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Silicon Desert? Developer Bets on Scottsdale as a Tech Hub

With a handful of tech firms already establishing outposts in the Phoenix suburb, Los Angeles-based Stockdale Capital is planning a 250,000 square foot office building in the city’s downtown given what it sees as strong demand from other tech companies.

Office Demand Exceeding New Supply

The rate of business expansion is far outpacing the rate of new office building development, according to a new report from CBRE Group Inc.

Analysts Assess Possible Cushman & Wakefield Sale

Analysts have good news and bad news for real estate services giant Cushman & Wakefield Inc. in the wake of the news earlier this week that its parent company, Italian investment giant Exor SpA, was putting it up for sale.

Home-Construction Lending Grows at Slower Pace

Lending for home construction slowed its growth in the fourth quarter, underscoring that the home-building recovery remains restrained.

Canadian Property Giant Oxford Bets on Washington D.C.

Oxford, the real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Systems, has purchased a nearly 50% stake in 1001 G St., NW, the latest in a two year buying spree in Washington, D.C.

Last Year Saw Pivot In New-Home Sizes

The median size of newly built homes in the U.S. declined for the third straight quarter, hinting at the return of the entry-level buyer.

Deutsche Bank Real Estate Unit: Get Thee to Europe

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, the real-estate investment arm of the German investment bank, is advising investors to allocate more of their portfolios to Europe and less to property in the U.S. and Asia.

Donahue Schriber Gets $250 Million From Owners to Keep Buying Retail

Donahue Schriber Realty Group, a privately-held real estate investment trust, has gotten an infusion of $250 million in equity from two of its big owners to continue its aggressive pursuit of West Coast retail property, particularly grocery-anchored shopping centers.

Strength in January New-Home Sales Bodes Well for Spring

One of the latest reports to indicate a strong start to the spring season is the monthly survey of home builders conducted by housing research firm Zelman Associates.

Houston Housing Market Losing Energy

Houston’s booming housing market is losing some of its momentum due to the steep decline in oil prices in recent months.

Houston’s Office Woes, in Two Charts

Houston has more office space underway than at any time since 1984, when a wave of development left many “see-through” buildings vacant for years. What will happen to rents?

Consumer Confidence Lifting Home Sales

The housing market has been disappointing in the past year, with sales essentially flat. But there are signs that the market is starting to stir.

Mortgage Reduction Program Would Be Limited, Housing Regulator Says

A top U.S. housing regulator on Wednesday said his agency is still considering reducing the balances of some homeowners’ mortgages, though such an effort could be more limited than some left-leaning groups had hoped.

The Check Is in the Mail: Shorenstein Cashes Out of LA Postal Warehouse

Shorenstein Properties is cashing in on its success in Playa Vista, where it transformed a postal warehouse into a hip hub of tech and media firms.

Distressed Asset Sales in Europe Last Year: A “Staggering” €80.6 billion

European financial institutions and asset management agencies greatly picked up the pace of sales of distressed assets last year, according to a new report by Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

Why Home Builders’ Gains Might Not Mean A Robust Market

While home builders have painted an optimistic picture headed into spring selling season, concerns linger about whether their results truly mirror the broader market.

Remodeling Market Has Regained its Mojo, New Report Says

The overall U.S. housing market still is struggling to hit its stride, but the remodeling market meanwhile has fully regained its mojo, according to a report released Thursday by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studi...

NCREIF: Institutional Investors Got 11.82% Return in 2014

Big pension funds and other major U.S. institutions enjoyed strong returns from their commercial real estate holdings in 2014, although the rate has declined from earlier years in the downturn, according to new data released by the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.

Life After Kimpton: Mike Depatie Is Now Running Real Estate Business

The former chief executive of Kimpton Hotels is moving full-time into the real estate business.

Why Home-Builder D.R. Horton’s Shrinking Margins Might Be Good For the Rest of Us

D.R. Horton Inc.’s latest quarterly results are the strongest signal yet that the U.S. home-building industry is starting to make a shift that will benefit the economy, though it has dismayed investors.

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