Another work week comes to an end and that means it’s time for the CRE news articles roundup. This week we found bad math, the future of retail,  options for affordable housing tax credits hitting their compliance period, and a lot more. See 12 CRE news articles that give you a better all around view of the industry for more insights below:

1. New Report Says There’s No Proof Airbnb is Hurting HotelsDespite complaints from the lodging sector, a new report from hospitality research firm STR found no proof Airbnb is to blame for NYC’s struggling hotels. (Bisnow)

2. Bad Math Fuels Fears of Apartment Affordability CrisisThe idea that the conventional, market-rate apartment market is anywhere near an affordability crisis—or that owning is cheaper than renting in many markets—is simply wrong. (Multifamily Executive)

3. CRE Tech 4.0 – 2,200 Companies and CountingThere have been more new companies added to the CRE Tech list in the last few years than in the prior decade. Given that CRE Tech is what we have done for almost 20 years, we wanted to take a deeper look into the factors driving this growth. (Realcomm)

4. Retail: The trends they are a changing, survey findsThe study, Westfield said, was intended to “identify transformational consumer trends that will shape future success for retailers,” reflecting another aspect of the evolving sharing economy that has given rise to companies such as Uber and Airbnb. (

5. Commercial to See ‘Modest’ Growth in 2016Global and domestic economic hiccups won’t likely slow commercial real estate activity this year, according to a new report published by Situs Real Estate Research Corp. (RERC) and the National Association of REALTORS®. (RealtorMag)

6. Yellen – Fed not likely to reverse course on rate despite riskThe Federal Reserve is unlikely to reverse its plan to raise interest rates further this year, but tighter credit markets, volatile financial markets, and uncertainty over Chinese economic growth have raised risks to the U.S. economy, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. (Reuters)

7. Approaching “Year 15” on housing tax credit propertiesBetween now and 2020, approximately 650,000 of the two million affordable housing units in the U.S. will exit their tax credit compliance period as they near their “Year 15” anniversaries, according to government data. Most general partners have chosen to remain in the affordable program and the trend is likely to continue. However, those general partners may still face a number of issues, including how to manage refinancing, address partnership complexities and source new investment. (Bank of America)

8. Chart of the week: Houston – JLL’s Research team takes a weekly look at economic and market drivers to capture real-time trends and insights in the Houston market. (JLL)

9. 2016 Commercial Real Estate Market OutlookWhile it remains unclear how today’s macroeconomic conditions will impact commercial real estate markets, there are two scenarios. We believe that the second scenario is more probable given the unique opportunities being posed by forces – like demographic shifts – that are proceeding independently of macroeconomic trends. (SVN)

10. Gallery Redevelopers PREIT, Macerich buy 3 more Market St. buildingsAs their proposal for the so-called Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia was coming together, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) and Macerich Co. were quietly buying up property across the street. (

11. Big-city projects provide a template for real estate opportunitiesSuccessful commercial real estate professionals should be aware of the urban planning initiatives that are reshaping cities and real estate markets. This article details developments and trends that are impacting markets nationally. (CCIM)

12. Bushwick’s Warehouse Conversions Are Hitting Never-Before-Seen HeightsEver since Chris Parachini, Brandon Hoy and Carlo Mirarchi planted their flag on a gritty, industrial corner of Moore and Bogart Streets in 2008 and opened Roberta’s, Bushwick’s industrial building stock has had a second life as bars, theaters, music venues, specialty gyms and just about anything boutique or hipster-approved. (Commercial Observer)

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