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Brains May Teeter Near Their Tipping Point

In a renewed attempt at a grand unified theory of brain function, physicists now argue that brains optimize performance by staying near — though not …

Neuroscience

Optimism In Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate executives appear relatively optimistic about the general state of
 the market in 2016, with many predicting higher than average deal volumes for their firms. When considering the adoption of new technology, most believe that the influx of CRE tech companies is …

Blackstone's commercial real estate deal in San Francisco is going to crush the market

The seller, Manulife Financial in Canada, had bought the property in September 2010, near the bottom of the last bust. In its press release at the time, it said that it "identified San Francisco as one of several potential growth areas for our real estate business and we are optimistic about the …

Real Estate In Bliss While GDP A Miss

Slowing economic news in some quarters may have some nerves fraying, but commercial real estate (CRE) tells a somewhat happier story. Mortgages may be married to financial crisis in the minds of many Americans. However, while obviously linked, they’re not quite joined in holy matrimony… and CRE is …

Congress Eases Curbs on Foreign Real-Estate Investors

Move could bring billions of dollars of additional investment into an already-robust market for office buildings, apartments and malls<p>Ever since the downturn, key players in the commercial real-estate industry have been trying to convince lawmakers to reverse a 1980s law that sought to curb foreign …

Real Estate

Commercial real estate just had its biggest year since the financial crisis

While much as been discussed about the housing market, commercial real estate had a big year in 2015.<p>Preliminary figures show sales of …

Rising Interest Rates And Commercial Real Estate: A Primer

There has been much talk recently about what the Federal Reserve’s first interest rate hike since 2006 means for the U.S. economy as a whole. Here we take a look at the impact of rate hikes (current and future) on commercial real estate, examining first the prospective disadvantages and then the …

Cross-Border Capital Drives Record U.S. Commercial Real Estate Volumes

The stock markets led investors on a turbulent ride at the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping more than 1,400 points in just the first two weeks of the year. However, that volatility appears to be avoiding the commercial real estate industry, …

Will Foreign Capital Keep Flowing into U.S. Real Estate?

Over the last few weeks, there have been arguments for slowing growth in commercial real estate.<p>Morgan Stanley believes U.S. commercial estate prices could be flat this year, as compared to earlier forecasts for 5%. Others are concerned that any generated income from such properties won't be enough …

What's Behind China's Worldwide Real Estate Shopping Spree?

In the recent wave of Chinese investors going global, it is remarkable how much goes into real estate and other businesses that have a large element of fixed assets. These investments reveal a lot about the forces driving the spread of Chinese capital .<p><b>Take London for example</b>, which claims to …

China Investment In U.S. Real Estate Breaks New Ground

It’s no secret to residents of New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Chinese investment in U.S. real estate is breaking new ground, in both residential and commercial markets in another indicator of the outbound capital flows from China.<p>Chinese nationals have become the largest foreign …

Chinese pour $110bn into US real estate, says study

Investment is set to double in the next five years as wealthy rush to get their money into overseas assets, especially houses<p>Chinese nationals have become the largest foreign buyers of US property after pouring billions into the market in search of safe offshore assets, according to a study.<p>A huge …

Why 4 emerging tech hubs are luring startups away from Silicon Valley

If you were thinking about setting up shop in the tech capital of the world — for your first office or your fourteenth — it'd be wise to take a …

Lockheed's Hybrid Wing Body Plane Will Fly This Year, in Model Form

The 4-percent scale model is similar to a drone, but much larger and meticulously designed. It's a true copy of the future aircraft.<p>Lockheed Martin's Hybrid Wing Body (HWB) airlifter will fly sometime this year—or at least a four percent scale model of the aircraft will fly. The model has completed …