Commercial Lending, Terms, Supply,Demand

Subject: SBA expands Commercial Real Estate Refinancing

Posted on Monday, April 04, 2011

> SBA Opens Temporary Refinancing Program to Real Estate Mortgages Maturing after December 2012 > > > WASHINGTON, D.C. –Small business owners with eligible commercial real estate mortgages maturing after Dec. 31, 2012, will be able to secure more stable, long-term financing through the U.S. Small...

SWAPS

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Swaps do not generate new funding; rather, they convert one interest rate basis to a different rate basis (e.g., from floating to fixed, or vice versa). The payments on a swap are a function of the notional principal amount, interest rates, and time. ...

Commercial Real Estate Breathes Life Into a Moribund Market

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011

A crucial part of the securitization market — the Wall Street credit machine that helped set off the financial crisis — is kicking back into gear. In the last few weeks, a number of big banks have successfully bundled and sold new securities backed by commercial real estate loans. Morgan Stanley an...

Miami Hotel Market Set For 250% Surge in Investor Interest

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011

MIAMI-After struggling through the downturn, Miami's hotel market is starting to return to health. Indeed, as a key international gateway market, Miami is attracting investor interest once again. So says Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotel Intelligence Miami report. In fact, hotel transaction volume in the ...

Commercial real estate deals are on the rise

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011

Confident that a long-anticipated meltdown won't happen, real estate investors are aggressively returning to the commercial real estate market. Some of the region's biggest deals since the nation went into a recession closed in the last six months. In most cases, the transactions were not propertie...

Home Loans Now Less of a Toxic Threat than Commercial Real Estate

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011

While the housing crisis is what triggered the economic downturn and pushed so many lenders under early on in the receession, it seems the biggest threat has now shifted from residential mortgages to souring commercial real estate (CRE) loans. Commercial real estate seems to have been the downfa...

Commercial Real Estate Still A Strain: Fed Official

Posted on Monday, February 07, 2011

WASHINGTON -- A top government financial regulator said on Friday banks have taken only about half the hit they will experience from commercial real estate losses, and that while banks will remain under strain from commercial properties, no systemically important firms appear at risk. "While we exp...

2011 NATIONAL APARTMENT REPORT

Posted on Friday, February 04, 2011

The recovery of the apartment market exceeded expectations both in timing and magnitude, laying the foundation for extraordinary improvements in operations in 2011. All 44 major U.S. apartment markets are forecast to register employment growth and extremely limited construction this year. As...

COMMERCIAL SUPPLY AND DEMAND - Fitch: $23 Billion in Commercial Mortgages Coming Due in 2011

Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fitch Ratings says approximately 2,000 commercial mortgage loans are due to mature over the next 12 months, representing an outstanding balance of $22.5 billion. According to a new report released by the ratings agency Friday, the maturing loans, which have an average balance of $11.4 million, were...

Fitch: $23 Billion in Commercial Mortgages Coming Due in 2011

Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fitch Ratings says approximately 2,000 commercial mortgage loans are due to mature over the next 12 months, representing an outstanding balance of $22.5 billion. According to a new report released by the ratings agency Friday, the maturing loans, which have an average balance of $11.4 million, were...

Prevé Predicts 10-Year Miami Office Recovery

Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011

MIAMI-Ask 10 people for their take on Downtown Miami's office market and you'll get at least three different answers. Some pundits expect a faster recovery than others-and some don't predict much of a recovery for the next decade. The overall office vacancy rate for Miami-Dade County fell to 18.1% ...

Foreign Investors Pledge Allegiance to U.S. Real Estate

Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011

Finally a “Buy” Signal? Washington, D.C. – (January 18, 2010) Despite a lack of placement opportunities in 2009, foreign investors in real estate say they remain committed to the U.S. as their preferred real estate investment opportunity. The sentiment is underscored by a dramatic increase in the...

The Commercial Real Estate Sector: An Overview

Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010

Commercial real estate in the U.S. encompasses a wide diversity of building types and sizes. Recent problems with declining commercial space sales and prices, stagnant and declining rents, troubled assets, and financing illiquidity began with the onset of the Great Recession. The market performan...

Top 5 Issues Affecting Commercial Recovery

Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010

Here are the top five issues facing commercial real estate in 2011, according to consultant Deloitte LLP. 1. The market remains uncertain. The recovery isn’t following previous trends. While there is some indication that the worst may be over, some markets continue to decline. 2. Impact of "am...

Multi Family Renatls Looking Good

Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010

The best time to sign a lease may have just passed, as the apartment rental market has strengthened, Bloomberg reports. Good news for landlords, bad news for tenants. Vacancies in U.S. apartments declined in the third quarter, which ended last Thursday, for the first significant yearly drop since...

SIOR Index Results

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vacancy rates will trend higher this year and older properties will become obsolete. Hopefully with the job market expected to turn for the better later this year, we’ll see rising demand for office and warehouse space, but probably not until 2011. Consumer confidence could hasten recovery in the r...

Q4 2009 Outcomes and 2010 Predictions

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010

Default rates on office, retail, hotel, and industrial loans are up to 3.8% as of Q4 2009 verses 1.6% in Q4 2008. Real Capital Analytics reports: Defaults on multifamily mortgages soared even higher – a staggering 250% jumping from 1.8% to 4.4% There are 8,942 commercial properties in the...

Prospect for CRE in 2010

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Survey says.... * Forty-three percent of respondents to Jones Lang LaSalle’s annual survey expect their loan production to range from $2 to $4 billion in 2010-a number that is more than double the 21 percent that reported sourcing in this range for 2009. * Showing even more future optimism...

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