High quality office properties have traditionally been a sought after asset class for commercial real estate lenders. It is important to understand the pros and cons of different lending categories before making a decision on your office finance needs. The following is a summary of pros and cons for each... read more
Lenders generally determine their interest rates by adding a risk-based spread over a risk-free index. In commercial real estate lending, two commonly used indices are the Treasury yield and the Swap rate. For example, life insurance lenders generally use the Treasury yield, and CMBS lenders generally use the Swap rate.
The Treasury yield is the... read more
Barry Slatt Mortgage is proud to announce that we have expanded our platform with significant additions to the loan production core as well as supporting staff in our San Francisco office.
Senior Vice President, Andrew Mekjavich, has been a significant producer for Barry Slatt Mortgage since joining the firm in late 2012. In addition to... read more
“Structured finance” provides solutions to financing properties that don’t qualify for traditional stabilized bank or insurance company loans. These are typically complicated loans. The following are examples of loan types that can be categorized as structured finance:
As we are moving
into the end of the 1st quarter of 2017, it is important to keep
updated on what is happening in the ever-changing CREF (Commercial Real Estate
Finance) market. The following is an update summarizing the four major lending categories:
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