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Barry Sternlicht (Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images, Spencer Platt/Getty Images, iStock)

“When it’s really ugly, it’s a good time to invest”: Sternlicht on Starwood’s hunt for opportunities

When the coronavirus started to take hold, Barry Sternlicht compared it to World War III. With the pandemic having completely overwhelmed the global economy,...

“When it’s really ugly, it’s a good time to invest”: Sternlicht on Starwood’s hunt for opportunities
Columbia Property Trust CEO & President E. Nelson Mills with 149 Madison and 315 Park Avenue South (Credit: Columbia Property Trust; Google Maps)

Fortuitous timing: Columbia Property Trust is done selling properties

Having wrapped up a number of big deals shortly before the coronavirus crisis hit, Columbia Property Trust executives think...

Fortuitous timing: Columbia Property Trust is done selling properties
Lawsuit against TPG trust could be an omen for CRE finance

Lawsuit against TPG trust could be an omen for CRE finance

A mortgage lender sponsored by investment giant TPG stopped funding a loan to a New York-based developer due to...

Lawsuit against TPG trust could be an omen for CRE finance
Robert Taubman of Taubman Centers, Louis Conforti of Washington Prime Group and David Simon of Simon Property Group (Credit: Donato Sardella/Getty Images, Mireya Acierto/Getty Images, iStock)

Mall stocks fall as retail sales plunged in March

The stocks of mall real estate investment trusts tumbled Wednesday, as the U.S. saw a record drop in retail...

Mall stocks fall as retail sales plunged in March
Fund managers for non-traded REITs are limiting withdrawal amounts to maintain some liquidity and avoid having to sell assets at a loss (Credit: iStock)

Non-traded REITs limit withdrawals amid investor rush to retrieve cash

Thousands of people who poured billions of dollars into non-traded real estate investment trusts are now discovering that taking...

Non-traded REITs limit withdrawals amid investor rush to retrieve cash
Jonathan Litt, Land & Buildings

REIT industry is getting an overdue makeover, courtesy of activist investors

Simon Property Group’s $3.6 billion purchase of rival mall owner Taubman Centers in February may seem like just another...

REIT industry is getting an overdue makeover, courtesy of activist investors
Wesley Edens’s Fortress Investment Group picked up a mortgage bond portfolio for a steal (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, iStock)

Sharks circle as mortgage lenders shed portfolios at steep discounts

With mortgage lenders under pressure as homeowners miss payments, you better believe the sharks are circling. Opportunistic funds including...

Sharks circle as mortgage lenders shed portfolios at steep discounts
As banks demand more collateral and developers stop making mortgage payments, analysts expect a world of pain to befall debt funds, mortgage REITs (Credit: iStock)

Mortgage REITs, debt funds face catch-22 between banks, developers

The cash crunch continues for nonbank lenders that relied on bank credit facilities to fund deals. Many of the...

Mortgage REITs, debt funds face catch-22 between banks, developers
Simon Property Group CEO David Simon David Simon (Credit: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images, iStock)

Retail rout continues as Simon furloughs a third of employees

 Simon Property Group, the nation’s largest mall owner, is furloughing 30 percent of its workforce, the latest in a...

Retail rout continues as Simon furloughs a third of employees
Airbnb announces relief package. Some hosts say it’s not enough

Airbnb announces relief package. Some hosts say it’s not enough

Once again, Airbnb is in damage control. After facing backlash from hosts for changing its cancellation policy in response...

Airbnb announces relief package. Some hosts say it’s not enough
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