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Why Investors Are Looking To De-Risk Their Portfolios With Net Leases (Bisnow [but DC-centric], 5/18)

The fundamentals of the national economy… have combined to make this a great time to be in the triple net lease game.  [T]riple net lease deals continue to prosper in all sectors, but…investors from all over the country, and sometimes even internationally, are willing to go the extra mile for the right urban retail deal in the right market and pay an extraordinary cap rate.

There is Still Liquidity for the Right Deals (Globest.com, 5/19)

The market is narrow and clearly defined, the CMBS lender pool is growing shallower and underwriting standards are strict, but there’s a lot of dry powder looking for deals, say panelists at RealShare San Diego.

$2.3 Billion in New Conduit Issues Spur Most Issuance Activity in Months (Trepp, 5/23)

On track to post weekly gains, the Dow and S&P rebounded Friday after Fed comments about a potential rate hike in June weighed down stocks earlier in the week. News of the largest monthly US inflation jump in 3 years followed shortly after, buoyed by rising oil and rent prices.

Portugal Has Become an Attractive Option for International Investors (mansionglobal.com, 5/26)

Alongside Ireland and debt-stricken Greece, Portugal was one of the hardest-hit countries during the dark days of the Eurozone crisis, when its government was left with little choice but to beg for bailout money to stay afloat.

Unlike Greece, whose economy is teetering on the brink, Portugal has come a long way since enduring a two-and-a-half-year recession.

Chinese firms have spent $9.3B on US real estate in 2016

They’re the most active foreign contingent by far, more than doubling Canadians.  The U.S. commercial property market may be showing signs of slowdown, but that’s not stopping Chinese investors.

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