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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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BREEAM Update to Reflect Global Input and Latest Sustainability Science

The United Kingdom-based Building Research Establishment (BRE) is in the process of…

The Data Behind the Office Sector’s Flight-To-Quality

The rebound of the United States office sector appears nowhere in sight.…

Commercial Landlords Finding Fewer Options for Property Insurance

Insurance has always been one of the significant and unavoidable costs involved…

Freddie Mac’s Apartment Investment Index Suggests Favorable Buying Conditions

The newly released Freddie Mac Multifamily Apartment Investment Market Index (AIMI) climbed by…

Communal Space in Dwindling Office Footprints Expected to Double

Cushman & Wakefield has released a global survey conducted in conjunction with…

The Legal Battle Behind SL Green’s Complex Acquisition of 245 Park Avenue

Whether the real estate market is flying high or plagued by a…

Starwood Eyes the Sale of 2,000-Unit Single-Family Rental Portfolio

Starwood is contemplating selling in excess of 2,000 single-family rental homes owned…

Struggling Mall-Owner’s Board Members Reject One Another’s Resignations

As first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mall owner PREIT, which has…

Fairfax Financial Acquires $2.1B Construction Loan Portfolio from Kennedy Wilson

Canada has been the leading foreign investor in the United States commercial…

Multifamily Property Insurance Costs Soar 26 Percent Year-Over-Year

It’s no revelation that owners, operators, and developers of multifamily properties have…

Recession-Proof Ground Leases Are an Overlooked $2.5 Trillion Asset Class

The headline-making transactions in commercial real estate usually involve big high-rise buildings,…

Wells Fargo CEO Expects Bank To See Losses on Some Office Loans

During a conference hosted by AllianceBernstein Holding on Wednesday, Charles Scharf, CEO…