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  • Nordic Developers Find Silver Lining in Frigid Winters: Cutting-Edge Green Technology

    Nordic countries are on the cutting edge when it comes to energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design, materials and real-estate technology.

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  • Stockholm Office Market Booms but Feels Some Growing Pains

    While Swedish home prices have fallen and investor sentiment in that market has done an about-face after years of growth, office building owners are being buoyed by expanding tenant demand in a high-growth economy.

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  • Norway’s Trillion-Dollar Oil Fund Hitting Critical Mass in Property Deals

    Norway’s trillion-dollar oil fund has been involved in some of the world’s most high profile real-estate deals in recent years and there is no sign of its appetite ebbing.

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  • Plummet in Swedish Home Prices May be Hitting Soft Landing

    The closely watched Swedish residential market, which hit a slump in late 2017 after years of sharp growth, may be in for a soft landing.

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  • Blackstone Bid to Acquire Hotel Owner Reaching Tipping Point

    A monthslong takeover battle could come to a head early next month when shareholders of LaSalle Hotel Properties decide whether to accept an all-cash offer from Blackstone Group.

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  • Hotel Developers Get Into School

    Real-estate developers are investing in hotels on or near college campuses, in one of the latest boomlets in the lodging industry.

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  • CBRE Global Investors Buys Stake in Three GGP Malls

    One of the world’s largest real-estate asset managers has purchased a 49% stake in three malls in a deal that values them at more than $1 billion and shows that investors still have an appetite for top-tier retail property.

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  • Brookfield Making Over GGP Malls With New Businesses and Tenants

    Brookfield Property Partners had to overcome vocal GGP shareholder opposition last month to convince stockholders to approve its $15 billion takeover of the mall owner. That may prove to be the easy part.

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  • Puerto Rico’s Hotels Offer Rare Good News in Aftermath of the Hurricane

    Puerto Rico is still beset by damaged infrastructure and waterlogged real estate nearly a year after Hurricane Maria. But its hotel market is emerging as a rare bright spot.

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  • As Property Investors Turn Lenders, Some Warn About Excessive Building

    Big investors like the California teachers pension are backing real-estate debt funds. The rise of these funds could increase the number of risky loans to developers.

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  • Rising Interest Rates Are Another Blow to Affordable Housing Market

    Rising interest rates are undermining efforts to build more affordable housing, creating larger funding gaps for an industry already grappling with cuts in government subsidies and rising construction costs.

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  • Owner of Luxury Hotels Is Looking for a Buyer After Years of Spurning Offers

    Belmond, owner and operator of famous hotels like the Cipriani in Venice and the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, is expected to draw a variety of suitors. Now that the board has finally agreed to sell it.

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  • Startups Turning Office Market Upside Down by Offering Short-Term Leases

    A startup real-estate technology firm is looking to take on shared office company WeWork Cos in one of the hottest new areas of commercial real estate: providing short-term office space to some of the biggest U.S. companies.

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  • Mall Bear Doubles Down on Bet, Even as Shopping Centers Show Some Life

    A hedge-fund manager known for wagering on the demise of the weakest American malls is raising the stakes, betting some of the hardest-hit shopping centers are in a death spiral.

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  • Real-Estate Moguls Betting on a Hybrid of Canyon Ranch and Soho House

    Some big names in real estate think they have found a new winning formula: a venture that brings the meditative atmosphere of a desert spa resort to the heart of the world’s busiest cities.

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  • Brookfield Asset Management to Acquire Forest City

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. has agreed to buy real-estate developer Forest City Realty Trust Inc. for about $6.77 billion in a deal that further fuels this year’s mergers and acquisitions boom in the commercial property sector.

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  • Smart Warehouses Speed Up E-Commerce in China

    China’s e-commerce giants are starting to build a new crop of smart warehouses that can keep up with the surging growth of the world’s largest online retail sales market.

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  • Chinese Investors Bid Up Prices Locally as They Bring Capital Home

    Chinese investors have been buying commercial property domestically at the fastest rate ever as new institutions and funds join the market and traditional players focus more on their home shores.

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  • China’s Online Shopping Giants Open Thousands of Bricks-and-Mortar Stores

    The biggest online retailers in China are buying and building big portfolios of convenience stores, supermarkets and department stores, embracing a much more expansive bricks-and-mortar strategy than their U.S. counterparts.

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  • Theme Park Developments in China Hit Crossroads: Real or Pixie Dust?

    Local governments across China have long relied on theme parks as a way to stoke real-estate development, but that strategy is facing new pressure as Beijing becomes more wary of the risks, such as developers’ taking on too much debt.

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  • Chinese Investors Have Been Selling Properties, But Not at Any Price

    Chinese investors are beginning to retreat from the U.S. commercial real estate market, but don’t think they are staging any fire sales.

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  • Chinese Reversing Big U.S. Real Estate Buying Spree That Had Helped Boost Prices

    Chinese real-estate investors, facing pressure from Beijing, are reversing a yearslong buying spree in the U.S. where they often paid record prices for marquee properties like New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel.

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  • Houston Medical Building Fetches Record Price

    A medical office building in Houston sold this month for more than $400 million, the largest price ever paid in the U.S. for such a building and the latest sign that many health care-related properties are in high demand.

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  • Gap Sues Westfield Over Mall Expenses as Tensions Rise in Retail World

    The fashion retailer is suing the high-end mall operator for allegedly overcharging maintenance fees in an action that underscores the sometimes-tense relationship between landlords and tenants.

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  • U.S. Commercial Property Values Surge in Niche Sectors

    Student housing, manufactured homes and industrial property were the top performing commercial real-estate sectors in the past 12 months, according to new data from Green Street Advisors.

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