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Every week, Real Estate Alert is the first to let you in on behind-the-scenes dealings of fund operators and other active participants in the U.S. commercial-property arena. That intelligence provides the edge you need to spot new risks and fresh money-making opportunities.

Over the past two decades, Real Estate Alert has been recognized as the market's early-warning system for buyers and sellers of major real estate assets. And now the newsletter offers so much more, serving as the commercial-property market's one-stop resource for news, analysis, broker rankings, transactional data and even timely gossip.

Subscription price: $3,897 for 46 weekly issues.

What does Real Estate Alert cover?

› Capital-raising and investment tactics of commercial real estate funds.
› Competitive jockeying by the industry's brokerage firms.
› Investment successes and failures.
› Advance plans for offerings of major properties and portfolios.
› Supply-demand shifts showing where the smart money is flowing.
› Job openings created by strategic moves at real estate companies.
› Disagreements among dealmakers and other clashes you're not supposed to know about.

In addition, the newsletter regularly publishes closely watched rankings of the largest property brokers as well as other market participants. Subscribers also benefit from a variety of other special features, such as an annual review of real estate opportunity funds and a listing of executive recruiters focused on commercial real estate.

What is Real Estate Alert's Deal Database?

Subscribers to Real Estate Alert get FREE online access to the Deal Database, a powerful research tool that contains the terms of all U.S. property sales of $25 million or greater completed since Jan. 1, 2001.

The interactive database allows subscribers to search and sort through thousands of completed transactions throughout the U.S. For instance, a user can quickly create a list of all Midtown Manhattan office buildings that sold for more than $25 million, where Eastdil Secured was the broker. It's an essential resource for professionals preparing property offerings or bids. Real Estate Alert relies on its database to produce its broker rankings, listings of each quarter's largest transactions and other regular features.

› Learn More About the Deal Database

Who produces Real Estate Alert?

Real Estate Alert is produced by Harrison Scott Publications. Its editors have been covering investment activity since 1989, when Resolution Trust Corp. began its massive liquidation of savings-and-loan assets. Since that watershed event in the U.S. property market, Real Estate Alert (formerly known as Liquidation Alert) has served as the eyes and ears for the market's leading players.

Given its long track record of covering all phases of the real estate cycle, Real Estate Alert's team of experienced editors is uniquely qualified to identify danger spots and money-making possibilities in today's market.

Editorial Staff:
Richard Quinn, Managing Editor, 201-234-3997, rquinn@hspnews.com, bio
Jared Council, Senior Writer, 201-234-3989, jcouncil@hspnews.combio
Alison Waldman, Senior Writer, 201-234-3986, awaldman@hspnews.combio
Jeff Whelan, Senior Writer, 201-234-3973, jwhelan@hspnews.combio
Andrew Albert, Publisher, 201-234-3960, andy@hspnews.combio
Thomas J. Ferris, Editor, 201-234-3972, tferris@hspnews.com
T.J. Foderaro, Deputy Editor, 201-234-3979, tjfoderaro@hspnews.combio
Ben Lebowitz, Deputy Editor, 201-234-3961, blebowitz@hspnews.combio
Dan Murphy, Deputy Editor, 201-234-3975, dmurphy@hspnews.combio

Harrison Scott's offices are located in Hoboken, N.J. -- just minutes from Manhattan by PATH train or ferry.

What else does Harrison Scott Publications produce?

Harrison Scott publishes three other newsletters and maintains a variety of valuable databases that are available to its subscribers.

Hedge Fund Alert delivers the fresh intelligence needed to identify money-making openings in the fund-management business and the overall alternative-investment community. Its Manager Database offers detailed views of more than 3,000 SEC-registered managment firms, the 10,000+ hedge funds they run and the more than 16,000 fund executives who own and work at those outfits.

Commercial Mortgage Alert gives subscribers the earliest look at the most important activities in real estate finance and securitization. Its CMBS Database allows users to scour the initial terms and deal participants of all rated securities backed by commercial and multi-family properties -- every CMBS issue completed since the market’s inception in the mid-1980s.

Asset-Backed Alert delivers hard-to-get news on the securitization business, including the worldwide markets for asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities as well as collateralized loan obligations.  Its ABS Database presents users with the initial terms and participants of all 32,000-plus ABS, MBS and CLO issues that have ever come to market.