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Hilco’s diverse capabilities can address needs ranging from valuing all assets, rationalizing underutilized real estate portfolios, monetizing industrial assets, and more. Read our perspectives for in-depth industry insights from our team of experts.

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Real Estate
Podcast: The Evolving Department Store Dilemma

Guest Dan O’Brien Host: Steve Katz

This podcast features a discussion with Dan O’Brien of Hilco Real Estate about the continuing dilemma facing department store tenants amid sustained foot traffic declines and a definitive and concerning shift in consumer shopping trends away from the mall environment.

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Real Estate
Build It and People Will Come

By Dan O’Brien

This article examines the dilemma currently facing Department Store tenants, as foot traffic continues to drop, consumer shopping trends shift and the prognosis for many regional malls remains questionable. We also explore the potential opportunities that can exist for these tenants and their landlords when strategic and timely action is taken.

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The Evolution of the New Mall Lease
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Real Estate
The Trailing Impacts of COVID-19 Present a Window for Small Businesses and Landlords to Seek Commercial RE Property Tax Relief in 2021

By Frank Lima

The global pandemic is having a profound impact on the fortunes and future course of commercial real estate. As the year comes to an end, one of the critical questions on the minds of commercial property owners, both large and small, pertains to the impact of COVID-19 on property tax assessment in the new year and beyond.

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Real Estate
Hilco Global Asset Smarter Perspective Podcast Series: Hotels

Guest Steve Katz, Jeff Azuse (guest)

Steve Katz and Jeff Azuse, Senior Vice President of Hilco Real Estate, discuss the impacts to the hospitality market from the current global pandemic, and the various factors that are contributing to continued struggles and planning complexities for hotel owners and operators.

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Real Estate
From Hindsight to Foresight – Lenders Revisit Loan Sales to Quickly Monetize Non-Core CRE Assets

By Ronald Lubin

In this article we explore how unstable market conditions created by the COVID-19 crisis are leading up to a very challenging moment for lenders, many of whom now find themselves managing portfolios of increasingly nonperforming loans; and how gaining access to the right buyers, valuation expertise, and highly efficient marketing and sales execution is critical to achieving maximum value for those troubled assets.

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