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Mezz: The Triumphant Return

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Let’s talk about mezzanine capital, an important financing instrument in the commercial real estate world. About six years ago, Llenrock Blog’s Dave Jacobs called “mezz” a new four-letter word. Which is to say it had become a taboo topic in the…

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Up until recently, one of the problems with credit-rating agencies has been the fact that they themselves cannot be “rated.” Whether they do a great (i.e. accurate) job or a lousy (i.e. inaccurate) one, there’s no rating agencies–at least that…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for December 20-26, 2014: Senate Failure to Renew TRIA Sparks Warnings from CRE Industry, Rating Agencies: It is likely that the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act will be renewed once the new Senate convenes in January. Still, some…

Top 10 International Markets for Quality of Life

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Today we have not one but two rankings you can check out, each exploring the important subject of livability within given global CRE markets. These rankings come from Mercer Consulting and Monocle Magazine and were each assembled according to different criteria. These lists…

CMBS Psychology

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Let’s talk about CMBS. A couple years ago, I published a ranking of the previous 10 years of annual CMBS activity. Each year was ranked according to the year’s total CMBS issued to investors. Here’s what the previous decade’s CMBS…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

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In an interview filmed at the 2014 Independent Lodging Congress in Philadelphia, Adam Valente of Rockbridge Capital and Andrew Benioff of Llenrock Group discuss independent hotels and finance. Part 2: Jacques Gordon, global head of research and strategy at LaSalle Investment Management,…