Important Articles for the Week Ahead…

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Foreign capital remains hungry for US commercial real estateDespite the Fed’s upcoming rate hike and increased volatility in global markets, the US remains a top destination for commercial real estate investment. Well into the second half of 2015, the U.S. continues to prove itself as the land of opportunity — at least for commercial real estate investments. Global Risk Insights

Say your prayers: Philly rental prices skyrocket ahead of Papal visit The Pope is a cash cow. For landlords, anyway. Ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia at the end of September, landlords and homeowners are turning every nook and cranny into a short-term rental. The Real Deal

Disrupting CRE – It’s A Matter of Trust Innovation and disruption are studied a lot these days as everyone tries to identify industries ripe for disruption and figure out  exactly how to disrupt them. One way to do that is to reverse engineer disrupting companies to create a blueprint of sorts to help innovative types find a path for disruption. CRE Outsider

9 Steps that Will Help Your Chances of Starting a Successful Business If you are unemployed, underemployed or unhappily employed, the idea of taking control and becoming your own boss might be sounding pretty sexy right about now. Plus, the past decade has shown us that jobs aren’t quite as dependable as perhaps we previously thought. Entrepreneur.com

Manhattan Gets First Crowdfunded Condos New York’s first real estate project financed significantly though crowdfunding is set to open, a step forward for a nascent investing model that has yet to prove itself in commercial property.” Bloomberg