Weekend Reading: CRE Pros

Written by Brent Carnduff | June 7, 2019

In our effort to stay current on the opportunities, challenges, and trends in the real estate space, we follow or subscribe to almost 100 publications that cover economics, local markets, real estate, and political news. Our goal with this weekly blog post is to share the best of those articles with the commercial real estate industry.

This week:

  • · Private equity real estate fund managers facing lowering returns.
  • · Retail Investment could best Multi-family investments.
  • · Phoenix Hotbed for Data Centers
  • · Fastest growing areas of the country.
  • · What's in store for retail?

Private Equity Real Estate Fund Managers Face Growing Pressure on Yields by Beth Mattson-Teig on National Real Estate Investor

Private equity real estate funds have been enjoying robust fundraising in recent years that has resulted in record high levels of assets under management. Yet fund managers are bracing for more challenges ahead that could cause them to lower target yields.

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Marcus & Millichap CEO Predicts Retail Investment Could Best Multi-family Bets by Diana Bell on CoStar

"Just as demand is coming back for physical retail, what’s happening to the supply side? We’re not building nearly as much retail, thank goodness. It’s a transformation. And the true obsolete retail is going to become something else: healthcare, schools, churches, whatever. But everything else is being reinvented. And we’re not building as much to keep up, which is a great sign of good things to come."

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Phoenix Becomes a Powerhouse in Data Center Development on AZ Big Media

The whispers and hints of big things happening in the Phoenix data center market are now full-fledged roars and the market is no longer a sleeping giant. The giant has awoken.

The Phoenix area has exploded with data center development.

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South and West Continue Rapid Growth, According to New Population Data by Richard Gonzales on NPR

The Southern and Western regions of the United States continued to have the nation's fastest-growing cities between 2017 and 2018, according to new population estimates for cities and towns released Thursday.

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The Ticking Time Bomb for Suburban Retail by Laura Bliss on CityLab

Thanks largely to the rise of e-commerce, chains like Macy’s, Toys “R” US, and Best Buy are shuttering faster than analysts predicted even one year ago, with at least 24 major retailers planning store closures in 2018.

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