CMBS

Debt Funds Continue to Gain US Lending Market Share

Jim Costello / September 19th, 2019

The U.S. commercial mortgage market is as competitive as ever. Debt funds have continued to gain market share and for the first half of 2019...

Opportunity Zone Lending? Capital Is Already Active

Jim Costello / April 2nd, 2019

Patterns of lending within the Qualified Opportunity Zone geographies (QOZs) of the U.S. suggest that many...

US Lending Market Gets More Competitive in 2018

Jim Costello / March 21st, 2019

The commercial mortgage market got more competitive in 2018 with six out of the eight lender categories tracked by Real Capital Analytics each capturing...

Which US Lender Groups Are Gaining Ground?

Jim Costello / September 20th, 2018

The U.S. commercial real estate debt markets are now as competitive as ever. Despite the upward move of the long-end of the yield curve over the last year and a half, commercial mortgage rates have not...

Non-Traditional Lenders Gain Ground

Jim Costello / March 15th, 2018

Non-traditional lenders are gaining ground in the market for commercial property lending. Our US Capital Trends report to be released next week will show that financial companies and private lenders...

Will the Fed Spook Commercial Property Prices?

Jim Costello / October 18th, 2017

Everybody and their brother expects that the Federal Reserve will raise rates in December. That’s the known. The unknown is the effect that a rate hike and the unwind of quantitative easing (QE) will...

Positive and Negative Changes in Debt and Equity Capital Flows

Jim Costello / September 21st, 2017

Unrelated but material changes in the composition of both debt and equity capital flows are evident in an analysis of H1’17 data. On a positive note, an increase in CMBS originations evidences that...

US Capital Trends 2016 Year in Review: Activity Dips, Prices Climb

Jim Costello / January 27th, 2017

U.S. commercial property transaction volume fell 11% in 2016, the new edition of US Capital Trends shows. The level of activity is still elevated historically and marks 2016 as the third strongest…

Cautious Optimism Among CMBS Survivors: Takeaways From CREFC

Jim Costello / January 12th, 2017

I attended the CREFC meeting in Miami Beach this week and the watchword was uncertainty. Lenders and investors hate uncertainty, but despite this theme dominating, few people I talked with expressed fears...

Small Banks, Big Impact

Jim Costello / September 17th, 2016

Regional and Local Banks have accelerated their lending for commercial property over the past year, accounting for 21% of all commercial mortgage originations in H1’16. With this share, these smaller banks...

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