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Just Published: The IRR-Caribbean Mid-Year Hospitality Report

07.19.16
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Antoine Charvet

James V. Andrews, SMD of the Caribbean Office, has just published IRR-Caribbean Mid-Year Hospitality Report. Click here for more information and to download the report.

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IRR Media Round-Up

06.17.16
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Antoine Charvet

Here’s a recap of some of recent videos that have featured IRR’s experts: Watch Anthony M. Graziano discuss CRE trends in Broward County at Miami Association of Realtors’s® Rock the Market event on May 18, 2016. Watch Ray Cirz share his insights on a career in CRE Appraisal to students at the Rutgers Business Center for Real Estate during a Career Seminar on March 23, 2016.

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This week in CRE: Landlords say the holes Sears and Kmart are leaving are good, and more

04.29.16
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Michael Welch
Michael Welch

Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: CoStar: Sears/Kmart closings could signal another wave of anchor store downsizing Sears Holdings warned earlier this year of store closings and it’s now a reality: 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores will close this summer and fall. The closings will affect malls throughout the country, from Michigan to Alabama to New York. But there may be a silver lining here: Big box retail space …

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Ground Leases: Dangerous Territory

04.27.16
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Dennis Duffy
Dennis Duffy

Over the past 12+ months, IRR’s DC office has been involved with the valuation and analysis of more than 50 ground leased properties. It is our view that, at present, these assets appear to be widely misunderstood, not to mention incorrectly analyzed. It must be clearly understood that a ground lease creates two separate and distinct assets and each require independent analysis: The ground owner position (leased fee) and tenant position (leasehold). Why? Investors in …

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Making headlines: Integra Realty Resources’ first quarter news

04.26.16
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Michael Welch
Michael Welch

Q1 2016 proved to be another active quarter for Integra Realty Resources (IRR). But before we dive too deep into Q2, let’s reflect back on the successes that made the start of this year a great one. To kick off the new year, we released our highly coveted Viewpoint 2016 report. This year’s report was bigger and better, with new property sections that we’ll continue to highlight throughout 2016. As a result, our senior managing …

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Why Airbnb is hurting NYC hotels (but not the only reason), and three more CRE stories

04.22.16
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Michael Welch
Michael Welch

Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: New York Post: Airbnb’s cheap rates hurt Big Apple hotels big time It appears Airbnb has taken a bite out of the Big Apple’s hotels. Last year was the first time since 2009 that New York City’s hotel room rate declined despite more tourists than ever arriving in the city. Part of the reason why is Airbnb, which is taking a chunk of that …

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18-Hour Cities and CRE Investor Interest – A Guest Post from Llenrock Group

04.20.16
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Ray Cirz
Ray Cirz

This post from Tatiana Swedek is part of our Llenrock Group guest post series and originally appeared on the Llenrock Group blog. In the evolving world of commercial real estate the most important foci of investing the big bucks is where the investor puts it. Larger cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. are the top six cities that usually gain investors’ attention for a higher guarantee of investment return. These …

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Why Philadelphia developers love bikes, and more top stories in CRE this week

04.15.16
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Michael Welch
Michael Welch

Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: Forbes: How humdrum self-storage became the hottest way to invest in real estate Investors who want solid returns are parking their money in self-storage. The proof is clear: Self-storage ranks third for returns among REITs, with performance up 40 percent last year. The population trends in this country – a booming retiree population, migration to the Sun Belt, and more millennials living in apartments …

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Boston’s new pencil tower, why Cleveland is growing, and more CRE stories from this week

04.8.16
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Michael Welch
Michael Welch

Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: Commercial Observer: After years of ultra-luxury condo development, lenders are tightening the purse strings The flow of cash available to New York City’s luxury condo developers is beginning to dry up. Just a few years ago, these ultra-luxury condos were being bought up fast, but times have changed as the global economy shifts and demand from overseas has waned. Lenders are very cautious as …

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News headlining CRE last week: The Massachusetts city that’s thriving and more must-reads

04.4.16
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Michael Welch
Michael Welch

Here are the news stories you might have missed last week: The New York Times: A red carpet for Amazon in Fall River, Mass., and hopes for more Though the big news for Fall River, Mass. is Amazon coming, local officials aren’t content quite yet. They’re hoping the addition of a 1 million-square-foot distribution center will help bring more redevelopment to this former textile town. The city isn’t far from Providence, and the mayor and …

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