Commercial News for 9/1/14
WSJ.com: Commercial Real Estate
Hotel Chain Gives It the Old College Try
A new hotel brand thinks it can win a devoted following by offering guests a chance to relive the college experience.
Project Climbs Out of Its Hole
The battle over the stalled Chicago Spire project, one of the most high-profile real-estate developments clobbered by the downturn, has taken another step toward being resolved.
Brazil Hotel Chain on the Block
A U.S. real-estate investor could become one of the largest hotel owners in Brazil if the firm succeeds in a tender offer that values Brazil Hospitality Group at $1 billion.
Sam Zell, Ex-Partner Face Off in Emerging Markets
Since an acrimonious split, Sam Zell and his former partner Gary Garrabrant have kept their distance. Now they are preparing to square off on turf they once conquered together: emerging-markets real estate.
U.S. Construction Shifts to Second Tier
Construction projects in cities across the country that stalled during the economic downturn now are getting the green light, an indication that the real-estate recovery is spreading beyond a handful of urban areas.
Plots & Ploys: News Summary
MediaNews Group is putting its real estate on the block; Investors are pouring money into health-care properties; Swedish construction giant Skanska invests in more public-infrastructure projects.
Many Visitors but Few Tenants
Governors Island attracts many seasonal visitors but also faces many stumbling blocks in luring year-round tenants to the 172-acre off the southern tip of Manhattan.