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  • Nadji: Chinese Take Long-Term View of CRE

    SAN FRANCISCO—“ They’re not too concerned about immediate returns, short-term returns,” Marcus & Millichap’s chief strategy officer said on CNBC World . “They have a very long-term horizon.”

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  • Paramount Closes IPO at $2.6B

    NEW YORK CITY—The office REIT sold more than 150 million shares in its public-markets debut, with proceeds well ahead of the previous record-holder.

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  • WPC Completes Four Net Lease Buys

    NEW YORK CITY—Spanning four states and totaling 900,000 square feet, the deals typify the REIT’s ability represent the company’s ability “to source, structure and execute on single-tenant transactions for diverse types of assets,” says WPC’s Gino Sabatini.

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  • MetLife Prepares CRE Debt Fund

    NEW YORK CITY—The new fund, which will originate and manage debt backed by high-quality US core properties, is scheduled to launch early next year, PERE reported.

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  • Home Price Gains Slow; October Volume Up

    NEW YORK CITY—“The overall trend in home price increases continues to slow down,” says S&P Dow Jones’ David Blitzer, a trend that economists see as signs of increasing stability.

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  • GCEAR, Signature Will Merge into $3B REIT

    EL SEGUNDO, CA—Kevin Shields, Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT’s chairman and CEO, sees “additional scale, diversity and operating efficiencies” in the combined portfolio.

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  • Data Breach

    Over the past year we have heard about major security breaches at Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase.

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  • Fundamentals Call for Patience, Prudence

    NEW YORK CITY—Rates are only going to go up from here, the argument goes, and once that happens, returns will decline along with the chances for getting taken out through acquisition, says CIT’s Matt Galligan in this EXCLUSIVE column.

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  • US Posts Surprising 3.9% GDP for Q3

    WASHINGTON, DC—It is a good sign for real estate fundamentals, but industry watchers worry about global trends.

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  • Home Sales Predicted to Flatten in November

    IRVINE, CA—Existing home sales for the month are projected to fall between seasonally adjusted averages of 5.05 million and 5.46 million annual sales, as compared to October’s higher-than-expected figure, Auction.com reports.

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  • US Investment Hits Post-Crisis Record

    CHICAGO—Investors have continued to show more interest in secondary markets, according to DTZ, and investment from overseas has picked up in the third quarter.

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  • Countdown to TRIA's Renewal. We Hope

    WASHINGTON, DC—The commercial real estate industry is going about its business on the assumption that TRIA will be renewed, Lydia Stefanowicz, partner with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP tells GlobeSt.com.

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  • Global Doldrums Could Reach US in 2015: NAR

    WASHINGTON, DC—In the meantime, though, NAR’s Lawrence Yun says Q3’s momentum, which is expected to carry forth into the new year, proves that “the second quarter wasn’t an anomaly.”

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  • Are Regional Malls Falling to the Wayside?

    IRVINE, CA—In preparation for an upcoming Real Estate Forum digital retail feature on the subject, GlobeSt.com’s Natalie Dolce EXCLUSIVELY chats with Faris Lee Investments Don MacLellan on mall performance and reinvention.

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  • Investors Should Review Investment Objectives

    NEW YORK CITY—In preparation for the ICSC New York conference, GlobeSt.com’s Natalie Dolce caught up with Jason Maier, a director at Stan Johnson Co., to talk advice for owners and investors of net lease retail properties.

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  • Eight-State RREEF Portfolio Trades

    WESTPORT, CT--Greenfield Partners has acquired the 94-property industrial portfolio; a CBRE Capital Markets team including Jack Fraker represented RREEF America REIT II in the deal.

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  • PIPs Motivating Hotel Owners to Sell

    CHICAGO—At last week’s Hotel Investment Conference here, experts said the lifting of the recession has caused many hotel brands to dust off delayed property improvement plans, and some owners balk at the cost.

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  • Watt: Only Congress Can End GSE Conservatorship

    WASHINGTON, DC—The agency has just released its five-year strategic plan and conservatorship is still on the agenda, as is the goal of a single GSE security.

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  • SFR Securities: Too Much, Too Fast?

    NEW YORK CITY—With yields rising on single-family securitizations recently, some are questioning whether supply has gotten ahead of demand, Bloomberg reported.

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  • Pru Experts: Headwinds Have Become Tailwinds

    NEW YORK CITY—“We see a broadened opportunity set, with more markets to invest in and more property subtypes to look at,” PREI’s Lee Menifee said during Thursday’s webinar jointly presented by Prudential and GlobeSt.com.

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