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Solid US Employment, Retail Sales Growth Bode Well for Continued "Slower but Steady’ Economic Expansion

Tuesday’s Commerce Department report of a major boost in U.S. retail sales in July, combined with a stronger-than-expected jobs report earlier this month, suggests that the U.S. economy continued its slow but steady expansion in the third...

California Pension Funds’ CRE Portfolios Outperform, but for How Long?

The nation’s two largest public pension funds reported strong returns from their real estate investments for their fiscal years ended June 30. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) reported preliminary net returns...

Office Properties in Prime Suburban Districts are Getting a Second Look

Suburban office markets with emerging ‘urban-style’ live-work environments and good transportation access are gaining increasing cachet among investors and cost-conscious office users, according to a new survey of the nation’s...

Cushman & Wakefield Buys Out NorthMarq JVs in Four US Markets

Cushman & Wakefield is buying out its joint-venture partner to take full ownership of its branded operations in Minneapolis, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas from NorthMarq Cos., a private holding company owned by the Minneapolis-based...

CMBS Full Year Analysis: Securitized Properties Continue to Post Cash-Flow Growth

Full-year 2016 cash flow numbers are in for about 75% of loans securitized in CMBS deals with most borrowers reporting higher than the historical growth average for most property types, however the pace of growth is down slightly from record...

DineEquity Doubling Applebee’s Restaurant Closures

DineEquity Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, announced more aggressive restaurant closure plans this past week, more than doubling the count of Applebee’s it expects...

Cushman & Wakefield Announces Corporate Acquisitions in Four US Markets, Canada

Cushman & Wakefield today announced it has agreed to buy out joint-venture operations in Minneapolis, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas from NorthMarq Companies, a private holding company owned by the Minneapolis-based Pohlad family. In...

Colony NorthStar Forecloses on $1.3 Billion Hotel Portfolio

Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE:CLNS) foreclosed on a $1.3 billion, 148-property limited-service hotel portfolio. Known as the “Tharaldson Portfolio,” the hotels were owned by Whitehall Street Global Real Estate LP 2005 and Whitehall Street...

Colony NorthStar Forecloses on $1.3 Billion Hotel Portfolio

Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE:CLNS) foreclosed on a $1.3 billion, 148-property limited-service hotel portfolio. Known as the “Tharaldson Portfolio,” the hotels were owned by Whitehall Street Global Real Estate LP 2005 and Whitehall Street...

Nearly a Dozen States Compete for Planned $1.6 Billion Toyota-Mazda Assembly Plant

Elected officials and business recruiters in at least 11 Midwestern and southern states are wooing Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp., which announced a joint venture to build a $1.6 billion U.S. factory to produce...