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The 10 most read real estate articles for the week ending Feb. 3.

North America Real Estate

1. David Simon's advice in 'dog-eat-dog' new normal: Spruce up your stores

On an earnings call, Simon Property Group Inc.'s CEO attributed the company's performance in a cutthroat retail climate to its belief in its properties and its resulting willingness to invest in them.

2. Blackstone single-family rental unit Invitation Homes prices IPO

The maximum aggregate offering price is expected to be approximately $1.86 billion, including an overallotment option.

3. New York, San Francisco apartment markets will struggle in '17, UDR execs say

Though rent growth remains weak, there are signs a turnaround could come in 2018, company executives maintained in a conference call.

4. Activist pans Forest City for self-dealing, 'value-destroying' new development

The activist Land & Buildings called shareholders to action to help remedy perceived corporate governance and capital allocation failures at the company over the years.

5. KPMG: Real estate industry leaders bullish on 2017 and beyond

Most executives that responded to the KPMG survey plan to boost their 2017 investments in U.S. real estate amid expectations for continued growth in the sector.

Europe/Asia/emerging markets

1. New UK REIT focused on inflation-linked leases targets £200M IPO

LXI REIT plc is targeting inflation-protected income and capital returns through long leases of typically 20 to 30 years, with rent reviews directly linked to inflation.

2. Softer lending in UK commercial property unlike previous cycles

Lending activity on U.K. commercial property softened compared to previous late-cycle real estate markets, industry observers say.

3. GLP expands Chicago footprint with 2 acquisitions

The company bought two distribution facilities for US$33 million.

4. IPO Monitor for the week ending Feb. 1

A potential IPO of a new U.K. REIT focused on investing in commercial property assets let on long inflation-linked leases and the postponement of India's first REIT listing made news this week.

5. The Daily Dose Europe: Hong Kong developer snaps up London asset; Tesco in £3.7B merger deal

This edition also features Westminster City Council's planning consent for London's first floating park, the launch of a €150 million housing investment program in Berlin and the sale of ING Bank's previous office building in Amsterdam.