Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday June 13

In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at what an AT&T Time Warner merger could mean for CRE, why Fannie and Freddie should hold billions in capital, the over $1 billion CRE properties in Romania, and so much more.

What an ATT Time Warner Merger Could Mean for Commercial Real Estate

Building owners and investors across the country – especially those on the West Coast and Eastern Seaboard – are bracing to find out how AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner will impact their real estate markets.

Blackstone REIT Upsizes Fundraising Goal by $10 Billion With a B

Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (BREIT) confirmed it plans to raise another $10 billion from investors to acquire more real estate, tripling the fundraising goal for its nontraded real estate investment trust launched last year.

Apartmentalize Attendees Gather in San Diego to Tackle Such Challenges Facing Multifamily as Affordability Generational Shifts New Business Models

As more than 9,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors arrive for Apartmentalize, billed as the apartment industry’s biggest annual trade show, host city San Diego sports supply-and-demand multifamily fundamentals that are quite familiar in many of the nation’s largest urban markets.

Fannie and Freddie Should Hold Billions in Capital, FHFA Says

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator is proposing that the mortgage-finance giants have a combined capital buffer of as much as $180.9 billion should the companies be released from government control.

Build Condos Above Stores, Shareholder Tells Hudson’s Bay

At its annual meeting in Toronto Tuesday, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue heard from an exasperated shareholder wondering why the retailer’s not doing more to cash in on hot property markets such as Toronto while it can.

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An Investment Management Firm Wants to Combine Stores and Fulfillment Centers. Can the Concept Save Empty Big Boxes?

In the current retail climate, industrial REITs have been hailed, while retail REITs have been hammered. As industrial REITs have reaped the rewards of the e-commerce boom, investors—fearing a brick-and-mortar bust—have taken a broadly skeptical view of retail REITs, much to the consternation of executives at REITs that own malls and shopping centers.

Why Multi-Story Industrial Assets Might Be in the Future for Dense U.S. Cities

Multi-story warehouses are already common in Asia, but the concept is now taking off in supply-constrained American cities. Four multilevel projects are currently under construction or will soon break ground in Seattle, San Francisco and New York City, and many more planned projects will be announced in the coming months, according to Rob Kossar, vice chairman and head of the Northeast industrial region at real estate services firm JLL.

Over EUR 1 bln worth of commercial real estate properties delivered in Romania in 2017

The value of retail, office and industrial real estate properties delivered in Romania last year reached EUR 1.08 billion, according to an analysis by real estate consultancy firm Activ Property Services.


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