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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...

These Lenders Are Originating More High-LTV Loans

Jim Costello / September 7th, 2018

U.S. commercial mortgage professionals are increasingly concerned about the competitive pressure presented by debt funds. This pressure can be seen in...

Will Resets to Variable Rate Loans Cause Trouble?

Jim Costello / June 6th, 2018

U.S. commercial real estate finance in the recent era of low Libor became a business driven by variable rate loans. Libor, though, has been on a steady pace of increase since early 2016, with a spike...

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...

Chart: Decomposition of US Cap Rates

Jim Costello / April 30th, 2018

The 10yr UST broke the 3% barrier last week. Does that necessarily mean that cap rates will surge? As shown in the chart there is no constant spread...

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...

RCA Insights: Most Popular of 2017

Simon Mallinson / December 22nd, 2017

Over 2017 the expert authors on the Real Capital Analytics Insights blog have covered topics ranging from apartment asking prices in the U.S. to the overseas expansion of South Korean investors, and from...

Is the Increased Lending Share of Smaller Banks a Red Flag?

Jim Costello / April 4th, 2017

Commercial real estate is a local business. The immobility of the assets ensures that the expertise needed for the leasing, management and financing of said assets will be concentrated around...

February 2017 US Capital Trends: Lenders and Declines

Jim Costello / March 24th, 2017

Commercial property investment activity fell 31% YOY in February, marking the third consecutive month of double-digit volume declines, the new edition of US Capital Trends shows…

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