Category Archives: Real Estate

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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U.S. Commercial-Property Prices Seen Rising Near Peak #CRE

Prices for U.S. commercial property are expected to climb in the next six months, extending a rebound that has sent values close to levels reached at the market’s peak in 2007, according to Green Street Advisors Inc. There is an … 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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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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How Big Is Wall Street’s Housing Bet? Pretty Big. #cre #housing #mulitifamily

Wall Street is hitching its bullish hopes for 2013 to an unlikely star, believing that a real estate industry that led the economy into the abyss is what ultimately will carry it back out. While hopes that housing is about … Continue reading

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