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2018 IRR Viewpoint Retail Report

THE AMAZON IMPACT In 2017, bankruptcies throughout the retail sector continued, primarily due to inroads from the ecommerce model. However, this could also be seen as an industry correction,Read more

Big Banks Remain Conservative on Construction Loans

Big banks don’t appear to be loosening the purse strings for construction loans. However, that conservative streak is creating opportunities for regional banks and bridge lenders to pick upRead more

MBA Releases 2018 Outlook

The Mortgage Bankers Association unveiled its predictions for commercial and multifamily mortgage originations. Overall, volume will be slowing, but the picture varies by property type. Read more here.  Read more

January employment numbers flat at 4.1%, with trends up in some categories

Construction, food services and drinking places, healthcare, and manufacturing all continue to trend upward. To see the full report, click here.Read more

Hot CLO Market Boosts Liquidity for Bridge Loans

Bridge lenders are fighting for elbow room in what has become a very liquid and highly competitive marketplace. “There is an abundance of capital available for bridge loans,” saysRead more

Small Multifamily Loans Get a Big Boost from Agency Lending

Financing for small apartment properties with 5 to 50 units reached a record-breaking $47.6 billion last year and growth is ongoing, according to Chandon Economics. As part of thatRead more

Lending Environment Shows Promise for Borrowers, According to CBRE Survey

A just released survey from real estate services firm CBRE shows overall lending environment has improved over the past year. CBRE’s Lending Momentum Index, which tracks loans originated orRead more

CRE Industry Reacts to Another Fed Rate Hike

In a widely anticipated move and amid a growing U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates to a range between 1.25 and 1.5 percent. The moveRead more

Multifamily Borrowers Have a Wide Field of Options for Mezzanine Debt

Multifamily investors have lots of options to choose from if they want to take out a mezzanine loan in addition to the primary mortgage on their property. “There areRead more

CCIM Commercial Invest Real Estate January/February 2018 issue

You can view a PDF of the current issue here: Commercial Investment Real Estate January/February 2018 IssueRead more