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3 Key Takeaways from Chicago’s CRE Forecast Conference

January 14, 2019 |

Friedman had the pleasure to be a sponsor at the 17th Annual CRE Forecast Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL last week. The event invites Commercial Real Estate talent from across the Midwest to join in collaborating on … Read More

As Markets Tank, These Real Estate Investment Trusts Hit Higher Highs

December 11, 2018 |

Real estate investment trusts — also known as REIT’s — outperformed the markets by a wide margin last week. As a matter of fact, while many big stocks were hitting yearly lows, some REIT’s managed to establish higher highs. These … Read More


November 29, 2018 |

Farmington Hills, Michigan (November 29, 2018) – Friedman Finance is pleased to announce that it recently arranged a $3.9 million loan for a 48-unit apartment community located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The non-recourse loan provided the borrower, a local investor … Read More

Commercial Real Estate Markets Largely Stabilize In Q2 2018

November 21, 2018 |

Ten-X Commercial, the nation’s leading online and only end-to-end transaction platform for commercial real estate, today released its latest CRE Volume & Pricing Trends report. The analysis found that CRE transaction volume totaled $111.4 billion in the second quarter of 2018, a … Read More

How the Stock Market’s Wild Ride Could Affect CRE Investment

November 16, 2018 |

The stock market’s recent rollercoaster, with October’s sharp correction followed by a post-midterm election surge, can put the investment community on edge, including commercial real estate investors.

“People who invest in real estate don’t invest in a vacuum,” says Mark … Read More

The Top 3 Investments To Make For 2019

November 1, 2018 |

Searching for profitable industries to invest in can be a solid strategy when looking for new opportunities. At the same time, however, putting money out there invested on the backs of new, hot stocks isn’t always a great plan. Instead, taking a … Read More

Retail Forecast: 2019 looks good, but economists see bumps further down the road

October 25, 2018 |

Retailers will enjoy brisk economic tail winds in 2019. A strong labor market should continue to inspire liberal spending, while a robust business climate fuels higher corporate profits. At the same time, economists are starting to see early signs of … Read More

Is It Time to Invest in CRE Debt?

October 24, 2018 |

Ten years have passed since the global financial crisis and the last commercial real estate downturn. While U.S. commercial real estate fundamentals are generally healthy, interest rates are rising, yields are being squeezed and prices are leveling off. In some … Read More