors are still waiting for the second shoe to drop in the downturn, Richard LeFrak, the LeFrak Organization president, told CNBC.
Despite continued bad news about the economy and real estate's role in it, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in the real-estate sector have rebounded during the past year. Indeed, real estate has been the top-performing U.S.-stock fund category this year, through August,...Read more
There is always a bull market somewhere. With the stock market continuing to whipsaw and bonds getting ever-pricier, investors are looking further afield for decent returns—and some are finding them. Self-storage buildings, anyone? How about abandoned railroad beds, cellular towers, student apartments or parking facilities? Such unglamorous...Read more
Check out this “genius” quote from Bill Gates from a book he wrote more than 15 years ago! The Road Ahead, ailment published in 1995, ailment Bill Gates said the following about finding homes for sale on the Internet:Read more
|Banks' commercial loan portfolios in the second quarter showed the first hints of improvement since the third...
Real-estate funds saddled with tens of billions of dollars of boom-time properties are beginning to get some relief from Wall Street firms and other investors hoping to capitalize on their need for cash. Opportunistic investors are buying stakes in troubled funds at steep discounts or lending...Read more