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Cities Restore Lost Streets, Local Charm After Razing Failed Malls

April 19, 2017

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, in response to the loss of anchor tenants throughout malls in the U.S, as well as the subsequent demise of the location as a whole due to the increase in popularity of online shopping, in online market hubs such as Amazon for example, cities have enlisted […]

What’s the Value of a Like?

April 18, 2017

Companies across the world spend billions of dollars every year to increase their social media presence. For example, Red Bull live-streamed a man skydiving from space and shared it all over their social networks. Companies will go to extreme links to get their brand out there and Facebook seems to be the preferred platform of […]

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today

April 17, 2017

As the first quarter comes to an end, Morgan Stanley analysts forecast that the Commercial Real Estate bull market is about to come to end due to more stringent lending standards, and rising interest rates relative to NOI growth. U.S investors have increased Hotel& Resort and Office investment trust’s by 14.8% and 10.8%, respectively, with […]

As Middle, Low-Income Californians Migrate To Texas, Class-B Apartments Benefit

April 14, 2017

Middle to low income Californians are migrating to Texas due to its low cost of living and affordability, and according to the U.S Census the beneficiaries will be Class B and C apartments. Axiometrics shows San Francisco Class C apartments renting for $2,428, far more than Class A space in Austin or Dallas which are […]

Garden Style Apartment Communities Outperform the Market

April 13, 2017

Because low density, garden style apartments are becoming farther and fewer in between, average rents are rising, and both demand as well as occupancy are high. Existing garden style apartments are usually located in areas where it would not be easily possible for a competitor to develop a similar property due to the required site […]

How Is the Price of Owning VS. Renting Affecting the Multifamily Market?

April 12, 2017

Timing is critical when purchasing real estate. It is especially critical when you are looking to purchase a home and build up equity. Similarly, good timing can allow individuals to take advantage of a period where low rents abound. A ratio of home prices to rents could allow for one to make a better decision […]

Amazon to Acquire Souq.com, Gaining Middle East Footprint

April 11, 2017

Amazon has just extended its international presence by acquiring Souq.com for an estimated $700 million. Dubai-based Souq.com was described by Amazon as the largest online retail platform in the Middle East with more than 8.4 million products for sale, and a reported 45 million visits per month. Of all Souq.com visitors and users, approximately 45% […]

Will a Border Adjustment Tax Cause Foreign Chains to Close U.S. Stores

April 10, 2017

Fast Retailing USA operates Uniqlo stores in 51 locations throughout the United States, in locations such as Santa Monica Place, CA, Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus, N.J, and the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. Fast Retailing USA President and Chairman, Tadashi Yanai made headlines when he was quoted voicing his willingness to withdraw from the U.S […]

The Millennial Opportunity

April 7, 2017

It’s no secret that Millennials are changing the way business is done and reshaping companies across the US. They have even taken the lead and replaced the baby boomers as the nation’s largest generation in U.S. history. However, today’s business leaders are still primarily made up of baby boomers and gen Xers, but that is […]

Want That Apartment? You Might Have to Bid

April 5, 2017

Competitive apartment bidding is gaining momentum in the United States. Popular startups, such as Rentberry and Zumper, are allowing tenants to bid on the rent, security deposit, and other negotiables for rental property.  Rentberry currently produces profits by charging a one-time $25 fee for every completed transaction, but it eventually plans to charge 25% of […]

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