Weekend Reading for the CRE Industry - December 27, 2019

Written by Brent Carnduff | December 27, 2019

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Happy Holidays! Welcome to the last edition of 2019! This week:

  • Private investments may become available to more people
  • Sunbelt office markets are outperforming
  • 3 ideas for retailers trying to remain relevant in 2020
  • Small multifamily is largest rental asset class
  • Complete update on opportunity zones

SEC Proposes Allowing More Investors  Access to Private Companies by Katanga Johnson on Reuters

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed changes to its decades-old definition of a professional investor in order to allow more Americans to buy shares in private companies.

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Sunbelt Office Markets Offer Some of the Best Opportunities for CRE Investors by Sabastian Obando on National Real Estate Investor

The Sun Belt’s office market has significant runway given favorable demographic trends and its affordability compared to gateway geographies. Sustained growth will lead to the need for further new development, providing new opportunities for investment in institutional-grade and top-quality property in the region.

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Three Predictions for Retail Relevancy in 2020 by Deena Amato-McCoy on Chain Store Age

From localization and collaboration to new methods of customer engagement, here are the strategies that retailers expect to play a bigger role in 2020:

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Small Multifamily Becoming Largest Rental Asset Class in the U.S. by Chandan Economics on Arbor

As housing affordability remains a pressing concern nationwide, small multifamily plays a significant role in providing a more reasonably priced housing option. As a result, the asset class’s market share is expanding across all U.S. rental inventory.

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IRS Publishes Final Opportunity Zone Regulations: Putting it all Together by Tony Nitti on Forbes

Thursday, the IRS released final regulations under Section 1400Z-2 that tie together many of the loose ends remaining after the publishing of two sets of proposed regulations, one in October 2018 and another in May 2019. This article will attempt to put it ALL together: the statute, the two proposed regulations, and last week’s final regulations.

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