Diana Bell

Diana
Bell
Staff Writer,
Penton

Articles

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 24, 2017)
As part of rightsizing efforts, J.C. Penney will close 130 to 140 stores (about 13 to 14 percent of its store portfolio) as well as two distribution centers, MarketWatch reports. Becker’s Hospital Review shares six major healthcare trends for 2017. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 23, 2017)
The U.S. Treasury is looking into issuance of 50- and 100-year bonds, CNBC reports. Deportation plans under President Trump could send shockwaves through the real estate industry, according to The Guardian. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Will EB-5 Survive?
The merits of both program reforms and another temporary extension are being discussed.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 22, 2017)
The pros and cons of adding REITs to your retirement portfolio are analyzed by U.S. News & World Report. Real estate developers are cautiously optimistic that President Trump’s infrastructure and tax plans will make ultra-luxury real estate even more attractive to high-net-worth foreign investors, according to Forbes. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 21, 2017)
Forecasted rent softening in major multifamily markets continues to keeps bank lenders cautious, reports The Wall Street Journal. Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren announced the department store garnered $673 million from selling real estate assets in 2016, and plans to sell more properties to boost liquidity in 2017, according to Yahoo! Finance. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 17, 2017)
Of the 150 most populous U.S. cities, Detroit is the one ranked last in quality of life, while San Francisco was ranked healthiest, according to MarketWatch. Los Angeles residents will vote on a two-year ban on new developments requiring modification to city planning, The Wall Street Journal reports. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 16, 2017)
President Trump's company owns stakes in two Vornado Realty Trust office properties, for which it is paid millions annually, The Wall Street Journal reports. The real estate sector should remain optimistic even if interest rates rise, according to Barron's. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
17 Retailers Closing Stores in 2017 3
U.S. retailers are fighting battles on multiple fronts, experts say, and in the years ahead we should expect store closings to continue.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 15, 2017)
Department store anchors are interfering with landlords' attempts to refurbish malls, reports Retail Dive. Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank is buying New York investment manager Fortress Investment for $3.3 billion, according to The Real Deal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
MCR Development CEO Isn't Worried About Overbuilding in the Hotel Sector
We spoke to MCR Development CEO Tyler Morse about his perspective on trends that will affect the U.S. hotel sector in 2017.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 10, 2017)
Sears plans to cut operating costs by $1 billion in 2017, but must sell more store locations (including land holdings) and lay off employees to do so, according to Statesman. The U.S. Census Bureau reported the lowest-ever rate of moving amongst Americans between 2015 and 2016, saying only 11.2 percent changed residences, MultiHousing News reports. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 9, 2017)
Whole Foods will close nine stores, reports Fortune. A big part of Dodd-Frank regulations have not been implemented yet, according to CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 8, 2018)
Sharp Corp. may begin development on its $7 billion U.S.-based manufacturing plant in the first half of the year, Reuters reports. CNBC looks at the best markets for single-family rental investors. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 7, 2017)
Lending on multifamily loans was tightened by 33.3 percent of respondents to the Federal Reserve’s most recent senior loan officer survey, according to ABA Banking Journal. The Street looks at investment opportunities that could arise if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are privatized. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 6, 2017)
Eastern Outfitters has filed for bankruptcy, and U.K-based Sports Direct International has expressed interest in acquiring it, according to Reuters. U.S. wage growth slowed in December, but average hourly earnings grew 2.5 percent in 2016, MultiHousing News reports. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.