Blogs

Blog: Experiencing London’s high street retail

I spent a few days last month working out of our London office, which meant that I got a chance


Blog: Bats, beer and buying luxury coolers

I recently spent the weekend in Austin, where I passed an evening watching the city's nightly urban bat migration — and

Blog: The Velodrome Connection

We’re working on a story this week about how a bunch of former Rust Belt cities like Pittsburgh, Allentown, Cleveland,



Blog: When financial, mainstream reporting converge

Financial journalism is usually a pretty clean place to be. At Real Estate Finance & Investment, we write about who


Blog: Sign of the times…or sign of the top?

We’ve been getting an unusual number of pitches about resort communities over the past few weeks. Although we typically don’t


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