First Bitcoin-Only Real Estate Transaction Completed in Texas

In Texas, buyer and seller come to terms for a home sale in Bitcoin. Use cases for Bitcoin have been popping up everywhere, with new ‘Accepts Bitcoin’ signs on everything from coffee carts to retail stores in South Africa. These adoption cases are important as the continued use of Bitcoin will only increase the adoption and price cycle, commonly referred to as …

How Real Estate Investors are Navigating a “Fully Priced” Market

For an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities the industry is facing right now, NREI spoke with Rick Chichester, president and CEO of Faris Lee Investments. How Real Estate Investors are Navigating a “Fully Priced” Market thumbnail courtesy of nreionline.com

Is Marketplace Lending a Safer Investment Than the Stock Market? – National Real Estate Investor

Is Marketplace Lending a Safer Investment Than the Stock Market?The investments run the gamut and include real estate deals, secured business loans, student loans and more. Marketplace … Prior to funding an asset or loan opportunity, investors typically will evaluate and consider cost, liquidity and risk. Is Marketplace Lending a Safer Investment Than the Stock Market? – National Real Estate …

REITs Could Benefit from Healthcare Systems M&As, Some Experts Claim

“The ability for REITs to participate in holistic transactions as a financial sponsor opens up a whole new arena or sub group of transactions that are likely to take place,” says Anu Singh, a managing director at Kaufman Hall & Associates. REITs Could Benefit from Healthcare Systems M&As, Some Experts Claim thumbnail courtesy of nreionline.com

Heavy Lifting Begins on Lease Accounting Changes

Those that have started the process are quickly realizing that they face some tough challenges ahead. Heavy Lifting Begins on Lease Accounting Changes thumbnail courtesy of nreionline.com

The future of the US shopping mall

Retailers are already looking for empty lots in dense population centers that could be used as mini-warehouses to stock their most popular items for delivery in one- or two-hour time windows. The future of the US shopping mall thumbnail courtesy of businessinsider.com

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 31, 2017)

Michael Kors will shutter more than 100 retail stores in the next two years, Reuters reports. Multifamily developer confidence is at its lowest level since 2011, according to World Property Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry. 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 31, 2017) thumbnail courtesy of nreionline.com

Sales Volume on Net Lease Assets Roughly Flat with Last Year’s

Via nreionline.com It seems there’s no investment sector safe from the current political uncertainty, including net lease assets. Investment sales volume in the sector in 2017 will likely end up flat with 2016 levels, industry sources say. The first quarter of 2017 ended with about $11.43 billion in sales involving office, industrial and retail single-tenant net lease assets, according to …

Why One CMBS Investor Still Sees Value in Regional Malls

Recent sector news does not necessarily mean doom for all corners of the retail real estate market, at least to investors like Brad Friedlander, portfolio manager for Atlanta-based Angel Oak Capital Advisors. Why One CMBS Investor Still Sees Value in Regional Malls thumbnail courtesy of nreionline.com