Construction

Rent Control Is Pushing Up US Apartment Cap Rates

Jim Costello / September 10th, 2019

Investors and lenders are repricing assets in markets where rent control exists or is being introduced...

Spotlight on the US Self Storage Sector

Alexis Maltin / September 5th, 2019

The U.S. self storage sector, typically dominated by REITs and private capital, has been attracting institutional investors...

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...

US Markets Leaning to Construction: Chart

Jim Costello / March 6th, 2019

Should investors fear capital flows to new construction in the U.S.? How much is too much? The ratio of capital flowing...

US Opportunity Zones: A Baseline

Bob White / December 4th, 2018

The newly-designated "opportunity zones" account for 10% of the investable universe in the U.S. and have averaged $50 billion in annual acquisition volume in recent years, a new RCA report shows. Analysis...

California’s Prop 10: Battle Is Over, War Is Not

Jim Costello / November 13th, 2018

Housing is increasingly unaffordable for many residents of California. Proposition 10 was voted down on November 6th but defeating this ballot initiative...

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...

Chart: US Major Metro Construction Trends

Jim Costello / July 11th, 2018

Is capital flowing too quickly to construction-driven investment strategies in the U.S.? That question has dominated many discussions recently. Except for...

Changing Gatekeepers of Construction Financing

Jim Costello / May 29th, 2018

The Dodd-Frank reform passed last week includes provisions which will clarify certain U.S. rules on bank lending for real estate construction. Those rules were implemented in 2015 and the competitive...

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