Posts in the "Banking" Category
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Interest Rates vs Cap Rates: Will Fed Rate Hikes Put More Pressure on Pricing?

It seems almost a “sure thing” that the Fed will pull the trigger on another 25-basis point rate hike this week at its June 13th meeting. The rate hikeRead more

Commercial Real Estate’s Low Debt Levels To Create Defensive Investment Opportunity During Economic Downturn

Despite concerns of rising debt levels throughout the global economy, which IMF warned about in its latest reports on the state of the world’s economy, research reveals the U.S.Read more

Congress Rolls Back 2010 Dodd-Frank Banking Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday voted 258-159 to approve a bill (S. 2155) dismantling part of the post-recession Dodd-Frank Act that the U.S. Senate passed in March 67-31.Read more

Inflation Is Back (Sort Of) – Is Commercial Real Estate An Inflation Hedge In The ‘New Normal’?

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the worldwide central banks (U.S. Federal Reserve, ECB, etc.) have embarked on an unprecedented economic stimulus. Measures have included years of zeroRead more

NYU’s Sam Chandan on the Changing Real Estate Capital Markets

The associate dean of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate discusses how economic and policy changes are impacting the real estate capital markets, the potential for a nextRead more

MBA Forecasts a Dip in Mortgage Originations

Lenders facing stiff competition to place capital may face an even tougher road ahead given the latest forecast from the Mortgage Bankers Association that is predicting a 2 percentRead more

U.S. Inflation Looks Even More Tame If You Remove Housing Costs

U.S. central bankers eyeing services inflation as a key gauge of price pressures may find it pretty robust—until you take housing costs out of the equation. Services prices excludingRead 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

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

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