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Barbra Murray

Barbra is a writer who has been covering the commercial real estate industry for the last 20 years. Her fondness for real estate extends to the residential sector and its many thousands of creative floor plans available for perusal. A native of Los Angeles, she returned to Southern California several years ago after a long stint in Washington, D.C., where she was able to regularly indulge her passion for visiting art galleries and museums.
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Distressed Focused Hedge Funds Vie for Discounted REIT Shares

There hasn’t been a wave of bargain-basement deals in commercial real estate,

Previously High Deal Flow in the Multifamily Sector Continues To Lose Steam

For the last few years, the multifamily sector has been a favorite

A $1.2 Billion Miami Land Deal Has Fallen Through

Kuala Lumpur-based gaming and resorts owner Genting Malaysia’s deal to sell a

How a Florida Mixed-Use Community Uses Programming To Boost Office Leasing

Master-planned communities don’t always turn out to be the success that their

Banks Working With Commercial Real Estate Borrowers Struggling To Meet Loan Payments

Banks hold approximately $270 billion in commercial real estate loans with a

Boston Launches a New Program To Encourage Office-To-Apartment Conversions

The national office sector continues to struggle with high vacancy rates, leaving

Office Tech Hubs Fare Comparatively Well Amid Industry Downsizings

The tech industry is downsizing its office footprint. It started with the

Big Lots Signs $318 Million Sale-Leaseback Deal Involving 26 Stores

Big Lots is converting some of its real estate into cash. The

Foot Traffic Is Vital for Retailers, so Why Do Lease Deals Lack Data?

Brick-and-mortar stores are still reeling from the growth of e-commerce, which mushroomed

Japan’s Leading Real Estate Companies Log Positive Fiscal Year Earnings

Fitch Ratings has released its Japanese Real Estate Snapshot, looking at the

A Right To Disconnect Movement in the U.S. Could Benefit the Office Market

Whether people are paid by the hour or are salaried staff, employees

The Complexity Behind Brookfield’s New Zero Emissions Electricity Pledge

Brookfield Properties has unveiled plans to power its entire U.S. office portfolio