Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday April 25

In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the Airbnb of commercial real estate, which office REITs stand to gain the most from Amazon’s HQ2 choice, the future of crowdfunding in CREand so much more.


How Knotel Is Building The Airbnb Of Commercial Real Estate

Knotel co-founder and CEO Amol Sarva has had a full life in tech. Apart from his current venture, Sarva is also the co-founder of Halo Neuroscience, Peek and Virgin Mobile USA – and those are just his better-known ventures. He founded his first firm when he was still a philosophy student at Columbia University, a web development firm called Netatomic.

Which Office REITs Stand to Gain the Most from Amazon’s HQ2 Choice?

In economic development circles, today’s most popular guessing game centers on where e-commerce goliath Amazon will put its highly coveted second headquarters. Will it be in Washington, D.C.? Or will Atlanta win the Amazon derby? And how about Boston?

CMBS Lenders Are Hungry for Deals

Issuance is marching ahead at a steady pace, but lenders are adapting to a market where business from maturities is declining.

Rich Turn to Crowdfunding for Properties From Offices to Hotels

Companies such as Origin see a fertile market in the world of family offices, which on average allocate 16.2 percent of their portfolios to direct real estate investments.

Rapid Startup Growth in These 4 Cities Has Led to Big Changes in Commercial Real Estate

According to PwC’s “2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate — U.S. and Canada,” Seattle is set to become the strongest real estate market in the country this year. Driven by a massive influx of young, highly educated new residents — the city’s population growth rate is twice the national average, and the metro area is expected to gain nearly 30,000 new residents annually through at least 2022 — Seattle appears ready to stake its claim alongside cities like San Francisco and New York City as a true blue-chip real estate market.


Cushman & Wakefield Wins Big At CREBA Awards

Hundreds of D.C.’s top commercial real estate professionals gathered at the Ritz-Carlton in Foggy Bottom Monday evening to celebrate the Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association’s annual awards, showcasing the best deal-makers of 2017.


WeWork Joins Rush to Debt Market With Big Plans, Little Cash

The co-working space company backed by SoftBank Group Corp. joins a wave of high-flying, but cash-burning, tech firms tapping debt markets.

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