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Photo by Shutterstock After watching the equity markets lose more than 10% of value and seeing the general panic about the novel Coronavirus last week, Michael Episcope and David Scherer, principals of Chicago-based Origin Investments, decided to send out a letter to their investors. The good news: Private-equity values are moving, but not to the
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The federal government redefined Waters of the United States recently—a change that will have an significant impact on developers. However, the change is not the first. The definition of Waters of the US has been often contested, with many wondering if the regulation should come from the federal or state level. “In many ways, this
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Jolie Balido, left, and Tina van der Ven, right, Co-CEOs of NewStar Media. As concern over a Coronavirus epidemic in the United States continues to grow—with experts saying it’s only a matter of “when”—employers are grappling with how to approach everything from day-to-day operational issues to internal and external communications. In complex situations like this
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A sharp drop in mortgage interest rates had borrowers rushing to their lenders last week. Refinance volume spiked, sending total mortgage application volume up 15.1% for the week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index.  The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($510,400
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Successful leaders throughout all industries often share similar qualities, such as ambition, people skills and financial prowess. There are countless aspects of leadership within business of which to define a great boss, whether it be through specific management styles, communication methods or ability to adapt to change. Outstanding leaders are often self-aware, respectful individuals with
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In a rare move, the Federal Reserve announced an emergency rate cut of 50 basis points in response to the growing threat from the coronavirus outbreak. It’s the first time the Fed has cut rates by half a percentage point since late 2008.  “The fundamentals of the U.S. economy remain strong,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said
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Glen Kunofsky NEW YORK CITY—The market for net leased properties continues to be very strong and the demand from both the institutional and private market outweighs supply and continues to keep the cap rates low. Those thoughts are according to Glen Kunofsky, executive managing director of investments at Marcus & Millichap. Kunofsky will join a
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Photo by Shutterstock. Prism Hotels & Resorts is a Dallas, Texas-based full-service hotel management company that manages premier hotels and luxury resort properties across the US for leading brands, as well as independent and boutique hoteliers. GlobeSt.com recently spoke with Prism President & CEO, Steve Van about the state of the industry—and about what he
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Angelique Crews and JR Lephew, MSREI Affordable multifamily housing is a valuable investment class that has many upsides for savvy commercial real estate stakeholders. It is a secure asset over time, and demand for affordable housing is reliable. It can help diversify your portfolio during times of market uncertainty. Sometimes, these investments are even required
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