Monthly Archives: February 2011

C.M.B.S. 2.0

A crucial part of the securitization market — the Wall Street credit machine that helped set off the financial crisis — is kicking back into gear. In the last few weeks, capsule a number of big banks have successfully bundled and sold new securities backed by commercial real estate loans....
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NAR Commercial Real Estate Report

The National Association of Realtors has released its latest Commercial Real Estate Outlook report, sickness and the organization anticipates increasing improvement across the board for the national commercial real estate market. There was overbuilding in just about every sector of commercial real estate...
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John C. Cushman: Lessons from A Giant

Every Industry has giants : Below is an interview John Cushman gave ULI....it is compelling and instructive now as it was when it was given: The scion of one of America’s oldest real estate families, order John Cushman worked his way up the career ladder from elevator operator to...
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Updated Office Market Report

A slow decline in US office vacancy driven by improved job growth is in the forecast for 2011, clinic says CBRE Econometric Advisors. By year’s end, it’s expected to fall to an average of 16.1% from its peak of 16.7% at the end of 2010’s second quarter, reaching...
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Sam Zell’s Advice To Entrepreneurs

Zell, stuff nicknamed “the grave dancer, hospital ” is a notoriously aggressive businessman who enjoys the thrill of riding his motorcycles in risky places like Caracas. That snowy afternoon, however, Zell was cozy in his red baseball cap and peach sweater. With a bowl of M&Ms...
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CB Richard Ellis And JLL Are Leading The Way

In a sign of improving commercial real estate market conditions around the globe, the industry's two largest global property services companies, CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. and Jones Lang LaSalle, reported solid results for the last quarter of 2010. In more results reported this week, Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE:...
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Core Is The Way To Go

Despite the slow pace of recovery and trend lines suggesting lackluster cyclical growth ahead, order cash investors should not get sidetracked—now is the time to buy, lend or do preferred equity deals. Dealmakers may not hit grand slams, but the opportunity is there to ...
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REITS Climb Higher

Real-estate stocks continue to rally, the latest indication the outlook for commercial real estate has improved. After posting gains that exceeded the broader stock market last year, the stocks of real-estate investment trusts are picking up additional gains this year. The Dow Jones Equity All REIT Price index, which tracks 126 stocks, was...
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REITs On The Rampage

When you look at the ground floor, the market's only so-so. There are still empty stores, commercial trading is slower, and apartment buildings continue to dangle incentives to get renters. But pull back, and it's clear that many of the businesses that own these types of properties fared extremely well...
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