NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Selection of Recent News Highlights

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New York Times

Jane Margolies

In the Pandemic, the Low-Rise is the New High-Rise

The skyscraper, the iconic urban office tower, still captivates by offering jaw-dropping views and the thrill of hovering in the clouds. But in the pandemic, the groundscraper — a building as horizontal as a skyscraper is vertical — has been grabbing attention.

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The Real Deal

Kevin Sun

Korean Wave Pours Into US Commercial Real Estate

With massive amounts of capital ready for prime time, South Korean institutions are joining the ranks of the biggest foreign buyers in major markets like New York, Dallas and Los Angeles.

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Commercial Property Executive

Roxana Baiceanu

Real Estate Market Crash Unlikely, Experts Say

Economists are calling the pandemic-induced recession unique in several ways. Here’s how analysts expect the health crisis to change the real estate market.

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The Real Deal

Akiko Matsuda

Are Office Landlords Turning a Corner or Rolling Over?

With Facebook and other large companies growing their footprints while #WFH remains a dominant trend, the terms of office leasing in big cities are changing fast

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The Real Deal

Erin Hudson

Ending 1031 Exchanges: Would Biden’s Plan Hurt Smaller Owners?

How the industry is responding to the proposed tax change that could impact as much as 20 percent of commercial real estate deals in the United States.

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Forbes

Sam Chandan

Protections Lapse For The Nation’s Most Vulnerable Renters, Imperiling Their Small Landlords As Well

Political deadlock has stymied attempts to renew measures shielding millions of low-income and unemployed renters from housing insecurity and potential eviction. It has also dashed hopes of near-term support for the smallest landlords struggling to make mortgage and property tax payments. Staving off a deeper rental crisis depends on targeted assistance for both of these vulnerable groups.

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SiriusXM Your Money

Kent Smetters

What's Next for the Housing Market

Sam Chandan joins Kent Smetters to discuss the outlook for the housing market and shifting preferences for urban living.

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The Real Deal

Keith Larsen

Prologis CEO: Capital Is Not An Issue, It’s Finding Properties

Hamid Moghadam says supply is tight, but predicts “double the demand” for logistics centers in coming years.

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Forbes

Sam Chandan

America’s Next Housing Crisis: How The Pandemic Is Pushing Renters To The Brink

As government support fades, the country faces the prospect of a significant housing dislocation that will exact its heaviest toll on income-constrained renters and the small investor-operators who support the workforce and affordable housing markets.

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SiriusXM Wharton Business Daily

Dan Loney

Home Mortgage Rates Fall to Lowest Level on Record

Sam Chandan joins Dan Loney to assess the impact of record-low mortgage rates on the housing market.

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National Real Estate Investor

Beth Matson-Teig

FHFA Continues to Lay Groundwork for GSEs' Exits from Conservatorship

Against a volatile political and macroeconomic backdrop, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remain on a path to exit government support.

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GlobeSt

Les Shaver

CREFC, NYU Launch Diversity Endowmen Collaboration

The Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate have announced the creation of the CREFC Center for Real Estate Finance at the Schack Institute.

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The Real Deal

Keith Larsen

Submerged in Securities: Many CMBS Hotel Loans WIll Be Underwater Soon

Hotel and retail owners are getting buried in CMBS debt as losses mount and loan servicers loom.

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Commercial Observer

Ryan Barrick

Recovering from the COVID Economy

With massive disruptions in the economy over the past few months, many in the industry are scrambling to forge a new path forward.

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New York Times / Associated Press

Mike Schneider

Wall Street-Owned Loans Tricky for Hoteliers in Virus Era

The Federal Reserve in April added CMBS to its Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan program, but a group of lawmakers say more needs to be done.

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