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Urban Land Institute's Emerging Trends report: The future looks bright for commercial real estate

Urban Land Institute's Emerging Trends report: The future looks bright for commercial real estate

If the financial recovery was a baseball game, we’d be in inning four or five. That’s good, but it’s not as good as being in the bottom half of the ninth. That was a key message from the Emerging Trends in Real Estate presentation at the Urban Land Institute’s fall conference in Chicago today. Stephen Blank, senior resident and fellow for finance at the Urban Land Institute, used the baseball analogy to explain where the economy was headed in 2014. The recovery will continue, he said, but there’s still a lot of baseball to be played.

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The hottest retail sector today? Dollar stores

The hottest retail sector today? Dollar stores

It seems like an ordinary retail transaction: Mid-America Real Estate Corporation's net lease investment group recently closed the sale of an 8,320-square-foot Family Dollar store in Indianapolis. But such sales are becoming a trend. Few sectors of the retail segment are as hot today as dollar stores. Not only are investors purchasing these businesses with increasing frequency, the three major players in the dollar industry are opening new stores across the country at a brisk clip.

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Crowdfunding company Realty Mogul likes what it sees in Kansas, Tennessee

Crowdfunding company Realty Mogul likes what it sees in Kansas, Tennessee

Not too many commercial real estate companies can say they've been featured in TechCrunch, the techhiest of all tech Web sites. But Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Realty Mogul has, thanks to its unique idea of allowing investors to pool their money online to buy shares of pre-vetted commercial real estate investments. The founders of Realty Mogul call this "crowdfunding."