Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday, March 28

In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll give you a look at the fall in Chinese investments, MetLife’s $16 billion deals, how to take advantage of new tax laws, and so much more. 

Chinese investment in US real estate fell 55% in 2017

Chinese investment in U.S. commercial real estate registered a jaw-dropping 55 percent decline in 2017, a result of tighter capital controls imposed by the Chinese government, increased regulatory scrutiny and more attractive opportunities in other countries, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield released this morning.


That tally for MetLife Investment Management includes $14 billion in commercial-mortgage originations, bringing the total of such loans managed to a record $57 billion.

Brookfield Property Partners Strikes Deal to Acquire GGP

Brookfield Property Partners is set to become the 100-percent owner of GGP, according to a joint news release issued today by the companies, after agreeing to a deal to pick up the remaining 66 percent of the real estate investment trust and mall owner it does not own.

Chinese Real Estate Deals Drop in U.S. as Regulators Clamp Down

Chinese investors won’t be going away this year, but they’ll focus on segments that are most likely to receive government approval.

Mall Mergers Accelerate with Brookfield Property’s Buyout of GGP

GGP Inc., the second-largest U.S. mall landlord, agreed Monday to be taken over by a unit of Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

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Taking Advantage of New Tax Laws Will Require Structuring Your Business the Right Way

To reap the maximum benefits, it’s important to understand how best to structure your business in light of the new provisions of the law.

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