Weekend Reading - Commercial Real Estate

Written by Brent Carnduff | January 24, 2020

Happy Friday! Not able to keep up with this week's CRE news? No worries, we have your back. This week:

  • Money expected to continue to pour into private equity
  • Follow the tech industry to find good multifamily investments
  • Single-tenant Net-lease retail is in high demand with investors
  • Continued grocer consolidation promises both benefits and headaches to landlords
  • Think pop-ups are just for the holidays? Think again - a Brittney Spears pop-up preparing to open in L.A.

Will Private Equity RE Players Continue Raising Funds at a Breakneck Pace? by Beth Mattson-Teig on National Real Estate Investor

There are a few different reasons for the continued inflows into private equity real estate funds. Chief among them are good values, steady income and attractive returns relative to other fixed-income assets, as well as a desire to improve portfolio diversification and create added resiliency to downside risk. In addition, even though it is later into the real estate cycle, real estate fundamentals are still relatively solid and there are no significant oversupply concerns.

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How Looking at a Local Tech Scene Can Help Maximize Multifamily Investment Returns by Caroline Kane on National Real Estate Investor

Over 80 percent of the U.S. population now lives in an urban area, and that number is expected to continue to rise over the next few years. Driven by economic prosperity, emerging industries, entertainment options and accessible transportation, people are moving to cities more than ever before.

One of the most impactful industries that is positively reshaping communities is technology.

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Single-Tenant Net-lease Market Firing on All Cylinders as Cap Rates Hit Historic Lows by Brian Rogal on Bisnow

There is a lot of noise about the retail sector, but most of the retail businesses going under are not typically part of the net-lease market, which is dominated by stores like Walgreens, CVS and 7-Eleven, and they are not going anywhere.

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Grocer Consolidation is Expected to Continue. How Will it Impact Shopping Center Landlords? by Liz Wolf on National Real Estate Investor

Consolidation can make merged grocers more credit-worthy. It can also leave behind hard-to-fill anchor spaces.

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L.A. Center Adds Britney Spears Pop-up by Brannon Boswell on ICSC

The 30,000-square-foot Zone, which will operate Jan. 31–April 26, is billed as an artful, immersive pop-up experience and store to spotlight Spears’ career.

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Read Past Editions

Weekend Reading for the Commercial Real Estate Industry - January 17, 2019
Weekend Reading for the Commercial Real Estate Industry - January 10, 2020
Weekend Reading for the Commercial Real Estate Industry - January 3, 2020
Weekend Reading Library (All Editions)

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