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December 10, 2019

Capital Is Rushing To U.S. CRE In Search Of Yield, Causing 'Potential For A Bubble'

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The spread of negative interest rates throughout the globe is puffing up the chests of U.S. commercial real estate as a strong asset as foreign investors chase yields. But that could soon turn into the overinflation of a bubble as the rush of investors pushes up pricing.

Capital Is Rushing To U.S. CRE In Search Of Yield, Causing 'Potential For A Bubble'

Foreign investors have purchased more than $60B in U.S. commercial real estate from the third quarter of 2018 until the third quarter of this year, Real Capital Analytics reported, with $25.5B coming from Canada and another $17B from Europe. That inflow, along with overall demand from investors in the…

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Warner Bros. Is On A Leasing Spree For Atlanta Studio Space

Warner Bros. Is On A Leasing Spree For Atlanta Studio Space  

A major Hollywood film studio has been beefing up its Atlanta presence this year. Warner Bros. has leased more than 500K SF for studio space in two warehouse buildings and is in talks to take on a third, all clustered in the Atlanta Industrial Parkway warehouse district, some 10 miles west of…

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Liable Landlords? CRE Lawsuits Of 2019 Claim Property Owners Should Have Prevented Crimes

The commercial real estate world battled a series of high-profile lawsuits in 2019, all of which have the potential to reshape the way landowners and property managers assess risk in the future. 

From a lawsuit against Walmart for its alleged failure to provide security to prevent a deadly shooting to a high-profile suit against major U.S. hotel brands for failing to stop human trafficking on-site, plaintiffs' lawyers put landlords and buildings owners on the defense this year, greatly expanding the types of premises liability cases that land in court. 

The new cases also test whether judges or juries will begin holding landlords and operators more liable for the actions of third parties who enter their premises.

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Beyond The Bio: 16 Questions With Vero Technologies Founder And CEO Lou Baugier

Beyond The Bio: 16 Questions With Vero Technologies Founder And CEO Lou Baugier  

This series profiles men and women in commercial real estate who have profoundly transformed our neighborhoods and reshaped our cities, businesses and lifestyles.

Lou Baugier is getting physical in the scrum of real estate technology.

The former All-American rugby player founded Vero Technologies in 2017 to streamline the multifamily rental process. The Brooklyn-based fintech company says it has reduced the time it takes to assess renter qualification and generate a lease by 99%, automating a process that typically takes days.

This year has been a good one for the 29-year-old founder: Vero completed a nearly $3M seed round and Baugier was named one of Commercial Observer's Top Young Professionals of 2019.

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46 Women In Real Estate Who Crushed It In 2019

In the run up to the third annual Women Leading Real Estate eventBisnow decided to take a look back at a remarkable year for UK real estate, but through a different lens to the usual end-of-year reviews. Here, we present a list of women in commercial real estate who have had a magnificent 2019, and are helping to shape the real estate sector at a time of immense change.

This group has founded startups and sold their successful businesses to larger peers; taken on executive roles at listed companies, and driven innovation and change at their existing firms; they are red in tooth and claw capital markets deal-makers; and they are figuring out how to apply the principles of the circular economy to real estate so the sector can help fight the climate emergency. They are diverse, passionate and, in so many cases, working to improve diversity in the property sector in the UK and beyond. 

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Bisnow Acquires SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network

Bisnow Acquires SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network  

Commercial real estate news and events company Bisnow Media has made its first acquisition, buying a company it hopes will help it achieve its goals of being a one-stop-shop for information and connection in the CRE industry.

Bisnow has acquired SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network, a 17-year-old commercial real estate job board, in an all-cash transaction. SelectLeaders will keep its brand and staff as part of the acquisition, which closed Monday.

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