Blogs

Blog: If you can vent it

New food concepts are a hallmark of today's commercial real estate market, particularly in infill urban markets where the new


Blog: Olympic infrastructure

Everyone’s probably seen the news that Paris and Los Angeles, respectively, are expected to be awarded the 2024 and 2028

Blog: Watching retail move from Kansas to Oz

We took a field trip last week to the new Amazon bookstore, located on the third floor of the Shops



Blog: The Publix Experience

I’ve never been to a Publix but I spent a long time talking about the supermarket chain over the weekend with some


Blog: New York’s retail story

We’ve been talking with a lot of people lately about New York’s retail story. A couple of years ago, retail


Blog: The looming office, multifamily oversupply

We attended an impromptu real estate salon last week, meeting a couple of long-time sources for a late lunch at the Bryant


Javtis Center green roof provides value to expanding West Side developments

With the sun shining and temperatures soaring in New York City this week, the REFI team made its way over


Editor’s Note – Briefing Central

New York’s commercial real estate brokerage community held its 2015 year-end briefings last week, with Cushman & Wakefield, Colliers International


Editor’s note: Star Wars and Real Estate Cycles

It’s been almost a month since The Force Awakens hit the theaters, which means that we’re free to discuss it.


Editor’s Note: The European Story

We have a focus on the recovering U.K. and European markets in this week’s issue. The stories stem from a


Editor's Note: Solid Stats Show Staying Power Of Recovery

You might have noticed that this week's issue has a plethora of solid statistics about what looks like a real


Editor's Note: Little House and the Energy Markets

I never really thought that my childhood obsession with Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books would have


More Borrowers Expected To Return To The Securitization Mart

More borrowers are expected to tap the commercial mortgage-backed securities market to refinance existing CMBS 2.0 loans as property values




Oak Coast JV Closes First Denver Deal

A joint venture between Oak Coast Properties and Redhill Realty has acquired One Dartmouth Place Apartments, a 418-unit apartment complex


Guest Column: Overlooking Zoning, Codes Leads To Higher Costs, Value Impairment

By Charles Mulligan When discussing real estate due diligence, people in the industry typically think of property condition assessments, environmental


Editor's Note: Xanadu and Inflection Points

A lot of our sources talk about inflection points and it’s possible that there was a soft one last week


Guest Column: How Managers Can Counsel REITs On Portfolio Strategy

Dan Pufunt Kurt KeatonBy Dan Pufunt, president of property management, and Kurt Keaton, Florida market director for property management, at


New Real Estate Private Equity Funds

Two managers are gearing up green-focused investment funds.  Gerdling Elden and 5 Stone Green Capital are each gearing up funds