US NEWS – REFI

Rhode Island targets economic, real estate revival

When the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. was reorganized roughly two and a half years ago, the state was seeing tepid economic growth


Money360 sets sights on middle-market lending expansion

Money360, a commercial real estate-focused direct marketplace lender, is on pace to grow to more than $1bn of by the

Jackson Square buys Denver multifamily

Jackson Square Properties has acquired Gateway Park Apartments, a 328-unit, Class A garden-style multi-housing community in Denver for $75.25m. The



Big Apple retail investors shifting to acquisition mode

After a long period of hypergrowth that led to inflated prices and rents, New York retail specialists are looking at


Ten-X: CRE pricing slumps in July

Commercial real estate pricing declined by 0.3% nationwide last month, according to newly released data from Ten-X, an online real


Big Apple snapshot – Investors scramble for deals as transaction volume drops

New York investors are eyeing smaller and mid-sized opportunities due to slower transaction volume in the city but most are


Big D.C. medical campus goes on the block

Grosvenor Americas, the family office of the Duke of Westminster, has hired Avison Young to market the Merrifield-Fairfax Medical Campus,


CMBS market takes aim at lengthy loan docs

The commercial mortgage-backed securities market is hoping to simplify loan documents as part of a broader effort to improve the


Silverback sees New York metro opportunities – REFI

New York-based Silverback Development is hoping to use its diverse skill set to tap into investment and development opportunities nationally,


Century West rides apartment rally – REFI

Century West Partners, a Los Angeles-based company formed by Fifield Realty and Cypress Equities, is reaping the benefits of its


Semper sees long-term value in non-agency MBS – REFI

Semper Capital Management sees long-term value in legacy non-agency mortgage backed securities. These securities are still largely trading at a


UC Funds launches floating-rate platform – REFI

UC Funds, a specialty real estate finance firm, has launched a new floating-rate bridge lending platform in preparation for a


Red Sky pounds pavement for flagship Brooklyn deals – REFI

Red Sky Capital, which invests in Brooklyn and Miami with JZ Capital Partners, continues to pound the streets for opportunities




Real estate lags financial services in blockchain adoption – REFI

By Kaitlyn Mitchell The commercial real estate industry is lagging the broader financial services industry in its adoption of blockchain technology,


Madison International exits Monogram deal – REFI

Madison International Realty is existing its investment in Monogram Residential Trust in light of the multifamily specialist’s expected acquisition by


Columbia, Allianz map out gateway acquisition spree – REFI 

Columbia Property Trust and Allianz Real Estate have set their sights on quality office assets in select U.S. gateway markets,


Colony Northstar buys Phoenix industrial portfolio – REFI

Colony Northstar purchased the I-10 Distribution portfolio in Phoenix, Arizona for $39m from DCT Industrial, PIE’s sister publication REFI reports.


Commercial mortgage rate spreads stay flat despite rising rates – REFI

Commercial mortgage rate spreads largely remained flat this month, despite interest rates rising globally, PIE’s sister publication REFI reported. This month, the