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Contrarian Real Estate Investing: A Road Map for Underwriting Investments that Cut Against Conventional Wisdom

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 21 July 2017
In our Spring webinar with NREI, RCLCO outlined an approach to contrarian investing in real estate – a framework for identifying where long-term fundamentals and the current attention of capital are misaligned. The challenge, of course, is pricing the risk in this approach and understanding where you are getting paid for avoiding the herd mentality and where you are taking long bets with uncertain payoff.
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Securing a CRE Loan: A Field Guide

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 21 July 2017
There’s a popular misconception that it’s more difficult to get a commercial real estate loan today than it was 10 years ago. While it’s true that in the post-recession environment lenders have narrowed their loan criteria dramatically, the past two years have been among the three strongest on record for commercial loan originations—proof that capital is readily available to strong borrowers who do their homework.
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Lifestyle Centers Positioned to Help Landlords Weather Industry Upheavals, Expert Claims

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 20 July 2017
The Hanover Mall in Massachusetts represents a Boston retail market enjoying a surge of economic growth. Its owner, PECO Retail Partners, is planning to redevelop a 200,000-sq.-ft. outdoor portion of the mall and turn it into a lifestyle center.
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How Mixed Use Structuring Can Help Your Hotel Project Pencil Out

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 19 July 2017
The nature of the current urban real estate economy is motivating hotel developers to structure large projects in a manner which utilizes every available profitable option. The rising cost of land puts further pressure on developers to maximize economic value and minimize risk. In many cases, especially in urban settings, buildings consisting of a single use are either too difficult to finance, or the economics of the project do not pencil out.
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Tom Barrack Juggles Trump Defense and Revamped Property Empire

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 19 July 2017
Billionaire Tom Barrack has a lot in common with his longtime friend Donald Trump. He’s a real estate mogul who’s had massive successes and high-profile busts. He projects a wealthy image and rewards loyalists. And in January, he embarked on a new act that has been slow to gain momentum.
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CMBS Delinquencies Remain Muted

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 19 July 2017
A rise in CMBS delinquencies would not normally be cause for celebration. But with the wall of maturities rapidly diminishing, still low delinquencies at this stage of the game is welcome news for capital markets.
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Mortgage REITs Have Paid Off Well

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 17 July 2017
The market for real estate investment trusts (REITs) has been choppy this year. Let me be more specific: The market for equity REITs has been choppy. Mortgage REITs – at least those inside the portfolios of two exchange-traded funds – have been on a quiet tear. It’s uncertain if that will continue.
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Investors Become More Uncertain About Current Market Cycle Phase

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 13 July 2017
Readers surveyed by NREI seem to be less confident about calling which phase of the market cycle we are in than they have been in recent months. In May, the percentage of survey respondents who said they were “not sure” where we are in the cycle rose to 10 percent, up from 5 percent in March and 9 percent in February.
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Why Lawmakers Are Seeking Greater Transparency on Foreign Landlords

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 13 July 2017
Commercial real estate in the U.S. has always been—and likely will always be—open to foreign investors. In some cases, however, the federal government believes foreign ownership’s details are not transparent enough, at least when foreign entities end up owning buildings where federal agencies conduct high-security affairs and handle sensitive information.
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The 10 Best Markets for Life Sciences Space

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 13 July 2017
A new report ranks the top 10 “clusters” for the sector, based on factors including concentration of life sciences jobs, venture capital funding and National Institute of Health funding, among others. The most attractive markets for life sciences space have shifted a bit since last year, according to a new report from real estate services firm JLL. The report ranks the top 10 “clusters” for the sector, based on factors including concentration of life sciences jobs, venture capital funding for life sciences companies, lab supply, concentration of life sciences establishments and level of National Institute of Health funding, as well as space occupancy rates and average rents. Here are this year’s rankings:
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Dov Charney Couldn't Keep American Apparel, So He Restarted It

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 12 July 2017
His new company, Los Angeles Apparel, was launched late last year as a wholesale business—just like American Apparel’s origins in 1989—selling blank basics such as T-shirts and sweatshirts.
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The Market Takes a Breather

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 12 July 2017
After foreign investors scooped up billions of dollars' worth of student housing last year, 2017 deal volume is returning to a more sustainable
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The Future of Free Tuition

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 12 July 2017
Growth in free- and subsidized-tuition programs at public colleges and universities could goose enrollments in some states, but will there be much benefit for the private student housing market?
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Risk Management 101

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 12 July 2017
There are challenges and risks to any business, but student housing comes with a few unique worries. Risks run the gamut from project delays to foreign policy changes and nearly everything in between. Here’s how top firms are managing some of the biggest strains.
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Star Gazing

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 12 July 2017
Ratings and reviews success in student housing hinges on an authentic, unwavering commitment to resident engagement. Having five out of five stars doesn’t hurt either.
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It's Student Housing Time

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 12 July 2017
The best in the business will be on the bay in Tampa in September for the annual NMHC Student Housing Conference. Here are four reasons you’ll want to be there.
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The Amazon-Whole Foods Deal and Its Impact on Owners and Lenders

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 12 July 2017
On the heels of Amazon’s recently announced acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, owners and lenders of Whole Foods-anchored properties are waiting along with the rest of the world to see just what Amazon will do with the latest purchase the e-commerce giant has placed in its shopping cart.
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12 Takeaways from the Pacific Coast Builders Conference 2017

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 12 July 2017
More than 10,000 building industry professionals attended the 2017 annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Diego on June 27-29. The three conference tracks included the Land & Capital Forum; Multifamily Trends and Re-Think, which featured some unconventional speakers, such as futurists and human rights activists, to inspire attendees with “blue sky’ thinking.
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Apartment Vacancy Rates Remain in Low Single Digits in Gateway Markets

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 11 July 2017
Vacancy rates for rental apartments remain low in the top six U.S. markets, despite an influx of new development. “All of these markets continue to register very favorable supply/demand dynamics,” says Ron Willett, chief economist with RealPage, parent company to MPF Research.
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As the Labor Markets Heats Up, Staffing Seniors Housing Properties Is a Concern

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 21 June 2017
It’s a good time to be a worker. With the national unemployment rate falling to 4.3 percent in May, the jobless rate is at a 16-year low. Moreover, a broader measure of joblessness, which includes those who are working part time, but would prefer full-time jobs and those that have given up searching—the U-6 unemployment rate—fell to 8.4 percent in May, its lowest level since 2007. Since February 2010, which marked the low point of the employment recession, 16 million jobs have been created, 7 million more than the pre-recession peak. Since October 2010, the economy has consistently added jobs every month.
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Restaurant Boom Feeds 1031 Investment Pipeline

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 14 June 2017
Investors using 1031 exchanges continue to have a voracious appetite for triple net lease properties, and they are increasingly setting their sights on restaurants. “People are shifting to e-commerce-resistant retail, and restaurants are at the top of the list of what people are looking for,” says Randy Blankstein, president of the Boulder Group, a net lease advisory firm. “So it has gone from a category that five years ago was considered specialty to very much a mainstream category that is getting a lot of interest from a lot of new players.”
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Are Investors Ready to Return to Non-Listed REITs?

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 7 June 2017
The non-listed REIT industry has seen capital flows drop off a cliff in the past several years. But recent data shows that the market may have hit bottom and is ready for a rebound.
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Emergence of NextTech Markets Provides Investors with New Opportunities

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 2 June 2017
A new study by the real estate division of MetLife Investment Management has identified “NextTech” primary and secondary markets where significant job growth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is reshaping local economies.
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Sales Volume on Net Lease Assets Roughly Flat with Last Year's

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 26 May 2017
It seems there’s no investment sector safe from the current political uncertainty, including net lease assets. Investment sales volume in the sector in 2017 will likely end up flat with 2016 levels, industry sources say.
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What New Technologies Mean for the Future of Office Space

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - 26 May 2017
Changes in the workplace have come fast and furious over the past few years, with new technologies advancing digital mobility and giving rise to worker demands for a flexible work environment. Office users have responded by creating open, collaborative office environments with a variety of workspaces and amenities to attract and retain talent.

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