Commercial News for 4/26/15
WSJ.com: Commercial Real Estate
Equinox Fitness Clubs Expand to Hotels
Equinox is launching a hospitality brand intended for travelers willing to pay for high-end fitness facilities while on the road.
Mobile-Home Park Operators Get Boost
Low-cost housing demand is a boon for one of the industry?s least glamorous sectors: mobile-home parks.
Investors Turn to Big Real-Estate Funds
Investors are pouring money into real-estate funds, but a few giant fund firms are collecting the lion?s share of the spoils.
Shopping Mall Developer Taubman Dies
A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made billionaire who cemented the enclosed shopping mall into American culture has died. He was 91.
Up, Up and Away for Airport Hotels
JetBlue Airways is getting into the hotel business with a bid to convert the former TWA terminal at New York?s John F. Kennedy airport.
A Changing Nicaragua Attracts Resort Investor
A U.S. property-development firm is increasing its bet on Nicaragua, one of several developing countries that are attracting new tourism-industry investors.
Racing to Buy Homes Sight Unseen
Residential real estate is becoming the next frontier for speed-based investing. Math-driven models powered by historical patterns can size up homes and calculate future income in minutes.