Market Update - March 2017


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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Top Takeaways From CREF Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2017


The Mortgage Banker Association of America held its 2017 Commercial Real Estate Finance Conference in San Diego this week. The following are some of our important takeaways. 

  1. The overall mood of the conference was positive. Lenders and mortgage bankers are projecting another good year for real estate markets in the U.S. for 2017. According to... read more

    How Servicing Impacts You


    With so much focus on interest rates, it’s easy to overlook a less-discussed, yet essential part of the loan process. Servicing may not generate as many headlines or give talking heads sensational issues to discuss, but it can have a real affect on your bottom line. The following is a summary of what makes... read more

    Multi-Family Lending Overview


    Multi-family properties have traditionally been a sought after asset class for real estate investors and lenders alike. It is important to understand the pros and cons of different lending categories before making a decision on your multi-family finance needs. The following is a summary of pros and cons for each category of multi-family lenders.

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    “The Melting Cube” Single Tenant Net Lease and the Utility of the Self-Liquidating Loan


    Single tenant net lease properties are a common and preferred investment vehicle used to preserve wealth while maintaining a fixed stream of income over long periods of time. Many real estate investors who target single tenant properties find security having long-term leases.  However, many of those same investors/owners do not take into consideration that... read more