October 2nd, 2014  
NEWS
Facebook Like Button Durst JV Invests $1.5B in Astoria, Queens
Durst JV Invests $1.5B in Astoria, Queens
Best known for developing and managing Manhattan office towers, The Durst Organization is investing $1.5 billion in a residential and retail development at Hallets Point on the Astoria, Queens, waterfront.
Facebook Like Button Walker & Dunlop to Acquire Johnson Capital’s Loan Platform
Walker & Dunlop to Acquire Johnson Capital’s Loan Platform
Walker & Dunlop Inc. has signed on to acquire the loan origination and servicing platform of Johnson Capital.
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FINANCE

Facebook Like Button Pondering Interest Rates
Pondering Interest Rates By Paul Daneshrad, CEO, StarPoint Properties: If you were to ask 100 economists what is going to happen to interest rates over the next two to three years, I am certain 95 would say they are going to rise, and I might have agreed with them a month ago.

INVESTMENT

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Why Sell Now? By Robert Bach, Director of Research – Americas, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank: It’s a seller’s market right now for most property types.

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Priced to Sell

Priced to Sell

REITs

Facebook Like Button Improving Fundamentals Support Stable Outlook for Lodging REITs
Improving Fundamentals Support Stable Outlook for Lodging REITs
By Griselda Bisono, Assistant Vice President & Analyst, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Moody’s Investors Service: The U.S. lodging industry remains healthy, as its fundamentals continue on a positive trajectory.

NET LEASE

Facebook Like Button Net Lease Cap Rates Hold Steady at Historic Lows
Net Lease Cap Rates Hold Steady at Historic Lows
By Randy Blankstein, President, The Boulder Group: Demand throughout the net lease market will continue, as investors remain attracted to the stable cash flows this asset class generates.
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The 10 Most Expensive Commercial Real Estate Cities
Transwestern research finds that the East and West Coast cities continue to outperform the rest of the U.S. when it comes to commercial real estate investment, although investors are starting to move inland.
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Economy Watch Weekly: Housing’s Non-Bubble
Economy editor Dees Stribling offers his round-up of indicators for the week ending Sept. 26, with a special look at the mixed results for housing.

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