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The Developments blog features exclusive news, analysis and commentary on residential and commercial real estate from The Wall Street Journal’s real estate bureau.  The Wall Street Journal is one of the world's most trusted publishers of accurate financial news and business information. 


 

 

Parade of New Lifestyle Hotels Continues in 2015Open in a New Window

Last year was the Year of the Lifestyle Hotel, with Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental among the many players introducing new brands or making acquisitions in this hot market segment.

 

David Shulman: The Answer to the Big REIT/Rate Question Is 79%Open in a New Window

Stocks of real estate investment trusts have long been highly sensitive to changes in interest rates. Now David Shulman, a well-known REIT analyst has come up with a number for exactly what the relationship has been in the past two years between rates and REITs’ performance relative to the overall market: 79%.

 

Safe Rooms Get A New LookOpen in a New Window

Las Vegas--Tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, heat waves and polar vortexes are just a few of the long list of possible disasters weighing on the minds of homeowners these days.

 

Renters are Pushing for Larger ApartmentsOpen in a New Window

American renters are starting to push back against the shrinking size of apartments, prompting some developers to begin building bigger units.

 

ECB’s Bond Buying Program Expected to Boost Commercial Real Estate SalesOpen in a New Window

Commercial real estate analysts were projecting that 2015 would be a strong year even before Thursday’s quantitative easing announcement by the European Central Bank. Now it’s looking even better, according to David Hutchings, head of Europe investment strategy at Cushman & Wakefield.

 

More Foreign Exhibitors Show Up For Builders Show in Las VegasOpen in a New Window

The International Builders Show here is taking on a more international flavor as a growing number of suppliers from abroad hope to get their products in American homes.

 

Panelists Predict Multifamily Construction Will Begin to Level OffOpen in a New Window

The pace of rental apartment construction will decline from the frantic pace of recent years to a level that is sustainable for the long term, panelists at the International Builders Show predicted on Monday.

 

Economists Differ on Impact of Falling Oil Prices on HousingOpen in a New Window

Are falling oil prices good or bad for housing construction? It depends upon which economists you ask.

 

Multifamily Sector Holds Onto Its Allure in 2014Open in a New Window

Investors’ love affair with U.S. rental apartment buildings intensified in 2014 with sales volume hitting a record $110.1 billion, according to a new report from commercial real estate brokerage JLL.

 

Bigger Paydays for Corporate Real Estate ExecsOpen in a New Window

At a time when the world is seeing greater wealth disparities, compensation for top corporate real estate executives is increasing at a faster pace than wages for average Americans.
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