Category Archives: Commercial News

Banks Edge Back Into Investment Property Lending #cre #multifamily

Focus Is Still on Multifamily, and on Core Markets and Borrowers After tentatively testing the water in 2011, banks increased their overall lending for commercial real estate in 2012 with total CRE loan balances outstanding at year-end up 3% year-over-year. Investment property … Continue reading

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Mortgage REITs: What They Are and Aren’t

By A.D. PRUITT Mortgage real-estate investment trusts, which have operated in relative obscurity for decades, have emerged center stage in the debate over the Federal Reserve’s strategy to stimulate the economy. Some policy makers, including Fed governor Jeremy Stein, have pointed … Continue reading

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Big Real-Estate Firms Are Going to School

By DAWN WOTAPKA Developers Test the Market for Off-Campus College Housing; Amenities Include Tanning Beds and Resort-Style Pools Erdy McHenry ArchitectureRendering of a student-housing community by Brandywine Realty and Campus Crest in Philadelphia. Housing for college students, long dominated by small … Continue reading

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The Future is Bright – And Flexible – Daily News Article – #CRE

ORANGE COUNTY-With new workplace demands, more employees in smaller spaces, being one. Both workers and employers need to adapt and, in Emily Watkins’ view be “flexible.” This week, the vice president corporate client development at JLL took some time to … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate Forecast Update: 2013-2014 #CRE

Commercial real estate continues to improve at a moderate pace, much in line with our previous forecast update from six months ago. The office market enjoyed “11 consecutive quarters of occupancy growth and eight straight quarters of rent increases,” according to the Jones … Continue reading

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RETAIL #INVESTMENT SALES UP 20 PERCENT IN 2012 #CRE

As expected, investment sales volume in the retail sector in 2012 took a leap upwards from 2011. Real Capital Analytics (RCA), a New York City-based research firm, reports that retail investment sales totaled $52.8 billion in 2012—a 20 percent increase from … Continue reading

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#Multifamily Industry Faces Mandatory Participation in #Energy Benchmarking Programs #cre

The day may be coming when an apartment community’s strongest marketing tool is how much energy and water its units consume each year. And that day may be coming sooner than you think. A growing list of U.S. cities are … Continue reading

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