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As CRE Lending Landscape Shifts, Nonbank Lenders Step Up

July 16, 2018 |

After a 10-year increase in property values, commercial real estate may be facing a near-term shift in the cycle as the market tops out. As more properties hit the market at a time when interest rates are rising and … Read More

Commercial, Multifamily Borrowing Up 1 Percent Annually in U.S.

May 22, 2018 |

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations, first quarter 2018 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations increased one percent compared to the same period last year and, in line with the seasonality of market, … Read More

South Korean Investors Load Up On U.S. Commercial Real Estate Debt

April 19, 2018 |

South Korean investors, on the hunt for higher returns and asset diversification, are making their way into U.S. real estate debt with renewed eagerness. More, in fact, than investors from any other country.

As of mid-April, investors based in South Korea … Read More

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Continue to Dominate Apartment Lending

April 17, 2018 |

Agency lenders are making more permanent loans than ever on apartment properties.

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae lenders are providing the overwhelming majority of permanent loans to apartment properties.

“Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are probably still the premiere lenders for … Read More

More Commercial Deals Don’t Need an Appraisal

April 4, 2018 |

U.S. bank regulators said on Monday that more commercial real estate deals can proceed without an independent appraisal of the property’s value.

The regulators raised the threshold for commercial real estate transactions that require an appraisal from $250,000 to $500,000. Commercial transactions that … Read More

Interest Rates May Double in the Next Few Years

February 21, 2018 |

The smartest business owners I know are always looking ahead. Talk to anyone today who’s been in business for more than a decade and they’ll tell you that, sure, they’re keeping a close eye on current sales, projections, overheads and … Read More

RCM Survey: Commercial Real Estate Investors Still in Buy Mode

February 15, 2018 |

Commercial real estate investors are intent on buying real estate assets, with a preference for multifamily and industrial. The recently-passed tax legislation, in part, will strengthen corporate growth and validate value-add investing strategies, according to Real Capital Markets’ (RCM) National Investor Sentiment Report.

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Updated: Banks Closed Record Amount of Branches in 2017

January 30, 2018 |

Somewhat lost in the wave of store closure announcements last year was news that another major user of retail space abandoned a record amount of square footage. U.S. banks accelerated their pace of branch consolidation last year, closing a net … Read More