Tag: Federal Reserve

The Great Interest Rate Hike of 2015

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As you probably already know, the U.S Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike will have a huge impact on the commercial real estate industry in 2016. Thanks to low interest rates in the past, the industry saw enormous growth; however, with…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for October 25-31: As the Fed Leaves the QE Party, Japan Tops up the Punchbowl: Just as the United States Federal Reserve completes the winding-down of its third quantitative easing program since the financial crisis, Japan surprises everybody…

The Llenrock Poll

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Tapering it is. Maybe CRE investors–including lenders, developers, and various borrowers–aren’t as spooked by the prospect of rising interest rates as the media may lead us to believe.

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Week in Review for June 29 – July 5: Officials from the Federal Reserve attempt to calm inventors worried over a rise in interest rates and the possibility that the central bank will scale back its bond-buying program, reports Investment News.…

Big Government Real Estate

The good news, according to this article, is that multifamily assets are getting picked up on the offer side.  As you may remember, in 2009 and 2010 we talked about the intractable bid-offer spread in CRE: a situation where sellers weren’t being…

Corbet’s Coulior

It’s very tempting, given recent market volatility, to imagine Ben Bernanke looking over a metaphorical cliff like Corbet’s Couloir. I imagine Ben pushed up to the cliff’s edge by past policy, current politics, nasty demographics and feeling like if he…