Weekend Reading for the Commercial Real Estate Industry - September 20, 2019

Written by Brent Carnduff | September 20, 2019

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Happy last Friday of the summer! This weekend's edition includes the rise in Net Lease Office Acquisitions, the Retail-to-Industrial movement, how the Yale endowment grew to $29.4 Billion using "the Yale model," a look at the Flex Office market, and the SEC's chief's hopes to make private equity accessible to the masses. Enjoy!


Does the Spike in Net Lease Office Acquisitions Signal Waning Confidence in Economy? by Patricia Kirk on National Real Estate Investor

Investment in net lease office real estate more than doubled in the second quarter of this year, going up by 65.7 percent compared to the second quarter of 2018 to $8.2 billion.

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Retail closing

(R)etail-to-industrial redevelopment might be a trend on the rise, as demand for last-mile industrial space becomes more acute. Empty big-boxes and dead malls can, under the right circumstances, be redeveloped or razed for new industrial development.

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How David Swensen Made Yale Fabulously Rich by Drake Bennett, Janet Lorin, and Michael McDonald on Bloomberg Businessweek
Swensen is regularly mentioned in the same breath as Warren Buffett and other investing greats. “He’s right up there with John Bogle, Peter Lynch, [Benjamin] Graham, and [David] Dodd as a major force in investment management,” says Byron Wien, a longtime Wall Street strategist.

Flex Office Space: Much More Than WeWork by Scott Baltic on Commercial Property Executive
WeWork remains the powerhouse among flex-space operators, having added nearly 11 million square feet year-over-year. Spaces and Knotel each add more than 1 million square feet in the same time frame. Of the more than 700 flex-space operators, the top 10 account for 68 percent of the 71 million-square-foot market—and WeWork by itself accounts for 33 percent

Regular Investors are Cut Out of a Major Financial Market and the SEC Chief Wants to Change that by Bob Pisani on CNBC

The head of the SEC says more needs to be done to make it easier for companies to go public and that his office is taking a “fresh look” at allowing Main Street investors access to the private capital markets.

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