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Real Estate Loves Inflation (Sort Of)

Jim Costello / March 9th, 2017

A little bit of inflation can be a good thing for real estate investors, though problematic for lenders. If inflation goes on for too long, however, there can be pain in the...

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...

How Safe Are Lenders?

Jim Costello / September 2nd, 2016

At the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance conference in Beijing this week, Federal Reserve Presidents Eric Rosengren and Charles Evans discussed the Fed’s interest rate policy. President Rosengren...

Is the Urban Apartment Development Game Over?

Jim Costello / August 4th, 2016

Development site sales are a precursor to construction and they plummeted into H1’16. Real Capital Analytics (RCA) calculates that sales were down 36% YOY in Q2’16. Some have suggested that slowing...

My Observations on MBA CREF16

Jim Costello / February 10th, 2016

Everybody knows that with the high volume of loans originated in 2006 and 2007, in the next two years the market will need to refinance much more debt than in years past. The unknown is whether there will...

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