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Four Points shops D.C. apartments

Local developer Four Points is marketing a 205-unit, mixed-use apartment and retail property in Washington, D.C. The property at 1827 Seventh Street NW


Secondary, tertiary cities mount push for middle-office workforce

Secondary and tertiary cities are increasingly looking to woo middle-office jobs away from larger, more expensive metro areas. The pitch

Sabal dives into small-balance affordable space

Sabal Capital Partners, a real estate lending firm, is expanding into the small-balance affordable lending space through a partnership with



Eastern Consolidated set to shut its doors

Eastern Consolidated is set to shut its doors in July, a move that stunned brokers at the full-service New York-based


Tech co. seeks $15-20m for sourcing, underwriting platform

Skyline AI, a real estate tech startup that uses artificial intelligence to source and underwrite deals, is hoping to raise


CRE pros brush off rate hike

The Federal Reserve hiked benchmark short-term interest rates by 25 basis points on Wednesday to target the 1.75% to 2%


Brokers + Engineers JV rolls out triple-net 1031 exchange platform

A Brokers + Engineers-led joint venture has launched a unique trading platform that connects buyers and sellers in 1031 tax-deferred


Former Wisconsin manufacturing town sees rejuvenation

Kenosha, Wis.,  has seen increased investment activity due to its location about halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. The county is already home to Meijer’s


Black Creek set to leverage retail, HNW shifts toward real estate

Black Creek Group, a Denver-based real estate investment management company, is working to tap into a shift by retail and


News in Brief: AEW closes $1.12bn Asia Pacific fund

AEW has held the final closing for its third Asia Pacific value-added fund, AEW Value Investors Asia III, the company


Fitch foresees rising loss severities in ’18, 19

CMBS loss severities declined last year, but analysts at Fitch Ratings are predicting that trend could reverse this year and next.


Braemar goes long on luxury hotels

Braemar Hotels & Resorts is bullish on the luxury hotel market, which it believes presents a better-long term investment with


Market focus: Boca Raton office rents, pricing on the upswing as affluent resident base grows 

The office market in Boca Raton, one of the most affluent cities in the U.S., is seeing its fortunes rise




Eyzenberg closes two ground lease deals

Eyzenberg & Co., a New York-based investment bank, has closed two ground lease deals on behalf of institutional sponsors. In


Wheeler to retire from Cohen Financial

Dean Wheeler, head of investor services operations at Cohen Financial, is set to retire on June 15, REFI has learned.


Kroll: Defeasance could rise in 2018

As Treasury rates rise, defeasance within commercial mortgage-backed securities could prove an attractive option for borrowers this year despite an


Lending competition spurs green financing mart

Driven by a competitive lending environment, commercial real estate financiers are starting to provide energy efficiency financings in order to


Petosa leaves Fitch

Stephanie Petosa has left Fitch Ratings’ commercial mortgage group, REFI has learned. Petosa departed a little less than a month