7 best real estate newsletters for your inbox

To be a successful real estate investor, it is essential to stay abreast of the latest developments in the industry so that you can make informed decisions regarding your investment portfolio. While the ups and downs of the residential and commercial markets are making headlines in the media at large, there are many publications and digital outlets that focus solely on this topic. Whether you’re just starting out investing in real estate or looking for opportunities to grow your existing portfolio, here are some of the best email newsletters that should hit your inbox.

Dive into industry

Industry Dive keeps a finger on the pulse of what is happening in a variety of industries relevant to commercial real estate. Retail Dive and Restaurant Dive in particular are good for CRE investors wishing to stay abreast of consumer and technology trends in both sectors. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) investors could fill their inboxes with just about any dive over 20, including those relating to banking, biopharmacy, construction, cybersecurity, food, grocery, health care, supply chain, transportation and utilities. Email newsletters are usually sent daily, with some subtopics having a special weekly issue. The articles are short and easy to digest, although there are “deep dives” that take an in-depth look at trends.

Wire Housing

HousingWire is a premier source for residential real estate professionals including investors, agents and mortgage brokers. There are two daily newsletters – sent out in the morning and afternoon – to keep readers up to date with the best stories. Other daily newsletters of particular interest are LendingLife for mortgage originators, OpenHouse for agents and brokers, ClosingTime for closing professionals, and AppraisedValue for valuation and appraisal professionals.

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Real Estate Wealth Management (WMRE)

Wealth Management Real Estate (formerly known as NREI) publishes newsletters with news and commentary on financing and investing in commercial real estate, including development and leasing. The WMRE Weekender is a recap of the top posts and videos of the week on WMRE.com. The WMRE Resource Recap brings together white papers, webinars, and other research resources for wealth management professionals. The WMRE Distressed Strategies newsletter is a monthly electronic publication covering properties and loans in the troubled commercial real estate sector.

The real deal

The real deal publishes the two daily newsletters covering major real estate titles both nationally and in major hubs including New York City, South Florida, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. The weekly newsletters bring together the biggest stories from other areas of interest, including residential, business, development, tech, politics, and even real estate celebrity news.

Commercial Observer

As the name suggests, Commercial Observer keeps tabs on all things commercial real estate, including leases, financing, sales, design and construction, and technology. Daily newsletters focus on national news as well as specific markets including New York, Los Angeles, South Florida, and Washington, DC. and life sciences. The weekend newsletters provide recaps of the best stories of the week.

In man

Named after its founder, journalist and entrepreneur Bradley Inman, this award-winning source of real estate information is a must-have for many industry professionals. Although its primary focus is on agents and brokers, Inman offers great insight for investors. Readers can subscribe for the morning and / or afternoon headlines, or they can opt for Breaking News bulletins to get the most recent and important headlines. Weekly newsletters like the Property Portfolio cover topics of interest to rental investors, while the Luxury Lens highlights trends in the luxury real estate market.

New York Times Real Estate Section (subscription required)

No matter where you live or invest, it pays to keep an eye on the country’s major real estate markets. The New York Times’ The real estate newsletter should be on your radar because there is always so much going on in Big Apple real estate, especially with retail and office trends. A recurring topic that readers love (or hate) is the “What You Get” column, which features three properties with similar price tags in different parts of the country to offer insight into current market values.

With the exception of the New York Times, all the publications listed here offer free newsletters. You can subscribe (and unsubscribe) with a single click, so feel free to test a few to see what information is of value to you and your investment goals.

Harry L. Blanchard