5-Must-Read Real Estate Articles Of The Past Week

5-Must-Read Real Estate Articles Of The Past Week

There are so many real estate articles out there — and so little time! For busy investors looking to take a quick reading break, look no further than our list of recommended reading for the week. From advice and investment tips to market reviews, we’re highlighting the stuff that’s really worth your time.

So sit back, and take a break. These were the 5 Must-Read Real Estate Articles of The Past Week:

Global Real Estate Boom Is Coming to an End, U.K.’s Grosvenor Warns

By Art Patnaude via The Wall Street Journal

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 12.45.21 PMA major U.K. landlord warned Tuesday that the boom in global real estate is coming to an end. London-based Grosvenor Group, which manages investments on behalf of the Duke of Westminster, said in its annual report that years of rising property values could be set to reverse. While it isn’t possible to predict when the market will turn, “it is only a matter of time,” said Nicholas Scarles, group finance director, in the 2015 report.

Digital disruption is shaking up banking and real estate

By Luke Graham via CNBC
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Europe’s business leaders may recognize the need to evolve to take on the disruptors like Uber and AirBnB, but they’re still not moving quickly enough, experts are warning. “Time and time again we have seen the mighty fall because they didn’t pay attention until it was too late,” Adam Graham, chair of the digital industry association BIMA told CNBC via email. “Established companies have the ability to change direction quickly. It takes guts and determination, but it is essential to surviving in a fast changing market.”

US commercial real estate prices take a dip in 2016

By Konrad Putzier via The Real Deal 

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U.S. commercial real estate prices fell slightly in January and February driven by weakness in Manhattan, according to Real Capital Analytics data. The findings, along with a more pronounced drop in investment sales volume, are another warning sign that the market is slowing down. “Anything that happens in Manhattan reverberates,” RCA’s Jim Costello told Bloomberg. Although commercial real estate prices overall fell by less than one percent each in January and February, prices for office buildings in major city centers have fallen by 5.2 percent since December.

Chinese Housing Market Shakes Off a Slump

By N via The New York Times

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HONG KONG — China’s slowdown, which has cast a shadow over the global economy and worried investors around the world, stems in part from a deep slump in its crucial property market. Now that slump appears to be easing, as construction cranes return in some cities and real estate offices in some of the best neighborhoods fill up again with buying customers. Prices for new homes in the country’s biggest cities are rising sharply, led by the southern boomtown of Shenzhen, where prices jumped a staggering 62 percent in March, compared with the same period a year earlier, according to official data released on Monday.

Fundrise ditches traditional crowdfunding to focus on REITs

By Konrad Putzier via The Real Deal  

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Fundrise has abandoned the real estate crowdfunding model it pioneered – at least for now. The company will instead focus on managing its non-traded REITs, new filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission show. The strategic shift by one of the industry’s most visible startups comes as intense competition and an inflow of institutional investment have moved real estate crowdfunding away from the small investor-centric model it started off with. In January, the Washington, D.C.-based company launched its second non-traded REIT, which makes equity investments in real estate, according to the SEC filings. The firm had launched a mortgage REIT in November.

Did you like these articles? What were your favorite articles this week?

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