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Is There an Upside to the Sears Debacle?

The bad news for Sears Holdings never seems to end.

After years of struggling sales and financial losses, there is speculation that Sears is close to filing for bankruptcy. Net losses for the owner of the Sears and Kmart chains are now reportedly around $1 billion a year, and revenue has basically been cut in half over the last decade. Plus, the retailer announced in January that it is closing 150 stores on top of the several dozen it has shut in prior years.

 

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The State of London Investment: Top of the Market or Temporary Blip?

What’s happening to commercial real estate investment in London at the moment? There are conflicting reports currently doing the rounds about its health. On the one hand, investment volumes in the capital increased by £4.1bn in the final quarter of 2016, according to CBRE’s latest Property Perspective report. On the other, the annual total of £13.1bn was down on levels recorded in 2015.

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Pension Funds Keep NYC in the Crosshairs

New York City has long been a favorite spot to put capital to work for both domestic and foreign pension fund real estate investors. And despite the run-up in property prices in recent years, the market remains a prime target for buyers.

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Pension Funds Maintain Appetite for Commercial Real Estate

Pension funds and other institutional investors have been pushing more money into commercial real estate in recent years. But some are now questioning whether allocations have hit a plateau and if investors will hit the pause button in 2017.

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ULI Europe: Despite Global Volatility and an Aging Population, Real Estate Opportunities Abound

As has been noted by other commentators, there seems to be a growing trend at real estate conferences to be incredibly broad in focus. Last week’s ULI European Conference, held in Paris, was no different. As a ULI Young Leader myself, I’ve come to appreciate and expect ULI’s global, macroeconomic lens, interspersed with new and exciting ideas, and this event certainly delivered. I share my takeaways below.

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U.S. Industrial Real Estate Set to Evolve in 2017 Thanks to Changing Tenant Expectations

The U.S. industrial real estate market was red-hot over the course of 2016. While most experts don’t expect that story to change too much, it is likely the sector’s success will look a bit different in 2017. From urban markets gaining ground to the importance of build-to-suit properties, tenants are starting 2017 with a tweaked set of expectations.

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Projects In and Around Airports Soar

Real estate in proximity to airports is taking off these days, with developers seeing now as a prime time to erect housing, offices, retail space, and more.

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Why Do E-Commerce Brands Expand Offline?

Retail landlords that have battled rising competition from e-commerce are finding an unlikely ally in e-tailers that are now knocking on their doors in search of brick-and-mortar storefronts.

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How Citigroup, GSK & UBS Overcame the Challenges of Unassigned Office Seating

The elimination of permanent desks in favor of unassigned seating in the office environment has been around for years, particularly among the technology and creative industries. And as a recent New York Times article points out, even larger companies—including Citigroup and UBS—are starting to embrace the trend. But does it really work?

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Suburban Office is Ready to Rally

Downtowns may be grabbing most of the headlines lately, but the suburbs are now doing more of the heavy lifting to push the office recovery forward.

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