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Why Now Is the Best Time to Invest in Multi-Family

By CommLoan, Categories CRE News

We know what you’re thinking. How could the middle of a global pandemic possibly be the best time to invest in multi-family real estate?Loan regulations are tightening. Many tenants have lost their jobs, and some multi-family investors are struggling with cash-flow.

But, if you’re financially stable, you can increase your revenue – even during this difficult time.The effects of the pandemic have created … Read More

The Top 20 Multifamily Property Management Companies of 2020

By CommLoan, Categories CRE News

Standing out in the crowd is not that easy when you are in the large apartment management sector. However, it helps to offer some of the best units in your marketable area. Whether you are focused on sustainability or student housing, you want to give your residents the best customer service experience.  Here to help you find out what that is, check out the top … Read More

Multifamily Continues its Upward Trajectory in 2020

By Andrew Edelstein, Categories CRE News

At CommLoan, the number one asset type we quote, put under application with our lenders, and close, is multifamily. We love performing on apartment deals because we know we’re providing a valuable service to the communities those apartments serve. From value-add acquisitions to stabilized cash-out refinances, we know multifamily, and that bodes well given the state of the market in 2020.

The major … Read More

10 Big Ideas That Will Shape PropTech in 2020

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News

Original Article: January 07, 2020 GlobeSt.com

2019 was a record-setting year for PropTech. From the highest highs (a record $16 billion in VC investments) to the lowest lows (WeWork implosion), 2019 may well go down as one of the most eventful years to date for PropTech.

And, going into 2020, there is cautious excitement around PropTech, … Read More

Big Changes (and Opportunities) for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Multifamily Heading into the New Year

By Andrew Edelstein, Categories CRE News

The two GSE’s (government sponsored entities) have historically been one of the major capital sources for multifamily finance in the United States. Since being taken under conservatorship in 2008, both FNMA and FHLMC have been regulated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) – the governing agency that determines the annual lending capacities of both. If you’re an investor or other … Read More

COMMLOAN’S APPROACH PROVIDES INVESTOR CERTAINTY DURING AGENCY PULL-BACK

By David Luke, Categories CRE News

Property
Multifamily in Phoenix, Arizona

Opportunity
CommLoan was working with a multifamily syndicator on the acquisition financing for a property lease up. The investor preferred permanent financing rather than bridge, which required a T-1 waiver from the potential lender. Due to the agency pull-back in August, waivers were not being granted on these types of deals for that period.

Solution
CommLoan was … Read More

Fannie, Freddie New Lending Caps Turned the “Spigot Back On”

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News

Original Article: October 31, 2019 GlobeSt.com

Experts on the finance panel at GlobeSt Apartments said the new Fannie/Freddie caps revived certainty in the agencies.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced new lending caps last month. Starting October 1, the agencies have new caps of $100 billion for each agency. At the GlobeSt Apartments conference … Read More

COMMLOAN WELCOMES NEW VP OF ORIGINATION – ANDREW EDELSTEIN

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News

Andrew Edelstein

Scottsdale, AZ — CommLoan is excited to announce that we have added Andrew Edelstein to our team! We are thrilled to have Andrew join us on our mission to transform the commercial real estate lending industry. Before joining CommLoan, Andrew was on the production … Read More