Our realestate editors' picks for the best stories of the week ending April 8.
Anbang'saborted Starwood gambit raises questions about China-US deals
Large Chinese acquirers, including several insurance companies,are seeking to invest in U.S. assets. But observers say Anbang Insurance Group'sultimately unsuccessful bid to acquire StarwoodHotels & Resorts Worldwide illustrates the difficulties of cross-borderM&A.
After Anbang-Starwood,timing of another China-US hotel deal is uncertain
A joint venture between Hersha Hospitality Trust and CindatCapital Management, originally forecast to close by March 31, is now expected tobe completed in the second quarter.
Q&A:Value-add mall marketplace short on buyers, weak on financing, PREIT CEO says
S&P Global Market Intelligence caught up with JosephCoradino after the company's latest batch of mall sales to talk about the challengesof its ongoing portfolio repositioning.
Data Dispatch:With recent mall sales, PREIT looks to shed B mall standing
S&P Global Market Intelligence takes a look at thecompany's recent mall sales, the tail-end of its yearslong portfolio repositioning.
Real EstateRundown: Expect multifamily vacancy to trend up, Reis says
The research firm's first-quarter data showed moderateimprovement in most office and retail fundamentals, but hinted at the prospect ofa prolonged upswing in multifamily vacancy, as new construction outpaces absorption.
Data Dispatch:REIT ATM offerings up nearly 30% QOQ in Q4'15
Year-to-date in 2016, REITs have announced six new programs.
Data Dispatch:62 North American real estate companies increase dividends YTD in 2016
Year-to-date through March 31, 62 North American real estatecompanies announced dividend increases, with Altisource Residential announcing the largest increase duringthe period.
Keeping ItReal Estate: Could AccorHotels' €148M 'sharing economy' deal set a precedent?
AccorHotels' acquisition of high-end home rental site Onefinestayrepresents an unusual meeting between a traditional global hotel brand and the sharingeconomy. Could it be the shape of things to come as traditional hotel brands tryto ward off competition from the likes of Airbnb?
IPO Monitorfor the week ending April 6
Hotel Lotte's South Korean listing could be potentiallydelayed, while the German spinoff of Australia's GPT Group looks to revive its IPOor trade sale plan.
Hires andFires: European, Asian real estate moves through April 5
S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a weekly rundownof recent significant management and board changes and personnel moves in the Europeanand Asia-Pacific real estate industries.