Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday, Oct. 11

In Wednesday’s commercial real estate news – we’ll look at how damage from the hurricane season might become an opportunity for investors, how Sears Canada will liquidate with the loss of 12,000 jobs, how apartments rents are growing the most in former housing crash cities, and more.

Will Damage from the Hurricane Season Become an Opportunity for SFR Investors?

Already, there has been talk of investors coming into the Houston region—whether from institutional or opportunity buyers—but little action, says Chris Clothier.

Sears Canada to Liquidate With the Loss of 12,000 Jobs

The company said it didn’t receive a viable bid to keep the stores operating as a going concern.

Apartments Rents Are Growing the Most in Former Housing Crash Cities

Today, no major metro areas have annual rent growth of more than 10 percent.

Wal-Mart’s Getting Innovative Online — and It’s Working: Gadfly

If you look at some of the e-commerce ideas Walmart has rolled out more recently, they are actually – gasp – innovative.

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