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COMMLOAN BLOG

FROM OUR EDITORIAL TEAM

CommLoan’s Eric Little Makes Big Splash at AREAA’s 2017 Global Luxury Summit

AARAA’s Global Update Focused on Key Trends in Commercial Real Estate On Friday, April 21st, CommLoan’s Vice President of National Business Development, Eric Little, spoke about the changes and trends that are shaping commercial real estate at the AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America) Global Luxury Summit in Miami, Florida. This was the first …
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CommLoan CEO discusses digital marketplaces with AZ TV’s Catherine Anaya

Mitch Ginsberg featured on “Tech Tuesday” segment On Tuesday, April 4th, CommLoan’s CEO Mitch Ginsberg was featured on AZ TV’s Tech Tuesday, discussing how digital marketplaces are changing and shaping consumer behavior. In his interview with Daily Mix anchor Catherine Anaya, Mitch described how the dotcom boom of the 1990s was the seed of the …
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Talks of Change in Regulations in Appraisals May Impact Lending

In a recent Bloomberg article, reporter Jesse Hamilton, addressed a major issue that could impact lending practices should it pass legislature. According to the article, regulators are discussing increasing the threshold for requiring appraisals on commercial property to $400,000, from the current $250,000. According to Bloomberg’s sources, President Donald Trump’s aggressive moves to knock down …
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FED RAISES RATES, HOW WILL COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LENDING BE IMPACTED? * *DON’T JUST WATCH THE RATES, WARNS COMMLOAN’S CEO BUT FOCUS ON WHERE THE ECONOMY IS HEADING

The March 16th Wall Street Journal’s cover story focused on the Federal Reserve’s announcement on raising short-term interest rates and the prospect of lifting them even further through this year, moving the central bank into a new, more aggressive phase of draining easy money from the financial system as the economy improves. This is not …
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Multifamily Projects Face Harder Time Funding – CommLoan Offers Solution

The Wall Street Journal reported in a February 21st article that large banks are stepping back from new multifamily funding projects in light of the cooling apartment market and a perceived oversupply of new units. Quoting real estate research firm Axiometrics Inc., the report noted that the number of new multifamily units is set to hit a 30-year high …
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The Impact of CMBS Notes On Shopping Malls and Retail Centers

The change of consumer shopping behavior, shifting from traditional brick and mortar retail to online marketplaces, crushed many investors who funded the expanse of malls and shopping centers, largely via CMBS loans. But this year, investors have more than consumer behavior to be concerned with. Nearly $134 billion of commercial real estate loans—more than one-quarter …
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CommLoan’s CEO Meets with Key Media in New York City 

Discusses how CommLoan’s platform helps noteholders of CMBS loans coming due this year. Despite the massive snow storm that crippled New York City last week, CommLoan’s CEO Mitch Ginsberg participated in a series of media meetings discussing the state of the industry and the key trends that will shape commercial real estate lending in 2017. …
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WHAT’S TRENDING IN MULTIFAMILY THIS YEAR? EXPERTS WEIGH IN.

January 2017 was a busy time for many real estate investors and analysts to weigh in on trends driving multifamily housing. Mary Salmonsen recently published a well thought-out article in Multifamily Executive Magazine.  http://www.multifamilyexecutive.com/business-finance/business-trends/freddie-mac-oversupply-wont-be-threat-in-2017_o In the article, Mary makes a bold headline that GSE expects moderate market growth and rent increases this year. She quotes Freddie …
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