Using commercial real estate to create economic opportunity

Nov 18, 2020
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Arturo Sneider, the CEO of Primestor, an LA-based real estate company that works in mostly underserved areas.
During the last recession,   U.S. strip mall vacancies hit a 17-year high.
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What’s next for struggling shopping malls?

Oct 19, 2020
Mall real estate is facing a crisis with department store sales down and bankruptcies up.
A nearly empty mall in Bloomington, Minnesota, in June.
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"It's been busier than ever": What's behind LA's real estate resurgence

Sep 17, 2020
The pandemic has surprisingly become a busy time for this mortgage broker.
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Lord & Taylor's final sale: Who will buy all that real estate?

Aug 28, 2020
The venerable department store is closing all 38 of its brick-and-mortar locations after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Pedestrians walk past a shuttered Lord & Taylor department store in Garden City, New York. on May 12.
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We might be underestimating our collective flood risk

Aug 26, 2020
Matthew Eby, head of the First Street Foundation, wants to help homeowners protect themselves as climate change poses hazards to coastal properties.
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Home sales fell in March, but don't expect bargain prices

Apr 21, 2020
Analysts say last month's slowdown is just the beginning.
Home sales are down during COVID-19, but prices aren't.
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What is the COVID-19 economic downturn's effect on homebuilders?

Apr 15, 2020
Both the sales and building of homes has slowed with the spread of the pandemic.
Builders may have to stagger the masons, electricians and plumbers to comply with social distancing guidelines.
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Pandemic could mean opportunity for real estate investors

Apr 7, 2020
“Now's the time to innovate and go hunting," says an investment firm co-founder.
Could the post-pandemic housing market look similar to the post-Great Recession market?
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Will COVID-19 be the death of coworking spaces?

Apr 3, 2020
“The coworking model hasn’t been around to witness an economic shock,” one analyst said.
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Buying a house is tricky when you can't leave the one you already have

Apr 1, 2020
More realtors are taking up drone photography and virtual tours.
Would you buy a house you've never stepped foot in?
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