Reading this on a mobile device? Try our optimized mobile version here:

March 8, 2013
Sign upForwardArchiveAdvertise
The daily source on REITs and real estate investment

  Top News 
Thrive from 2015 to 2025 Broker Webinar Series
Renowned industry leaders discuss emerging strategies to help brokers thrive today and in the future. Discover industry tips that will help you work smarter, not harder and thrive in today's health care market. View Webcast Now at

  Capital Markets 
  • Fed's stress tests may understate derivatives exposure
    Federal Reserve stress tests of the nation's financial institutions highlight the problems with the more lenient U.S. method of derivatives accounting, which might make banks look stronger than they would under the corresponding European method, writes Stephen Gandel. The U.S. method may disguise the true state of banks' exposure to derivatives and their overall balance sheet health, some analysts say. CNNMoney/Fortune/Term Sheet blog (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
A Buyer's Guide to Web CMS
A Web CMS (Content Management System) makes it easier for you to create, manage and maintain your website content, and choosing a Web CMS is a big decision for your company. It's critical to look for and understand the essential features that will address your business needs now and in the future. This guide will help you make a more informed Web CMS selection.

  Real Estate Marketplace 
  • China developer eyes GM building in Manhattan
    Soho China Ltd., a top developer in China, is reportedly in talks to buy a 40% stake in the 1.8 million-square-foot General Motors building in Manhattan. The deal, if it goes through, would be among the largest purchases of a U.S. building by a foreign investor. The sellers are a group of Middle Eastern sovereign-wealth funds. Boston Properties is not selling its 60% stake in the building. The Wall Street Journal (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hines Global REIT buys 2 office buildings for $215M
    Hines Global REIT has acquired two office properties, in London and Sydney, paying $215 million in total for the two transactions. An affiliate of TIAA-CREF sold the London building, 1 Westferry Circus, on the western edge of Canary Wharf for $124 million. Hines acquired 465 Victoria, in Sydney, from FKP Property Group. Commercial Property Executive (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Rise in U.S. household debt may point to spending trend
    A 2.5% rate of increase in U.S. household debt in the fourth quarter may mark an end to the deleveraging that has been weighing on the economy since 2008. The Federal Reserve's Flow of Funds report also showed substantial growth in the net worth of U.S. households during the period, with a gain of $1.1 trillion to $66 trillion. Reuters (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  NAREIT News 
Learn more about NAREIT ->   Join NAREIT |  Policy & Politics |  NAREIT Events |  Publications

  Policy Watch 
Hope never abandons you, you abandon it."
--George Weinberg,
American psychologist, writer and activist

LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Subscriber Tools
Print friendly format | Web version | Search past news | Archive | Privacy policy

Account Director:  Alexandra Varipapa (302) 242-2055
A powerful website for SmartBrief readers including:
 Recent Real Estate Investment SmartBrief Issues:   Lead Editor:  Liz DeHoff
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2013 SmartBrief, Inc.® Legal Information