Q2 2019 GDP Details on Residential and Commercial Real Estate

The BEA has released the underlying details for the Q2 initial GDP report.
The BEA reported that investment in non-residential structures decreased at a 10.6% annual pace in Q2.
Investment in petroleum and natural gas exploration decreased in Q2 compared to…
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We got a peek at WeWork’s top landlords. Here’s who is most exposed to the fast-growing, but money-losing, coworking company as it prepares to IPO.

WeWork’s landlords have, so far, avoided much of the media coverage swarming around the startup.
Business Insider took a look at who’s leased out the most square footage to the fast-growing, but money-losing, coworking company.
We analyzed June numbers …
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AIA: “Design services demand stalled in June, Project inquiry gains hit a 10-year low”

Note: This index is a leading indicator primarily for new Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment.
From the AIA: Design services demand stalled in June, Project inquiry gains hit a 10-year low
Demand for design services at architecture firms decreased in J…
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Adam Nelson joins FirstMark Capital

Adam Nelson, an early Dropbox employee and partner at Social Capital, has today announced that he’s joined New York-based FirstMark Capital as a partner.
Nelson was actually born and raised here in New York City on the Upper East Side and moved out to the We…
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A top NYC broker who has sold over $1 billion of real estate in the past 4 years says there’s a critical component to her business that lets her show as many as 10 homes a day

A lot of juggling goes into being a successful real-estate agent.
Top Manhattan broker Lisa K. Lippman told Business Insider that her day-to-day success is largely due to one crucial component: having a personal driver.
Lippman is a broker at the luxury…
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How Jeffrey Epstein Used the Billionaire Behind Victoria’s Secret for Wealth and Women

Mr. Epstein became ubiquitous in Ohio. His black book of contacts filled up with phone numbers with Columbuss 614 area code. That included dozens of numbers for Mr. Wexner, his personal staff and L Brands executives even a couple of local doctors. Mr. Epstein…
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There Is a Lot to Learn Before Investing in Cannabis

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Cannabis investing is a tricky subject. As with all momentum-driven opportunities, this one stemming from the normalization and the end of the green prohibition for a massively growing market, th…
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3 proptech VCs list the biggest opportunities and challenges in pairing real estate with technology

Fifth Wall, a Los Angeles-based proptech VC founded in 2016, announced a $503 million funding round on Wednesday. Fifth Wall is the largest proptech-specific investor, and the firm says it makes up 70% of all dedicated capital for proptech.
They have backe…
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Hudson’s Bay’s chairman’s buyout bid pits retail versus real estate

(Reuters) – The success of Hudson’s Bay Co Executive Chairman Richard Baker’s $1.3 billion bid to take the department store operator private hinges on whether an independent valuator will view the company more as a retailer and less as a real estate owner, co…
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Real Estate Investing 2.0: Unique New Approach Goes Beyond Crowdfunding

A combination of legislative reform and advances in cloud-based digital technologies has made crowdfunding a reality in real estate investing, but it has done little to overcome other barriers to entry. Now, a new business model is taking things to the next l…
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