CRE News Hour 11/01/2019: Prologis acquires Liberty Property Trust; Rent Control; Meet the Developers Panel in Philly

This week's edition of the CRE News Hour looks at the Prologis acquisition of Liberty Property Trust. We also speak with jim Lapides and Caitlin Walter of the National Multifamily Housing Council, and share excerpts from the Center City Proprietors Association's "Meet the Developers Panel" held October 31This week's edition of the CRE News Hour looks at the Prologis acquisition of Liberty Property Trust. We also speak with jim Lapides and Caitlin Walter of the National Multifamily Housing Council, and share excerpts from the Center City Proprietors Association's "Meet the Developers Panel" held October 31

A major merger in the CRE world this week. In the November 1, 2019 CRE News Hour, we’ll chat with stock analyst John Guinee of Stifel about Prologis’s 12 billion dollar acquisition of Liberty Property Trust. We have excerpts from a “Meet The Developers Panel” held Thursday by the Philadelphia Center City Proprietors Association (you can purchase a podcast of the full panel here), and we speak with Jim Lapides and Caitlin Walter from the National Multifamily Housing Council about its objections to rent control around the country, which they say puts a damper on affordable multifamily development. (Read the NMHC study here.)


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Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. In May 2019, he began anchoring and reporting for the new weekly podcast, "The CRE News Hour," a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry. From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta. He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for NJSpotlight.com, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at steve@statebroadcastnews.com.