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Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday, November 3

Spend some time this morning catching up on these five must-read articles for commercial real estate brokers and investors.

Real Liquidity Launches Program to Solve $5 Trillion Private Commercial Real Estate Liquidity Problem

Real Liquidity, a technology and commercial real estate firm, is attempting to solve real estate’s liquidity problem. The business wants to make it easier for partners to sell fractional ownership in their company by connecting buyers and sellers who would normally not find each other.

Chinese Property Marketing Firm Links with Dallas Real Estate Company

United Real Estate Group and Juwai Ltd have partnered to bring more Chinese investment money to Dallas and everywhere else the real estate firm has offices. “Texas is the fourth most-popular U.S. State for Chinese property buyers,” said Juwai spokesman Dave Platter.

10 Insights from the IMN Borrower and Investor Forum on Mezzanine Debt

Some insights into the state of the financial market including: “banks are beating on your door to give you money [if you put 15-20% equity in],” there’s a slight lull going on after a year of heavy investments, and debt-lenders are happy to invest in multi-family units.

Global Chain Restaurants Are the Future of Food: Megan McArdle

An argument against those who claim fast food chains are dying. Chain restaurants make good use of economies of scale and offer customers a consistent experience worldwide. The industry grew 1% last year, while their independent counterparts shrunk by 3%.

H-E-B Breaks Ground on Baytown Store

H-E-B Grocery Co. has begun work on a store in the Houston area. The store will be measure at least 80,000 sq. ft. and is expected to open around the end of 2017.