Real Estate Lures Investors as Safe Haven Among Trade War

Amid the stock market volatility fueled by the drama of U.S.-China trade negotiations, real-estate stocks and ETFs beckon investors as a relatively safe haven. The Vanguard Real Estate ETF (VNQ +0.9%) has risen 16% YTD, outperforming the S&P 500’s 13% increase during the same time period; and in the past month, the ETF is up […]

Adding New Uses a Profitable Proposition, Developers Say at RECon

As the costs of land, labor and construction rise, more developers are focusing on upgrades to existing properties than they are on seeking ground-up developments or value-added centers, executives said at a RECon panel discussion. “It’s been hard to make deals economical if we can’t get the land for free,” said Conor Flynn, CEO of […]

Barclays and RBS Have Reduced the Real Estate Transaction Process Four Times: Who Benefits?

Recently, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), with the participation of enterprise software company R3, successfully tested a blockchain project that will speed up real estate transactions. Such a solution can provide transparent and fast operations for the end user, R3 officials say. However, is it already possible to talk about a breakthrough […]

CBRE Austin Raises Record $70K For Charity In Recent Golf Bash

AUSTIN, TX — CBRE, a commercial real estate services firm, raised more than $70,000 — a new record — at its recent annual Charity Golf Bash in Austin this year benefiting a half-dozen area nonprofits. The event is organized by the firm’s Austin employees and the money raised will be donated to six local nonprofit […]