Atlanta is the country’s hottest industrial market, and it’s getting hotter, By Jarred Schenke, Bisnow

“Maybe there is a reason for industrial developers to continue to be bullish on Atlanta even with another 10M SF of big-box warehouses under construction.”

 

Property Managers prepare for hurricane season, By Les Shaver, Multifamily Executive

“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently updated its hurricane forecasts for 2017 and now believes the country will see 14 to 19 named storms during this “above-normal” hurricane season.”

 

Mortgage REITs combine current income, long-term total return and portfolio diversification, By Calvin Schnure, REIT.com

“Mortgage REITs (MREITs) are an investment in real estate finance that combine high current income with long-term total return and portfolio diversification.”

 

Ten-X deal might be the beginning of CRE tech M&As, By John Egan, National Real Estate Investor

“The sector will likely enter an ‘era of consolidation,’ with midsize and large companies turning to M&As to expand their tech offerings.”

 

Interest rates drop on loans for apartment properties, By Bendix Anderson, National Real Estate Investor

“Interest rates for permanent loans on most types of multifamily properties have fallen 20 to 30 basis points since the beginning of the year.”

 

Lowered value estimates are becoming an issue for regional malls, By Donna Mitchell, NREI.com

“The best, and simplest, course of action is to backfill the empty anchor spaces, but that tactic might be difficult to carry out.”