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Integra Realty Resources consolidates coverage in Texas and Oklahoma

04.16.14
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Charles Bissell
Charles Bissell

Four of IRR’s offices in Texas and Oklahoma have merged to provide better coordination and service to our commercial real estate valuation and counseling clients.  The Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Tulsa offices will unite and will also open a new office in Oklahoma City in 2014.  These five offices will join our offices in Houston and San Antonio in serving IRR’s clients in the Southwest region.  Read on for more information on this exciting …

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Against Entertainment Districts-A Guest Post from Llenrock Group

04.15.14
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

This post from Eric Hawthorn is part of our Llenrock Group guest post series and originally appeared on the Llenrock Group blog. Let’s talk about downtown entertainment districts. You know the kind: a planned city development featuring at least one anchor establishment (a hotel, for instance, or a large cinema or sports stadium), with hundreds of thousands of square feet of bars, higher-class chain restaurants, and retail offerings. The entertainment district usually comes with a …

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Doctors open up shop in strip centers, and Hoboken’s cry for luxury apartments is finally heard

04.11.14
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: As a hospital rises, so do hopes for a neighborhood Dallas’ new Parkland Hospital, which lies just north the city’s main commercial hub, is projected to become the cornerstone of the regions’ budding real estate market.  In addition to the first-class facility’s draw, the city’s light rail line will stop directly in front of the hospital, creating an infrastructure that …

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Integra Realty Resources’ March news: Retail chains battle to stay afloat, and the housing market makes headlines from Philly to Phoenix

04.9.14
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

The media sought out Integra Realty Resources’ experts this month to gain insights about a variety of commercial property sectors, including retail real estate and multi-family lodging.  Here are some stories that featured IRR in March: NJTVNews:  I spoke with NJTVNews’ Brenda Flanagan to discuss how online competition and high rent rates are hurting retail chain stores, and even forcing some major brands to close up shop.  I also chatted with NorthJersey.com’s Joan Verdon about …

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Why we should expect more billion-dollar REIT mergers and acquisitions in 2014

04.3.14
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Joseph Pasquarella
Joseph Pasquarella

Real estate investment trust (REIT) mergers and acquisitions (M&A) exploded in 2013 with multiple billion-dollar deals.  American Realty Capital Properties acquired American Realty Capital Trust IV for $3.1 billion.  Essex Property Trust acquired BRE Properties for $4.34 billion.  And the trend is already pushing into 2014, with Kite Realty Group Trust acquiring Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust Inc. for $1.2 billion in stock in February. Why such a flurry of activity? REITs were rocked on …

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Caribbean economic update: Not all sunshine just yet

03.31.14
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Jim Andrews
Jim Andrews

After years of a slowdown, the Caribbean real estate market’s finally heating up. In my last post, I explained the economic standings of the Caribbean nations after the second quarter of 2013, and highlighted modest improvement in the sectors of tourism, construction, and housing prices. Those improvements added up to 2.6% growth in GDP per capita for the Caribbean in 2013, with larger countries, such as Haiti and Jamaica, leading the charge.  While improvements today …

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Gutsy commercial real estate predictions, and insurers beat out Wall Street

03.28.14
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: CNBC: 7 bold commercial real estate predictions The commercial real estate market is purely a reflection of the state of the economy and society, at least according to Albert Sussman, Emeritus Professor at The Wharton School of Business.  No matter the demographic, technological, global, economic, and environmental changes that occur over the next 25 years, nothing will stop the commercial real estate sector from …

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