Opinion

Improving due diligence for REIT acquisitions

By Steve Bertonaschi Property acquisition due diligence performed by a real estate investment trust requires a deep understanding of the


Is the Future of the 1031 Exchange at Risk Under President Trump?

By Pierre Debbas Tax reform has been a very popular topic during the course of the election and a few

EB-5 program could see early, unexpected demise

By Michael Halloran The EB-5 program that creates hundreds of thousands of jobs and lures billions in foreign investment dollars



Guest column: The ‘My’ To ‘Our’ Office Space Transformation

By Larry Kay With baby boomers retiring from the workplace and Millennials moving in, the shift in workforce demographics has


Balancing Act: An Investment Strategy with Different Hotel Types Mitigates Risk

By Vamsi Bonthala, CEO, Arbor Lodging Partners Many institutional real estate investors historically have shied away from the hotel sector,


Post Fed Analysis: Creatively Managing Interest Rate Costs

By Dan Fung and Amrita Sareen-Tak The era of ultra-accommodative monetary policy is undoubtedly over. The Federal Reserve once again


The seesaw of value versus price

By Ken Riggs The ever-evolving world of commercial real estate (CRE) braces for the next chapter in this investment cycle


Diversification still key for risk mitigation

By Simon Calton Looking back at my fifteen years of experience as an investor in real estate, a major lesson


Guest column: Multi-generational Demand Fuels Apartment Market Growth

By Lydia Tan, Bentall Kennedy A strengthening U.S. economy and powerful demographic trends have stimulated a healthy apartment market in


U.S. CMBS in 2017: Risk Retention Clouds an Otherwise Stable Outlook

By Huxley Somerville of Fitch Ratings The U.S. CMBS sector might see some softening among certain property types in 2017,


Guest column: Convergent consumer strategies for commercial real estate

By Jake Reiter and Brad Korman For many developers and investors, 2016 has served as an inflection point. Indeed, the


Guest Column: Post-slection NYC real estate – a view from the middle

By Steve DeNardo One might be tempted to jump to the conclusion that having a newly elected president with his


The role of libraries in shifting urban, suburban communities

By Scott Pollack and Bob Lowe Introduction In a world where each of us have an infinite encyclopedia in the




New Los Angeles affordable housing regs could stymie development

Los Angeles market players are concerned that the passage of Measure JJJ, which would require developers who want zoning changes


Guest column: Corporate performance, shareholder value affect REIT comp plans

By Larry Portal, FTI Consulting Although compensation trends among REIT executives have fluctuated over the past few years, patterns are


CRE pros resigned, sanguine over surprising Trump victory

Commercial real estate executives were sanguine in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the U.S. presidential election, with


Observing the Risks of Unsecured Loans

By Will McCabe After the 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing recession, traditional lending sources found themselves unable to make


The impact of the Princes Point LLC v. Muss Development LLC decision

By Lisa Brill, Kris Ferranti and Justin Huynh Sellers of U.S. commercial real estate typically agree to make a number