Analysis

NAREIT 2015: Slow and steady growth seen for REIT sector

Real estate investment trusts have largely booked in the prospect of an interest rate hike and are expecting to see


Borrowers hold the cards in today’s lending

Amidst macro volatilities and widened spreads, the lending market remains largely a borrowers market. For good quality real estate with

The Marijuana (Industrial) Revolution  

Following Colorado’s move to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in 2012, the state has seen significant absorption of industrial



Guarding against cyber-attacks

As the commercial real estate industry begins to embrace technology, it is also finding itself increasingly at risk and inadequately


Call to action: Commercial mart needs to boost data efficiency

The commercial real estate market continues to lag behind its peers in the adoption of technology that will allow more


Rejuvenating Midtown

With plans for air rights transfers in Midtown, New York lays the ground for next generation of builders. Sherry Hsieh


Farmland: the next frontier?

The world’s population is increasing, but its amount of available farmland is not. More institutional investors are striking deals with


Real estate sees the future: and it’s (partly) online

The commercial real estate industry has been slow to adapt to the advent of the internet. But a recent sale


No exit: the difficulties of de-registering with the SEC

In light of the SEC’s hard line against private investment advisers, some real estate funds are re-thinking whether they should


Charting The Way Ahead: Succession Planning

Company succession planning should not be an after-thought. Building a plan for new leadership ensures smoother continuity, Elizabeth Blosfield reports.


Douglas taps EB-5 market to help finance D.C. deal

Douglas Development Corp. has obtained $18m of preferred equity from the EB-5 market as part of its efforts to redevelop


Making Boston (More) Beautiful

Sherry Hsieh reports on how the Mayor of Boston’s call to action from developers is inspiring new architecture and space


Actionable information: Kroll goes beyond the ratings

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, which started rating commercial mortgage-backed securities deals in 2011, is aiming to provide investors in the




Restoring Pittsburgh’s Union Trust Building

  Pittsburgh's historic Union Trust Building, developed by Henry Clay Frick a hundred years ago, is undergoing a renaissance that


B is Back

Creative companies are bringing Class B properties back in style - a move that suggests the emergence of a new


The market where second places wins

The old proverb that necessity is the mother of invention is shaping up to be an accurate metaphor for the


Value, and the Means to Prove It

Real estate fund management is becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. Fund managers' growth strategies today seem to be less focused


Urban Detox

Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal is the urban poster child of site contamination. The canal is a two-mile-long inland body of unsavory