Albertsons Buys Rite Aids After Kroger Sheds C-Stores

Albertsons Buys Rite Aids After Kroger Sheds C-Stores

The country’s two largest traditional grocery chains seem to have different strategies, with one removing an ancillary business and another beefing one up. Albertsons recently announced it is purchasing just over 2,500 Rite Aid drugstores, adding to its portfolio of...
Freddie Mac’s FRED Program

Freddie Mac’s FRED Program

Back in October, Freddie Mac announced that Conventional and Target Affordable (TAH) loans with a balance under $15 million (not SBL) will now qualify under the “FRED” program. For you anagram aficionados, FRED stands for Fast, Reliable, Easy Decisions.  The FRED...
Some Exciting Industrial REIT Developments

Some Exciting Industrial REIT Developments

Two big pieces of news have recently come out of commercial real estate’s industrial REIT sector, though they might be a little different. Industrial Property Trust, a non-traded REIT with $3.3 billion of assets under management, is reportedly putting itself up for...
Crowdfunding Seeks to Make CRE Investment User-Friendly

Crowdfunding Seeks to Make CRE Investment User-Friendly

Commercial real estate transactions can become more user-friendly for casual investors through new technology, and one does not have to be a CRE insider to have a fruitful return experience.  Crowdfunding, which was once thought of as an outlier way to invest, is now...
Retail Sentiment Couldn’t Get More Complicated

Retail Sentiment Couldn’t Get More Complicated

Figuring out the health of commercial real estate’s retail sector is probably more complicated than ever right now.  Headlines detailing major department stores, such as Sears, Macy’s and Bon-Ton, closing stores seem to pop up regularly. And it’s hurting landlords....
Report: Not Much To Worry About in Net Lease Sector

Report: Not Much To Worry About in Net Lease Sector

Single tenant net lease is one sector that the commercial real estate investment community can consistently count on for health. That doesn’t seem like it’s going to change anytime soon, or at least in the next year, according to a recent National Real Estate Investor...