Georgia’s Secretive Bid For Amazon HQ2 Could Top $1B, By Jarred Schenke, Bisnow

“With “nothing left on the table,” Georgia has joined the quest for the biggest economic development race in modern history.”

 

Why Atlanta Is the Early Favorite to Land Amazon’s Second Headquarters, By Jeff John Robert, Fortune

“More than 100 cities submitted bids to become Amazon’s second corporate home, a prize that could bring 50,000 new high-paying jobs and a big boost of civic prestige.”

 

New High-Tech ‘Sports Districts’ Seen as Winning Strategy for Developers, By Randyl Drummer, CoStar 

Surrounding commercial real estate development, tech investment are seen as ‘secret sauce’ for drawing fans to mixed-use sports districts.”

 

U.S. Multifamily Lending Up 8 Percent Last Year, By WPJ Staff, World Property Journal

“According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, U.S. multifamily lending was up 8 percent year over year in 2016, with nearly three thousand different multifamily lenders providing a total of $269.2 billion in new mortgages for apartment buildings with five or more units.”

 

CRE Financing: More Regulation, Non-Bank Lending, By Alexandra Pacurar, Commercial Property Executive

 “Triple Net Financial’s Brandon Johnson weighs in on the challenges in commercial real estate financing, the impact of regulations on potential growth and which markets are still ripe for retail development.”

 

Transforming Inner-Ring Suburbs with Walkable Mixed-Use Development, By Kathleen McCormick, UrbanLand

“Most of the United States remains a suburban nation, despite recent migration of jobs and population to the urban core.”