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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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Commercial Real Estate Sectors Steadily Improve #CRE

Media Contact: Walter Molony / 202-383-1177 / Email WASHINGTON (February 25, 2013) – Major commercial real estate sectors continue to improve, albeit slowly, with gradual economic improvement and job creation driving absorption of space, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial … Continue reading

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Top Cities for Job #Growth and #Rental Revenue in 2013

The latest report from Dallas-based Axiometrics spells out some positive data for 2013 job growth and rental revenue increases. But not all metros have such a bright outlook this year. Last year, the West was the best. The only cities to … 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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Fiscal Cliff Deal a Net Positive for #Housing and Home Builders – #cre

The fiscal cliff, an economically damaging set of tax hikes and spending reductions scheduled to begin in 2013, has been avoided — for now — and that is good news for housing in the short run. The enactment of H.R. 8, the … Continue reading

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