Atlanta

Which Office REITs Stand to Gain the Most from Amazon’s HQ2 Choice?

In economic development circles, today’s most popular guessing game centers on where e-commerce goliath Amazon will put its highly coveted second headquarters. Will it be in Washington,…
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CMBS Lenders Are Hungry for Deals

Despite the surge in CMBS issuance in the first quarter, lenders are continuing to scramble to find deals in a market where the pie is shrinking along with the dwindling supply of loan…
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Rich Turn to Crowdfunding for Properties From Offices to Hotels

(Bloomberg Markets)—Real estate fund managers Michael Episcope and David Scherer had Georgia on their minds—specifically, Atlanta. The city, part of the third-largest-gaining metro…
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WeWork Joins Rush to Debt Market With Big Plans, Little Cash

(Bloomberg)—WeWork Cos. is tapping the bond market for the first time, seeking $500 million to help finance its aggressive global expansion. The co-working space company backed by SoftBank…
Kenmore

Reality Sets In at Lampert's Sears, With Another $1 Billion Due

(Bloomberg)—Few people on Wall Street believe in Eddie Lampert like Eddie Lampert. Thirteen years after merging Sears, one of America’s most iconic retailers, with the budget Kmart…
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Elaine Wynn Pushes to Oust Director in Post-Scandal Overhaul

(Bloomberg)—Elaine Wynn is urging shareholders to withhold votes for director John Hagenbuch, part of a push to remake the casino company she co-founded with her disgraced ex-husband. Saying…
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 24, 2018)

Old Navy plans to open 60 stores in the U.S. this year, CNBC reports. Long-term U.S. government bond yields crossed the 3 percent threshold, according to the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads…
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Local and Regional Banks Double Down on Apartment Construction Lending

Local and regional banks are making more loans on apartment properties, in some cases significantly more. In one surprising example, the busiest construction lender in the U.S. in 2017…
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The Future of Non-Bank Real Estate Lending: 10 Predictions

Non-bank real estate lending become much more prominent in the wake of the financial crisis as banks pulled back dramatically from this asset class, which played such a large role in causing the crisis. With the U.S. government…
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 23, 2018)

Sears Holdings CEO Eddie Lampert offered to buy some of the Sears units after the company wasn’t able to find other buyers, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Guardian looks at Sean Hannity’s real estate holdings.…