We know everyone out there is ready to start their Memorial Day weekend celebrations, but before you head out the door (presumably early) take some time to check out our weekly roundup of CRE news articles. This week we found new transportation projects in major CRE markets, Chicago getting a boost from non traditional retailes, JP Morgan putting a huge building up for sale, FTC blocking a major merger, and so much more. See the 10 CRE news articles below to get a better all around view of the industry:

1. Shared workspaces: The market perspective – With the rise of entrepreneurialism and a growing contingent workforce, there has been a significant shift in the way people work and where they get work done. (JLL)

2. 5 New Transportation Projects In Commercial Real Estate’s Biggest Markets – Public transit is a key to drive development in cities, which is becoming more important with Millennials spurring urban migration—78% of respondents to a recent poll of Boston Millennials said workplace proximity to public transit is “very important.” Which cities are trying to meet that demand?  (Bisnow)

3. Non Traditional retailers Driving Chicago ActivityAmidst a strengthening retail market in Chicago, market drivers have shifted, as restaurants, entertainment venues and specialty fitness studios have become the main source of activity and growth in the retail sector. (CBRE Vantage Point)

4. JPMorgan Tees up for Sale Miami’s Southeast Financial Center – JPMorgan Asset Management is teeing up for sale the Southeast Financial Center, a 1.2 million-square-foot office property in downtown Miami. The New York investment manager is said to have hired HFF to market the two-building property, which it owns on behalf of its Strategic Property Fund. (Commercial RealEstate Direct)

5. Citigroup to Pay $425 Million to Settle Benchmark Rigging Allegations Citigroup is paying $425 million to resolve U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission claims that it tried to rig several interest-rate benchmarks from 2007 to 2012. The New York-based bank neither admitted to nor denied the allegations, which concern ISDAfix and benchmarks in London and Tokyo. (Bloomberg)

6. Massive Development Near Dulles Airport to Include 1,200-Plus Multifamily Units – A joint venture between Chicago-based Origami Capital Partners and an affiliate of Westport, CT-based Greenfield Partners has kicked off development of an 85-acre site on Metrorail’s Silver Line less than a mile from Washington Dulles International Airport. (Multi-Housing News)

7. Analysis: Federal Court Blocks Staples’ Acquisition of Office DepotRetail mergers have long been subject to scrutiny by the antitrust authorities at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). But perhaps no two retail chains have found themselves more often in the FTC’s cross-hairs than the two largest office supply providers in the United States, Staples and Office Depot.  (Chain Store Age)

8. China could buy $220 Billion of U.S. Real Estate over Next Four Years – As a result of continued poor economic growth, Chinese investors have been pushing into higher yielding opportunities abroad, especially in real estate. In fact, according to a new report from the Asia Society and Rosen Consulting Group, Chinese investors have become the largest foreign buyers of U.S. property after pouring billions into the market in search of safer offshore assets. (Huffpost Business)

9. Cortland Partners Finds Success With Insourcing From China – The apartment operator has spent the past several years in-sourcing more and more of its work to control its ability to grow, all the while proving that if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself. (Multifamily Executive)

10. Expert: Use Of Urban Space Will Be Re-Imagined, Footprints Will Shrink – CEO and founder of Metro 1 tells GlobeSt.com that we can expect to see many more adaptive reuse projects of defunct or functionally obsolescent retail projects being redeveloped and adapted to uses that serve current demand. (Globest.com)

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