Category: Banking & Finance

A Shaky 2016 for the CMBS Market

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According to Commercial Mortgage Alert, U.S. CMBS issuance has totaled up to $19.0B since the beginning of 2016 – which is a 30% decrease from issuance volume reported for the same period in 2015. What gives? Well, due-terms for around…

Reefer Madness Has Private Equity Investors Seeing Green

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Cannabis. Marijuana. Weed. Dope. Whatever you call it, Private Equity investors are looking to make a profit from it. It’s been a hot topic over more recent years and 23 states have laws legalizing marijuana in some form, whether for strictly…

Negative Interest Rates and Their Positive Impact on CRE

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Negative interest rates may seem like an unfathomable possibility for some, especially because of the most recent rate hike here in the U.S. However, due to falling oil prices, some countries are turning to having depositors get paid to hold money…

Crowdfunding & Working out the Kinks

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About six months ago we published a post analyzing the controversy surrounding the impact crowdfunding was having on the commercial real estate industry. Some feared that traditional financial sources wouldn’t be able to keep up with the popular method of pooling…

Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going

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Obviously, it’s been a busy year for commercial real estate. CoStar Group recently published a great news round-up, voted on by their readers, of the top CRE news stories of 2015. If you take a look at that article, you…

CMBS: Then and Now

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CMBS: this may not be the most glamorous side of commercial real estate, but it’s arguably one of the most influential factors in deal activity. Since 2008-09, the commercial real estate industry has seen a lot of controversy and handwringing…

IRR on Real Estate: McDonald’s Isn’t Loving the REIT, and Why Oakland’s Future Is Uncertain

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Welcome to our monthly news round-up from our friends at Integra Realty Resources and their blog, IRR on Real Estate! IRR on Real Estate: McDonald’s Isn’t Loving the REIT, and Why Oakland’s Future Is Uncertain Here are the news stories…

Extra-Special Servicing

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If you’re looking for a bargain, try doing business with yourself. That seems to be the guiding principle in certain parts of the real estate finance space, where major companies are consolidating with related firms to get the greatest influence…

Crowdfunding: Boom or Blip?

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Back in May, I published a completely subjective ranking of the “Top 10 Disruptive Forces in U.S. Commercial Real Estate.” These disruptors included such usual suspects as energy sector vagaries and the growth of the tech sector, but also included…