Commercial Real Estate News for Friday April 13

In Friday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at how a coffee chain begins to convert cafes for Marijuana, the former landlords that are bidding on Toys ‘R’ Us, the mall loans that are still holding up, and so much more.

Second Cup Surges as Coffee Chain to Convert Cafes for Marijuana

Converting any existing Second Cup cafe to a recreational pot dispensary hinges on obtaining a retail license from provincial regulators, along with approval from Second Cup’s franchisee and landlord.

Former Toys R Us Landlords Investors Tussle in Opening Round of Bidding Over Bankrupt Retailers Store Leases

A U.S bankruptcy judge Thursday approved 44 uncontested bids for Toys R Us and Babies R Us leases across the country in the first round of dispositions for the 735 stores to be closed by the toy retailer.

In Age of Amazon, You Could Invest in Tech—or in Warehouses

Real estate investment trusts that specialize in industrial properties, such as Prologis Inc., Rexford Industrial Realty Inc. and Terreno Realty Corp., are outperforming REITs that focus on malls, residential rentals and office buildings.

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 12, 2018)

Catch up on the 10 must reads for CRE today!

More than 75 percent of these mortgages have posted stable or improving cash flows since they’ve been underwritten.
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