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Top 10 Stories You Need to Read Today

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Here are the top 10 stories you need to read in order to make up for the news you missed while enjoying the last weekend of summer.

1. Dublin-based budget clothing retailer Primark is about to open its first location in the US, adding to its 285 stores across the pond. [Irish Times]

2. Blackstone just agreed to acquire Strategic Hotels for $3.93B. [Bloomberg]

3. The new $325M addition to the Mall of America has just opened to the public and includes a 6k SF atrium. [Star Tribune]

4. Here's how the Bank of China has been helping New York City's commercial real estate industry since the 2008 financial crisis. [Quartz]

5. The latest amenity for city dwellers is—wait for it—having a safe room for when disaster strikes. [Luxury Listings NYC]

6. Bad news for renters—rent prices are increasing as incomes are, well, not really. [NREI]

7. In order to have a unique store presence, retailers set up shop in historic landmarks—take Grand Central, for example. [Crain's]

8. Toby Moskovits is trying to turn trendy Williamsburg in Brooklyn into the next commercial hot spot. [TRD]

9. Sorry, Phoenix, but you have the worst office vacancies in the nation. Where else? [PBJ]

10. Student housing is killing it this year. [Bisnow]