Category Archives: NREI News

NREI Common Area – Episode 22 – Will McDonald’s Grill up a New Real Estate Strategy?



In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer serves up one hot story that focuses on McDonald’s. Whenever you see its famous golden arches, you probably recognize this ubiquitous restaurant right away. You might also know that McDonald’s is more of a real estate company than they are a fast-food restaurant. But why is this subject making headlines again? You’re about to find out. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How deep the McDonald’s franchise is into real estate
  • Whether it would make sense to split the franchise into REIT and burger chain
  • The scoop on head office’s soaring profits due to the rent paid on franchised restaurants
  • And more!

Tune in now to get your dose of this week’s top story!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor 

 

Links to more stories:

Under New Leadership, Will McDonald’s Grill Up A New Real Estate Strategy

Walgreens Boots is Exploring a Potential Take-Private Deal

25 Dynamic American Cities

Prologis to Buy Liberty Property in $9.7 Billion Stock Deal


NREI Common Area – Episode 21 – Hot Stories of the Week: October 25, 2019



In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer talks about the news that made headlines this week, including the latest update on Sears, recent research from Hodes Weill, and a Cornell University report showing a rise in target allocations. David also shares news from the Boston area on the lab space market, and whether it is it signalling a downturn ahead.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Ongoing issues for Sears through bailout and bankruptcy
  • Where large pension funds are investing their money
  • Recent stats showing that lab space markets’ could be signalling a recession
  • And more!

Tune in now to get your dose of this week’s top stories!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor 

 

Read the full stories:

Sears is Out of Bankruptcy. Can It Survive?

Institutions Continue to Raise Real Estate Allocations in 2019

Does Negative Absorption in One of the Nation’s Largest Lab Space Markets Signal an Oncoming Downturn?

The Market Is Still Not Seeing Enough Affordable and Workforce Housing

Investors Are Still Going After Student Housing Properties

 


NREI Common Area – Episode 20 – Hot Stories of the Week: October 18, 2019



In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer discusses Nestpick’s list of the world’s best cities for Generation Z, what RCA’s research is showing for the slowdown of CRE acquisitions by foreign investors, and lastly what questions California’s new rent control law is posing for multifamily investors. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Which city Nestpick ranked highest for Generation Z 
  • The surprising metrics that Nestpick used to score each city
  • Which countries top the list for being active investors in the U.S. CRE market
  • Possible reasons why foreign investors have slowed down on CRE acquisitions
  • The new rent control law’s pros and cons for investors and renters 
  • And more!

Tune in now to get your dose of this week’s top stories!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor 

Read the full stories:

The World’s Top Cities for Generation Z

Foreign Investors Slow CRE Acquisition Activity

California’s New Rent Control Law Poses Questions for Multifamily Investors

U.S. Retail Construction Levels Remain Well Below Pre-Recession Levels

How Can Commercial Real Estate Players Decide Which Proptech Products Are Worth Their Time and Money?

REITs Are a ‘Dangerous’ Hedge, Says CIO of Kairos Investment Management

Takeaways from the 2019 CRETech Conference


NREI Common Area – Episode 19 – Hot Stories of the Week: October 11, 2019



In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer talks about the big news that hit the shopping sector this week: Bed Bath & Beyond is upping the number of stores it expects to close. As well, you’ll get the latest scoop on CRE investors’ growing interest in casino hotels and investors’ steady attraction to medical office buildings.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How a new board of directors is looking to salvage Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Why top casino REITs are succeeding, despite having strong competition in the gaming market
  • How much medical office space is being generated annually
  • And about other headlines too!

Tune in now to get your dose of this week’s top stories!

Resources: National Real Estate Investor 

 

Read the full stories:

Is Bed Bath & Beyond Going Through Temporary Turbulence or More Serious Challenges?

Casino Hotels Are Gaining in Popularity with CRE Investors

Medical Office Buildings Remain in Demand Among Investors

CMBS Issuance Trends Slightly Lower This Year Than in 2018

CRE Lenders Try to Hold On to Underwriting Discipline to Avoid Future Refi Risk

 


NREI Common Area – Episode 18 – Hot Stories of the Week: October 4, 2019



In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer shares highlights from new NREI exclusive research that examines the evolving hospitality sector. As well, he discusses the record-setting surge in investments in real estate tech companies and what is on the horizon for Austin’s CRE market.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How the rise home-sharing apps, like  Airbnb, is affecting the hospitality market
  • What landlords, developers, and property managers need to focus on when selecting smart home products to attract tenants
  • How the economic boom in Austin is attributing to its growth in the commercial real estate sector
  • And more!

Tune in now to get your dose of this week’s top stories!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor 

Read the full stories:

Exclusive Research: Navigating an Evolving Hospitality Sector

Global Proptech Investment hits Record High in First Half of 2019

The Outlook for Austin CRE Remains Blazing Bright

Mall Investment Sales Volume Is Down, But Investors Are More Willing to Buy Lower-Tier Assets

Maximizing LIHTC Investments: Understanding Nuances Can Determine Profit

Black Creek CEO Raj Dhanda Talks About Why It Still Makes Sense to Buy Industrial Assets

 


NREI Common Area – Episode 17 – Hot Stories of the Week: September 27, 2019



In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer shares highlights from the current NREI exclusive research series that unveils trends in brokerage firms. As well, he brings you updates on how foreign investors are emerging in the multifamily sector, what industrial investors are doing to the national cap rate, and new opportunities that are in store for self-storage developers.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What trends are emerging within brokerage firms
  • Which type of firm brokers prefer to work at 
  • Who the top foreign investors are in the multifamily sector 
  • Where the industrial investors are looking in search of higher yields
  • Updates on self-storage developers finding a use for spaces made vacant by retail store closings
  • And more!

Tune in now to get your dose of this week’s top stories!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor 

Read the full stories:

Exclusive Research: State of the Unions

Foreign Investors Ramp Up Multifamily Acquisitions

Industrial Investors Drive Cap Rates Lower in Secondary and Tertiary Markets

Empty Big-Box Stores Offer an Opportunity for Self-Storage Developers


NREI Common Area – Episode 16 – Hot Stories of the Week: September 20, 2019



In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer and co-host Aric Johnson discuss updates from the stories that we’ve been following for the last few weeks. Get the latest news about the Feds cutting interest rates, WeWork postponing their IPO, and online stores moving to brick-and-mortar spaces.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How the Fed’s interest rate cuts could affect CRE investors
  • Why WeWork is still not ready to go public
  • What is driving popular online retailers to open physical stores
  • And more!

Tune in now to get your dose of this week’s top stories!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor 

Read the full stories:

Federal Reserve to Return to Stimulus Pump

Subscription-Based Retailers Getting in on Physical Store Action

WeWork Mulls Governance Changes to Save IPO

PREA Survey Continues to Show Expectations of Moderating Growth, but Sentiment Ticked Up from the Second Quarter

Are California CRE Investors Going to the Midwest in Search of Higher Yields?

Multifamily Investors, Spooked by Tougher Laws, Are Pushing Cap Rates Higher in Markets with Rent Control

Does the Spike in Net Lease Office Acquisitions Signal Waning Confidence in Economy?


NREI Common Area – Episode 15 – Hot Stories of the Week: September 13, 2019



In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer and co-host Aric Johnson discuss highlights from the top stories of this past week. Find out the key takeaways from the NIC Fall 2019 Conference, the latest buzz on WeWork’s IPO, an update on 2019 YTD investment sales figures, and how rising construction costs are disrupting multifamily financing.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • That there is a substantial private-pay seniors housing and care market currently not being served
  • Whether WeWork is the global leader in the co-working and flexible office space that they claim to be
  • About staying cautious while keeping an eye on the slowdown in the commercial real estate sector
  • Why lenders are hesitant to keep pace with the rising costs of construction

Tune in now to get your dose of this week’s top stories!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor 

Read the full stories:

Five Takeaways From NIC Fall 2019 Conference

WeWork Mulls Governance Changes to Save IPO

Signs of Caution Creeped into the Investment Sales Market in the Second Quarter

Lenders Won’t Cover Rising Construction Costs on Multifamily Projects


NREI Common Area – Episode 14 – Hot Stories of the Week: September 6, 2019



In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer and co-host Aric Johnson discuss top stories affecting the affordable and senior housing sector and they uncover the results from a study focused on female buying power, “Rise of the SHEconomy.” Highlights include investment opportunities near big schools, the latest on affordable and smaller housing markets, and why retailers are turning their efforts to attracting single women to their stores.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How successful college sports programs can attract investors to the area
  • Insights from the “Rise of the “SHEconomy” study
  • What the HUD reform can mean for senior housing
  • Whether investors can benefit from finding a niche in secondary and tertiary markets 

Tune in now to get your dose of this week’s top stories!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor 

 

Read the full stories:

Elite Football Programs Translate to Lower Cap Rates on Student Housing Acquisitions

For Many Retailers, Single Women Will Become the Make or Break Demographic, Morgan Stanley Study Finds

HUD Reforms Would Allow Affordable Seniors Housing Projects to Access New Capital Sources

In Search of Yield, More Multifamily Investors Explore Affordable Housing, Smaller Markets

 


NREI Common Area Episode 13 – NREI Research Series: Seniors Housing Market Study, August 30, 2019



Today, co-host Aric Johnson asks David Bodamer the question we all want an answer to but are afraid to ask: Why did we change the name of this podcast from Weekender to Common Area? After David shares the answer, they go on to discuss the data from NREI’s latest research study on the seniors housing market.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The major takeaways from this year’s research
  • Has there been a shift in the sentiment from previous surveys?
  • How respondents view construction as it affects the senior market 
  • What people are thinking about occupancy rates

Tune in to hear the latest findings from this year’s On Solid Ground study as part of the NREI Research Series.

Resources: National Real Estate Investors  |  Senior Housing Market Study