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Chart: Shifting LTVs of US Lender Groups

Jim Costello / September 30th, 2019

Competition in the U.S. commercial mortgage market is fierce. With the debt funds taking on more risk...

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...

Not All Uncertainty Can Be Laid at the Fed’s Table

Jim Costello / August 5th, 2019

If all the U.S. commercial real estate market had to deal with was the Fed trying to fine-tune the appropriate level for short-term rates, then the market would not...

US Commercial Real Estate Endures Bumpy Ride in Q1

Jim Costello / April 17th, 2019

U.S. commercial property deal volume fell at double-digit annual rates in the first quarter of 2019, preliminary data shows, as a bumpy rate environment led to a growing sense of investor caution. The...

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...

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...

Is US Refinance Activity Causing Sticky Prices?

Elizabeth Szep / June 18th, 2018

Since early 2015 the proportion of U.S. loan volume dedicated to property acquisitions has been steadily decreasing as the proportion of refinancing loans has been growing. The increasing dominance...

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...

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