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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Despite Some Sales Success, CBL Finds Sales Market for Low-Performing Malls Slow

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. today announced that it has disposed of another community shopping center. The disposition follows two other sales announced this month.

Despite the stepped-up activity as year-end approaches, the REIT is finding the market for its distressed and non-core properties to be, well, somewhat distressed.

Chattanooga-based CBL just completed the sale of Waynesville Commons, a 128,000-square-foot community center in…

Single-Family Rental Owner Becomes Target of Activist Investor Jonathan Litt

Activist investor Jonathan Litt has found his sixth undervalued publicly traded real estate target this year.

Litt’s Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC has disclosed a 7.4% ownership stake in single-family rental owner American Residential Properties Inc. And is pursuing his now familiar strategy of sending a letter to the target’s chairman laying out his reasons why he thinks the targeted firm’s stock value is lagging.

In standard…

MOVING BACK TO CORE: Fund Managers Shifting Real Estate Investment Away from Opportunistic Plays

The California State Teachers Retirement System, the country’s second-largest public pension fund with more than $25 billion in real estate investments, approved a revised real estate investment policy to move more of its funds away from opportunistic investments to focus on core properties.

Managers of the fund said the primary reason for lowering its opportunistic real estate portfolio from 30% of investments to 20% was to reduce risk. At the…

CoStar’s People of Note (Nov. 20)

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It’s time to update those contact managers with CoStar’s People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week’s issue includes the following markets: South Carolina, New York City, Houston, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Phila…

Retail, Office Loans Lead Surge in Originations

Third quarter 2015 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 12% higher than during the same period last year and 3% higher than the second quarter of 2015, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Increases in originations fo…

Leadership of C&W’s Local U.S. Markets Comes Into Focus

It’s been just over 11 weeks since Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ completed their merger. Integrating the personnel, operations and culture of any large corporate merger is no simple task, especially for two global operations with $5 billion in combined revenue, 43,000 employees, more than $190 billion in annual transactions and 4.3 billion square feet of commercial property under management.

Complicating the integration issues since the Sept. 1 merger…

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