7 Best Real Estate E-Newsletters for Your Inbox

To be a successful real estate investor, it is important to stay abreast of the latest developments in the industry so you can make informed decisions about your investment portfolio. While the ups and downs of the residential and commercial market are making headlines in the broader media, there are plenty of publications and digital media out there that focus solely on this topic. Whether you’re just starting out with real estate investments or looking for ways to add to your existing portfolio, here are some of the top e-newsletters to get in your inbox.

Industry diving

Industry Dive keeps its finger on the pulse of what is happening in a variety of industries that are relevant to commercial real estate. Retail Dive and Restaurant Dive, in particular, are good for CRE investors who want to stay up to date on consumer and technology trends in both sectors. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) investors have been able to fill their inboxes with almost any 20+ dives including banking, biopharma, construction, cybersecurity, grocery, grocery, healthcare, supply chain, transportation, and utilities. Email newsletters are typically sent daily, with some subtopics having a specific weekly edition. The articles are short and easy to digest, although there are “deep dives” that delve into trends.

HousingWire

HousingWire is a top resource for residential real estate professionals including investors, brokers, and mortgage brokers. There are two daily newsletters sent out in the morning and afternoon to keep readers updated on top stories. Other daily newsletters of particular interest are LendingLife for mortgage lenders, OpenHouse for agents and brokers, ClosingTime for closing professionals, and AppraisedValue for valuation professionals.

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Wealth Management Real Estate (WMRE)

Wealth Management Real Estate (formerly NREI) publishes newsletters containing news and commentary on commercial real estate financing and investments, including development and leasing. The WMRE Weekender is a round-up of the week’s top posts and videos on WMRE.com. The WMRE Resource Summary summarizes white papers, webinars, and other research resources for wealth management professionals. The WMRE Distressed Strategies Newsletter is a monthly e-publication on real estate and credit in the distressed commercial real estate sector.

The only true

The Real Deal publishes both daily newsletters featuring major real estate headlines both nationally and in major centers including New York, South Florida, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Weekly newsletters round up the biggest stories from other areas of interest, including residential, commercial, development, technology, political, and even celebrity real estate news.

Commercial observer

As the name suggests, Commercial Observer keeps track of all things commercial real estate, including leases, finance, sales, design and construction, and technology. The daily newsletters focus on national news as well as specific markets such as New York, Los Angeles, South Florida and Washington, DC. Numerous newsletters focus on subtopics such as tenant and workplace issues, design and construction trends, finance, retail, technology, and life sciences. Weekend newsletters provide summaries of the top stories of the week.

Inman

Named for its founder, journalist and entrepreneur Bradley Inman, this award-winning real estate news source is a staple for many industry professionals. Although his primary focus is on agents and brokers, Inman offers great insight for investors. Readers can subscribe to get the morning and / or afternoon headlines, or they can opt to the Breaking News newsletter for the latest and greatest headlines. Weekly newsletters like the Property Portfolio cover topics of interest to rental investors, while Luxury Lens sheds light on trends in the luxury real estate market.

New York Times Real Estate Section (Subscription Required)

Regardless of where you live or invest, it is worth keeping an eye on major real estate markets across the country. The New York Times Real Estate e-newsletter should be on your radar because Big Apple real estate is always so busy, especially when it comes to retail and office space trends. A recurring topic that readers like (or loathe) is the “What You Get” column, which features three properties with similar price tags in different parts of the country to provide insights into current market values.

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