What websites, newsletters, literature, etc do you read on a daily/weekly basis?

I am tired of the fluff pieces on real estate where real estate is always going up and with only watching 3 episodes on HGTV your grandma can flip a 20 unit apartment building with 0% down. Market reports from brokerage firms, articles on Reuters and Forbes, etc are all just mouth pieces for Realtors, Inc.

Where are the unbiased, technical newsletters and websites? They have a plethora for equities, their has to be someone out there doing it for real estate.

Suggestions?

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Dec 9, 2015

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Dec 10, 2015

I read NREI Online and Bisnow everyday. There's usually something interesting to find. WSJ's RE section sometimes has interesting stories.

Mouth pieces abound, but that's not any different than any other business area. As long as you understand the bias, it's trivial to discount it.

I'd love to find something unbiased and technical but it's normally behind a crazy paywall (perenews @ $2k/user).

Depending on your market there's often a local business journal like bizjournals.com/insertcityhere, it wont be real estate specific, but there is often interesting local info regarding political votes and business movements which can translate to real estate transactions and/or growth.

I'd love to see if anyone else has some worthwhile sources

Dec 12, 2015

For real, who actually pays for PERE material?

Jan 27, 2018

I could see a pere firm paying for access for one of their VPs

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Jan 29, 2018

I read through Commercial Property Executive. So far this is the best info I could find that is not behind a paywall.
https://www.cpexecutive.com/
Curbed can be pretty good too. They lean a certain way in their writing and information, but if you're into development it can be very useful.

Dec 10, 2015

BisNow is fantastic. Their website has a fairly accurate search feature too. Makes finding info on companies easy.

Dec 10, 2015

globest.com has some good stuff - regional news on transactions, interviews/profiles of investors and developers etc.

I'd echo what @thexaspect said, local business journals (and even newspapers) have some good stuff about local transactions.

Dec 10, 2015

I would add commercial observer, brownstoner, therealdeal for nyc (all biased and with mouth pieces but awesome to track deals you may not have heard of.)

I personally love reading GlobeSt as well. In addition Corenet and ULI put out some decent articles though they are usually less deal specific and more EndUser focused.

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Dec 10, 2015

Bisnow is my go to. Follow the big markets and the national newsletters in addition to your local market for a solid view on current transactions. PERE News may be best, but that subscription price tag is flagrant.

Dec 10, 2015

Everyone should download an app called Feedly. I use it to follow ULI, Globest., Curbed and a few other publications. Unfortunately Bisnow is not available on the app, but I follow this as well.

Dec 10, 2015

Bisnow. Research wise the CoStar client updates and some of the Big Books they put out.

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Dec 10, 2015

Second Feedly.. also I read a bunch of amateur investors / small funds blogs. Good stuff, they are more than happy to share their ideas.

Dec 11, 2015

Daily: FT, Bloomberg Markets, CNBC and Politico. I also read the daily shot e-mail.
Weekly: Economist

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Dec 11, 2015

CoStar puts out reports by market covering commercial RE. The Economist is a great publication for general business and economic reporting.

You can actually find some good RE discussions on Bigger Pockets at a micro/regional level -- just a note, the audience is not the institutional crowd, more DIY guys and local power brokers answering questions.

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Dec 11, 2015

calculatedriskblog. com

No nonsense news

Dec 12, 2015

Insightful weekly newsletter, http://astudentoftherealestategame.com/blog/

Dec 12, 2015

Especially if it's a secondary market it's probably worth it to get the business/finance/commerce journal subscription.

Dec 13, 2015

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Dec 14, 2015

NREI posts its daily must reads around noon (EST) every day.

http://nreionline.com/

Dec 18, 2015

PrivcapRE has some good videos/articles. You can only view three per month on the free subscription, though.

Dec 18, 2015

Feedly is an RSS consolidator that lets you set up different news needs onto a single page for convenience. As others have stated, Bisnow is great for local RE news (i.e. each major city typically has a Bisnow feed) and if you're more interested in macro stuff check out National Real Estate Investor. NREI has an iPhone app that's decent too.

May 4, 2016

anyone have suggestions for UK/Europe CRE news?

May 4, 2016

I really enjoy the Green Street Advisors' research and GlobeSt.com

May 4, 2016

NAREIT and Green Street reports (if you can locate them).

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May 4, 2016

How do you find time to read all of this? I get WSJ delivered to my apartment. I read it in-between classes/when I am on the bus.

May 4, 2016

dont read every article in every publication, browse through the articles on google reader to see the headlines that are out there and read the ones that seem interesting

May 4, 2016

In google reader, my IB related feeds are:
WSJ
NYT dealbook
TheDealBlogs
FT (Lex usually)
HLS Corp. Governance blog
Corp Fin Law blog

and email updates/recaps from WSJ & FT

and [email protected] and Bloomberg mag. whenever published

I just skim over them though... I definitely don't have the time to read it all (plus most of WSJ/NYT/dealblogs are duplicates)

May 4, 2016

i have my home page set as WSJ so whenever I open up a webpage, the first thing I see are the headlines of the day. I'll usually click on one or two just to know what's going on, but don;t read through every article unless I have an interview or something coming up.

May 4, 2016

I didnt mention it, but I also read a some of the WSJ on most days (while on the subway & eating). You really need to know what's going on, so it helps me know details of what others may ask me about during the day.

May 4, 2016

not necessarily for real time news, but I'd add The Economist to the above lists.

May 4, 2016

...i am a big reader so will be interesting to see if i find anything new from everyones lists...here's some of the public (ie not subscription research) stuff i read daily or weekly:

Newspapers:
WSJ
NYT
FT
economist
barrons
international herald tribune
NY Post for celebs and coverage of stories like Travis the Chimp!

Blogs:
dealbreaker
clusterstock
accross the curve
bondheads (just an aggregation of other news but sometunes has something i missed)
for what its worth (mostly about greenwich real estate but still fun)
lewrockwell.com (just b/c im a libertarian)
page six (because i have to know which celebrities are fukking each other)

May 5, 2016

Wow wasn't expecting LRC

May 4, 2016

Is it worth it to shell out the extra $$ to get Lex with the Financial Times?

I started my subscription a few months ago and have been reading the WSJ much less, as I like the FT content better.

I read -
FT
NYT
WSJ

Economist

NYMag
Dealbreaker
Naked Capitalism
Edge

May 4, 2016
endlessrain:

Is it worth it to shell out the extra $$ to get Lex with the Financial Times?

Definitely.

May 4, 2016

NYT/NYT Dealbook
Barron's
FT
Dealbreaker
The Economist
Abnormal Returns
WSJ
CNBC

May 4, 2016

I read the WSJ pretty religiously and scan the PE Week wire everyday. Would really prefer to read the FT but I don't have a subscription and don't feel like shelling out for it. I also read the Business Week MBA section just for grins. At night when I'm bored I'll watch CNBC as well.

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May 4, 2016

FT Alphaville
Calculated Risk
Alea
Baseline Scenario
Naked Capitalism
Dealbreaker
Economist Free Exchange
NY Times Front Page feed
Deadspin

May 4, 2016

compbanker btw FT online sub is free

May 4, 2016

Bloomberg news is basically the source for anything current, I'm on there constantly. For analysis and half-decent journalism (when I have time) it's the Economist and the International Herald Tribune.

Used to read WSJ and FT as a student because they were free at my school. Don't read those anymore though. Plus FT wants me to pay money to read articles on their website. lol.

May 4, 2016

dealbreaker
bloomberg
dealbook

May 5, 2016

BLOOMBERG.COM could be the sole reason why I have gotten my internship offers and my full-time offers. Also, listen to the podcasts Bloomberg On The Economy - free subscription on iTunes which downloads daily for you.

May 5, 2016

NYT Dealbook
Dealbreaker
CNBC
FT
WSJ
The Economist
NYT
CNN

May 5, 2016

iambateman,

I'm pretty sure FT limits the number of articles you can read on a monthly basis if you aren't a paying member. I'd like to read more than a dozen articles a month!

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May 5, 2016
CompBanker:

iambateman,

I'm pretty sure FT limits the number of articles you can read on a monthly basis if you aren't a paying member. I'd like to read more than a dozen articles a month!

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Yeah, the FT still does that even with the site redesign and new subscription levels. I believe it's limited to 10 articles per 30 days.

May 5, 2016

For those who are still in college, FT offers free online subscriptions through facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/ft_student_offer/
FT / FT Alphaville
Dealbook
Dealbreaker
WSJ
The Times
Bloomberg
The Economist
The Spectator

May 5, 2016
Fisher:

For those who are still in college, FT offers free online subscriptions through facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/ft_student_offer/

Wow, that's pretty cool - I'd bet that'd work for anyone on Facebook, as it didn't seem to check my enrollment (and I'm sure you could change that anyways)

May 5, 2016
Fisher:

For those who are still in college, FT offers free online subscriptions through facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/ft_student_offer

Thanks dude

May 5, 2016

WSJ and I subscribe to various teen and bestiality oriented e-newsletters.

I have to keep up with whats hot in porn as much as which company filed for bankruptcy that day.

The world has changed. And we must change with it.

I'm making it up as I go along.

May 5, 2016
iambateman:

(all set up through google reader, if you dont read your news through an RSS reader, start, it puts all your sources in one place and automatically archives everything, so much easier and convenient)

Couldn't agree more, google reader changed my life

May 5, 2016

Basically what everyone else said plus a lot of shitposts on reddit

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May 5, 2016

search function

May 5, 2016

dealbreaker
zerohedge

cnbc has a good laugh as well.....

"Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?"

May 5, 2016
amufb1:

cnbc has a good laugh as well.....

I think you mean fox news.

May 5, 2016

dealbreaker is solid

Jan 11, 2018

I second Dealbreaker and Zerohedge. And WSJ, the FT and others mentioned above are pretty solid too.

These are not RE specific but I regularly visit
NewsNow - especially their sections on currencies and FTSE news - their RE section is here.

Divestopedia

Aswath Damodaran and Chris Mercer (business valuations)

Axial

Private Equity Wire

Pitchbook

Dealgate

Merrill Corp

And more occasionally lesser known blogs like Built To Sell, TEF, The Middle Market and others picked at random from places like this one.

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Jan 27, 2018

To start my day, I'm subscribed to and read:

Morning Brew
MarketSnacks
Finimize
Investopedia Term of the Day (usually known terms but occasionally a refresher or something new comes in)
The Athletic (sports coverage)

Jan 27, 2018

The DNC website.

Their economic outlook is to die for.

Go long on public housing.

Who is John Galt?

Jan 31, 2018

There are quite a few publications I read to keep a pulse on the market and stay tuned to current events (real estate specifically). I won't mention the paid subscriptions that my current company spoils us with, but the ones listed below are completely free.

You can also check out this article that gives a more in-depth list and explanations why I follow them:

https://www.realestateanatomy.com/free-news-you-sh...
Free Publications:

  • National Real Estate Investor
  • GlobeSt
  • The Business Journals

Free Newsletters:

  • Smartbrief

Free Magazines:

  • NAREIT REIT Magazine

If you're looking for relevant real estate books, check out the following link:

https://www.realestateanatomy.com/books/
There's also a great thread of real estate books here:

https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wsos-best-r...

"Helping you break into the commercial real estate industry"
http://www.realestateanatomy.com

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Feb 18, 2018

Like everyone else NREI is a great one. I also am on the CBRE, JLL, HFF, and a few other brokerage firms quarterly publication lists. These companies get paid to keep their ear to the ground so their data is normally fairly accurate and interesting.

  •  Feb 18, 2018

ibankingoasis.com. i hear its a great resource. try it.

Feb 18, 2018

SOme say that the economist is a good bet. Although I prefer Businessweek.
I enjoy that more.

  •  Feb 18, 2018

the daily deal?

Feb 18, 2018

The Economist is the best international perspective that exists. You could read that alone and considered yourself well-versed in what's happening that's important to the world at large.

Feb 18, 2018
Feb 18, 2018

I read it every day religiously, in addition to the WSJ, FT and International Herald Tribune. The daily email is the best summary of M&A, IPOs, PE and VC acitvity you can get for free online. Also, the blog is updated throughout the day and is great.

http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/

Feb 18, 2018
dfratz:

I read [DealBook] every day religiously

DealBook is great, and free to boot! I got started with it long before the blog showed up; have found that the daily newsletter is sufficient for my needs.

Conversely, working in equity research, I just canceled my RealMoney subscription. Visited it religiously for the first couple of years of my career, but for the past few years I almost stopped visiting it entirely.

Feb 18, 2018

Definately recommend The Economist over McBusinessweek...

  •  Feb 18, 2018

dealbreaker
theleveragedsellout
wallstreetfolly

for the news you actually want to read... haha

Feb 18, 2018

the new york post

Feb 18, 2018

watch kudlow and company. hes the man. its on CNBC 5-6 M-F. Although this week its prime time 8-9 (9/18-9/22).

Feb 18, 2018

Wall Street Breakfast
WSJ
Bloomberg

Feb 18, 2018

Economist espresso.

Feb 18, 2018

ouija board

barometric pressure of various cities I've visited in the past year

palm reading of the first person I come in contact with (usually my girlfriend, so this one's less helpful)

size of the moon relative to my normal BM (I keep a spreadsheet and track the results compared to various indices). surprisingly this one is very informative, if we have a full/waxing moon and I eat mexican, probably going to be a good day in the markets.

Feb 18, 2018

WSJ
Dealbook
The Skimm
Market Snacks

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