peapod

Ahold Delhaize CEO Unfazed by Increased Online Retail Rivalry

(Bloomberg)—Royal Ahold Delhaize NV’s chief executive officer is putting on a brave face as the owner of U.S. grocery-delivery service Peapod squares off against fast-growing Amazon.com…
smart_cities

Maybe Cities Don’t Need Technology Hubs to Succeed: Noah Smith

(Bloomberg View)—There’s a standard playbook for reviving cities by turning them into technology clusters. But not every town can become the next Silicon Valley, or Robot City, or…
stocks

REITs Rethink Strategies to Cope with Falling Stock Prices

Recent volatility in the stock market is adding insult to injury where REITs are concerned. REITs that generally lagged the broader market in 2017 have been pummeled in 2018. Year-to-date…
seniors

Independent Living Facilities the Most Desirable in Seniors Housing

A recent survey on seniors housing conducted by real estate services firm JLL found that independent and assisted living facilities are currently considered the most promising property…
sams club

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 28, 2018)

Kushner Cos. is in talks to acquire the portion of 666 Fifth Ave. that is does not already own, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Federal Reserve is taking another look at rate projections, CNBC reports. These…
NYC

Manhattan Commercial-Property Sales Beating 2017's Sluggish Pace

(Bloomberg)—Sales of Manhattan investment properties are running ahead of last year’s pace, helping to validate the view of many commercial brokers that the snoozy market of 2017 wouldn’t…
starbucks

Starbucks Says Empty U.S. Storefronts Are Leading to Lower Rents

(Bloomberg)—Starbucks Corp. Chairman Howard Schultz sees a blessing in all the empty storefronts across the U.S. Facing a crush of vacancies—and the rise of e-commerce—retail landlords…
garden-apartment

Multifamily REITs Focus on Garden-Style Apartment Communities

Apartment REITs have significantly slowed down their acquisition and development activity, especially compared to earlier in this cycle. But when REITs do buy new buildings or start construction,…
louis vuitton

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 27, 2018)

New York State Comptroller has filed a lawsuit against Wynn Resorts’ board, reports MarketWatch. A Trump Organization executive says the company donated profits from foreign government hotel patrons to the U.S. Treasury,…
245 park

NYC, L.A. and Chicago All Have Different Vibes, as Do Their Lenders

Fair or not, big cities tend to be portrayed as having certain trademark characteristics. Fast-walking New Yawkers stereotypically sidestep hordes of tourists gawking at tall buildings,…