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A bubble in commercial real estate may be about to pop

April 19, 2018 |
  • Banks are ramping up the extension of commercial real estate loans
  • CRE prices peaked in 2016, and are now flat-lining, which is partially due to the downturn of malls and traditional retail.

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

In Spite of Waves of Store Closures, Retail Vacancy Hasn’t Spiked in the First Quarter

April 12, 2018 |

For neighborhood and community shopping centers, the vacancy rate averaged 10.0 percent, the same as the quarter before.

Retail vacancy levels stayed relatively flat for the first quarter of the year, according to preliminary data from real estate research firm Reis. … Read More

8 Game-Changers for Multifamily

April 5, 2018 |

Major, disruptive shifts stand to reshape the needs and wants of tomorrow’s renters. Can the multifamily industry adapt its approach to designing, developing and operating apartment communities fast enough to stay relevant?

We live in an age of disruption. The … 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

Economy Watch: CRE Prices Up in March, Except Industrial

April 2, 2018 |

Gains in four of the five property segments were enough to outweigh a 0.5 percent decline in the industrial pricing, according to Ten-X’s March Commercial Real Estate Nowcast.

Source: March 2018 Ten-X Commercial Real Estate Nowcast

U.S. commercial real … Read More

FRIEDMAN’S ALAN STERN & STEVEN SILVERMAN SECURE 110,000 SF LEASE AT FORMER SAM’S CLUB IN WATERFORD, MI

March 28, 2018 |

Farmington Hills, Michigan (March 28, 2018) – Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial real estate services, recently secured the lease of a 110,000-square-foot, former Sam’s Club, retail space located at 495 Summit Drive … Read More