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  • ARC Hospitality Trust Cancels Purchases of 15 Hotels
    American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust has agreed to terminate its real estate purchase agreement to acquire 10 hotels containing 996 guestrooms from Summit Hotel Properties Inc.

    It was the second deal termination for ARC Hospital Trust following the cancellation of fundraising.

    The $89.1 million Summit deal was the second leg of scheduled purchase from Summit Hotels. The deal was expected to close Dec. 29, 2015 but ran into trouble when…

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  • Scion, CPPIB and GIC To Acquire 21-Property University House Communities
    Scion Communities Investors LLC has formed a joint venture, with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and GIC, to acquire high-quality student housing assets primarily in Tier 1 university markets in the U.S. The venture, Scion Student Communities LP, through its subsidiary has signed an agreement to acquire University House Communities GroupInc. from InvenTrust Properties Corp.

    The portfolio includes InvenTrust’s 21-campus portfolio of…

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  • CoStar’s People of Note (Dec. 31)
    It’s time to update those contact managers with CoStar’s People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week’s issue includes the following markets: Seattle, San Diego, Charlotte, Detroit / Grand Rapids, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, South Florida, and the Greater Toronto Area.
    SEATTLE
    NAI Puget Sound Taps Coombs as President
    By Phyllis Judeika

    Scott Coombs has joi

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  • Shopping Center Investors, Retailers Focus On Attracting More Consumer Spending in 2016
    With increasingly confident U.S. shoppers running up credit card debt again, retailers are hopeful that consumption of retail goods and services will continue to build in 2016.

    Shopping center landlords in turn are hopeful demand for physical retail space remains strong, with demand expected to outpace an escalating but still modest level of new store construction and deliveries in 2016, according to JLL’s James Cook, Americas director of retail…

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  • Brandywine Selling Cira Square In W. Philadelphia for $354 Million
    Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) announced an agreement to sell its interest in Cira Square, the former U.S. Post Office Building in Philadelphia’s University City submarket, for $354 million, or $410 per square foot. It’s the largest in a series of office dispositions announced by the Radnor, PA-based REIT.

    The sale to an undisclosed buyer of the 862,700-square-foot Cira Square property, fully leased to the U.S. General Services Administration…

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  • Inventrust Seeks to Spin Off Noncore Properties Into New REIT
    Continuing a strategy of pruning its portfolio to focus on multi-tenant retail and student housing assets, InvenTrust Properties Corp. has announced plans to spin off its noncore properties into a new nontraded REIT to be known as Highlands REIT Inc.

    InvenTrust, which changed its name from Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. in April, said it will execute the spinoff as a taxable pro rata distribution of 100% of Highlands outstanding common…

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  • Westfield Sells Stake In Five Suburban Shopping Malls For $1.1 Billion
    A joint venture led by Dallas-based Centennial Real Estate has acquired a majority stake in five regional malls in Illinois, California and Washington from mall giant Westfield Corp. for $1.1 billion.

    Sydney, Australia-based Westfield is selling the 80% interest in the malls to reduce its debt-to-equity ratio and fund its ambitious $11.4 billion development pipeline concentrated in California and New York, including the 350,000-square-foot Westfield…

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  • Office Lease Up (Dec. 21) CNA To Relocate Global HQs; Sell Existing Bldg
    CNA Financial Corp. is relocating its Chicago-based, global headquarters from 333 S. Wabash Ave. where it leases about 719,000 square feet to 151 N. Franklin St., which is expected to take place in the summer of 2018.

    Construction on 151 N. Franklin is underway. The new Class A building will be known as CNA Center, and CNA’s name will be on the top and in front of the building. The amount of space CNA will take has not been disclosed.

    A letter…

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  • Shopping Centers vs. Malls, Retailers Appear to Be Taking Sides in Their Expansion Plans
    Among the many retailers whose financial reporting quarter ended Oct. 31 and updated investors in quarterly earnings conference calls on their store expansion and contraction plans, a trend continues to emerge: mall-based retailers seem to be contracting, while center-based retailers seem to be expanding.

    The distinction is not quite that black and white. Within each retail property segment there are examples of different chains that are growing…

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  • Owner Shutting Down 16 Le Cordon Bleu Campuses
    Career Education Corp. will begin a gradual process of discontinuing the operations of its Le Cordon Bleu North America culinary schools citing the impact of new reforms to federal student loan regulations.

    Le Cordon Bleu said it will no longer enroll new students after the January 2016 student cohort begins classes. As of the start of this year, Career Education operated 16 Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools. It also has two discontinued operations…

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