Allison Landa

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Return of Capital Markets Activity?

During the recession, banks were gun-shy of offering money to anyone but the finest of credit risks -- and even then, they were extremely stringent. So in these days of tenuous economic recovery, has anything changed? By Allison Landa.

Dees Stribling’s Economy Watch Weekly

Economy Watch reporter Dees Stribling offers insights on CPE Radio into the top economic news of the week for the beginning of July and what to watch out for in the coming week.

Colliers Continues National Expansion with Addition of Pittsburgh Commercial Real Estate

In yet another step forward in the execution of its growth strategy, Colliers International has brought Pittsburgh Commercial Real Estate Inc. into the fold to enhance both its reach and its portfolio of services.

New CNL Fund to Invest $3B Across Multiple CRE Sectors

The fund will set its sights on lifestyle, lodging and specialty properties, and keep a special eye on senior living and healthcare assets.

Manhattan’s Worldwide Plaza Scores 900,000-SF Office Lease

Just one month after mega-publisher Condé Nast pre-leased 1 million square feet at the new World Trade Center development, financial services company Nomura Holding America Inc. has signed a deal for 900,000 square feet of office space at Worldwide Plaza. The deal marks the largest new lease in midtown Manhattan since 2004.

CPE TV: Peter Boritz on Password Protection

With a growing number of high-profile Web sites such as those belonging to Sony, Citibank and even the CIA becoming victims to hacker attacks, there has never been a better time to re-evaluate the passwords you use for your online accounts. Peter Boritz vlogs on CPE's From the Inside.

Economy Watch: Home Prices, Jobs Up

CoreLogic is reporting the data: U.S. home prices were up 0.8 percent in May, following a revised gain of 1.3 percent in April. Take out distressed sales and the increase is 1.2 percent.

REIT Executive Compensation Up in 2010, Led by Office, Industrial Sectors

Closely mirroring trends in the economy at large, median compensation for C-level executives at the country’s largest REITs saw a gradual push upward during 2010.

Plastics Manufacturer Inks 104,300-SF Lease

Phoenix Packaging Operations L.L.C. took the entire manufacturing and distribution facility at 464 E. Chilton Drive in the Arizona city of Chandler.

Tryko Acquires Baltimore Multi-Family Asset

Private equity real estate group Tryko Partners has purchased Loch Raven Village, a 495-unit rental community in the city's Towson neighborhood. Loch Raven is one of Maryland's largest residential developments.