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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 15, 2018)

CNBC looks at who’s been taking newly available Toys ‘R’ Us locations. The Florida Keys continue to deal with the post-hurricane housing crisis, reports Reuters. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

Focus in Student Housing Amenities Changes from Luxury to Health and Wellness

Some companies that provide student housing say they have seen a shift away from over-the-top amenities that were popular with off-campus renters a few years back.

WeWork Sales Doubled Last Quarter on Global Office Expansion

WeWork expanded to 73 cities in the quarter from 40 a year earlier and more than doubled membership to 220,000.

Retailers Fume Over Tax Law Typo That Makes Renovations Pricier

A provision in earlier drafts of the legislation would have allowed chains to immediately write off their expenses when improving locations, or moving into empty ones.

2018 Top Industrial Owners

Our annual look at the top owners of industrial real estate globally.

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 14, 2018)

Alan Greenspan, the former Fed chairman, said the U.S. economy is already slowing, MarketWatch reports. The New York Times profiles a how a Macy’s in Alexandria, Va., transformed into a homeless shelter. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

China Trade War Threat May Have Died Down, But CRE Is Still On the Front Lines

Chinese presence in U.S. commercial real estate seems to be waning, trade war or no trade war.

Drugstore Chains Adapt New Real Estate Strategies to Compete with Online Sellers

Drugstores seem to be on every corner, but how are they competing with Amazon and other online rivals?

Fannie and Freddie Should Hold Billions in Capital, FHFA Says

The capital requirement, which the Federal Housing Finance Agency proposed Tuesday, would be suspended as long as the companies remain in federal conservatorship.

Build Condos Above Stores, Shareholder Tells Hudson's Bay

At its annual meeting, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue heard from an exasperated shareholder wondering why the retailer’s not doing more to cash in on hot property.