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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...

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 Equity Cause Problems for European Real Estate?

Tom Leahy / August 23rd, 2017

Ten years on from the start of the Global Financial Crisis, the press is full of stories from that apocalyptic episode in market history. The crash showed how harmful the bursting of a debt bubble...

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...

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