NPC International selling 163 closed Pizza Hut locations

Roughly 163 Pizza Hut leases have gone up for sale as part of NPC International’s bankruptcy restructuring.

The bids for the currently shuttered restaurants in 26 states are due by Oct. 23, according to New York-based A&G Real Estate Partners, the firm handling the auction. 

The firm is advising NPC International, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July. At the time of the filing, Leawood, Kan.-based NPC International operated more than 1,600 Wendy’s and Pizza Hut restaurants. In August, NPC began the process of selling a portion of its Pizza Hut business. It also closed up to 300 restaurants. 

The locations range in size from 1,000-square-foot takeout and delivery-only restaurants to full service restaurants that run nearly 6,000 square feet. The majority are freestanding locations in neighborhood shopping centers and regional open-air

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Creative placemaking could be the key to catalyzing real estate development on Chicago’s South Side. One success story is garnering international acclaim

CHICAGO — It’s no secret that some of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods have suffered from a certain level of financial disinvestment, often systemic and spread out over decades.

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But one Chicagoan’s efforts to inject new enthusiasm and a sense of community, anchored by artistic and cultural endeavors, are attracting global attention — and similar efforts might be the key to stimulating more equitable real estate development on Chicago’s South Side, a new report suggests.

The report reflects three years of studying creative placemaking and the impact it has on communities. It comes from the Urban Land Institute, a global organization of real estate and urban development professionals dedicated to the responsible use of land in creating and sustaining thriving communities.

ULI reports that cities are finding success with the concept of placemaking, in which developers, designers, planners and investors come together to sync up their efforts in residential, commercial

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Meritage Homes, Park Hotels & Resorts, NIO, DouYu International and Plug Power highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – October 1, 2020 – Zacks Equity Research Shares of Meritage Homes Corporation MTH as the Bull of the Day, Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. PK asthe Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on NIO Limited NIO, DouYu International Holdings Limited DOYU and Plug Power Inc. PLUG.

Here is a synopsis of all five stocks:

Bull of the Day:

Meritage Homes Corp.is perfectly situated to take advantage of the Millennial home buying rush. This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) is expected to grow its revenue by the double digits in both 2020 and 2021.

Meritage is the 7th largest public homebuilder in the United States. It has 300 communities across 9 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

It focuses on first-time and first move-up buyers.

Unprecedented Demand in July and August

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Is U.S. Real Estate The Answer For International Investors During This Time?

Abbas Hashmi is an international Family Office and Sovereign Wealth Fund focused expert. Managing Director at Crito Capital.

Investing in income-producing rental property can provide you with a solid return, depending on your specific goals and market. It is an especially attractive investment at a time like this — when the stock market is volatile, interest rates are low and housing prices are increasing. If you are looking to invest outside of your native country because of the uncertainty triggered by Covid-19, then rental properties in New York and New Jersey may be an ideal avenue to explore.

In my experience, many investors do not realize that choosing to purchase an out-of-country income property is one of the smartest ways to spread risk, earn higher returns, and invest more efficiently and soundly from a tax perspective. 

The Appeal Of New Jersey And New York Rental Properties

There are

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Creative placemaking could be the key to catalyzing real estate development on Chicago’s South Side. Here’s how one success story is garnering international acclaim.

It’s no secret that some of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods have suffered from a certain level of financial disinvestment, often systemic and spread out over decades.



a person standing in front of a window: Dance instructors Daniel "Bravemonk" Haywood and Kelsa "K-Soul" Robinson on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative.


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Dance instructors Daniel “Bravemonk” Haywood and Kelsa “K-Soul” Robinson on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative.

But one Chicagoan’s efforts to inject new enthusiasm and a sense of community, anchored by artistic and cultural endeavors, are attracting global attention — and similar efforts might be the key to stimulating more equitable real estate development on Chicago’s South Side, a new report suggests.

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The report reflects three years of studying creative placemaking and the impact it has on communities. It comes from the Urban Land Institute, a global organization of real estate and urban development professionals dedicated to the responsible use of land in creating and sustaining thriving communities.

ULI reports that

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