CommLoan examines deal-activity vs. transaction volume trends
First-quarter of 2017 saw an 18% decrease in transaction volume, which
came in at a grand total of $94.8 billion, according to data from Real
Capital Analytics (RCA), a New York City-based research firm. According to
that same report, portfolio deals fell by 38 percent year-over-year, while
single-asset transactions fell by 10 percent.
However … READ MORE
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, … READ MORE
CommLoan’s Mitch Ginsberg and Wayne Lorgus, Partner at B2B CFO Weigh in
An owner of an Arizona based growing business decided it was time to purchase the building his company was occupying. A loyal, long term customer of his bank, he knew that his relationships … READ MORE
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 actual technology boom which we are experiencing today, forcing … READ MORE
Starting in early 2000, as part of an effort to keep up with the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), Fannie Mae dropped its DSC to (debt service coverage) to 1.20x and underwrote student housing loans to the exact same parameters as conventional loans.
It’s no surprise that since then, student housing has continued to be a profitable venture for many financial real estate investors. But 2017 … READ MORE
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 government constraints on business loans have resulted in U.S. bank … READ MORE
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 the first time that the interest rates were raised since … READ MORE
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 in 2017. That could loosen pressure on rents, which … READ MORE
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 of which went to finance … READ MORE
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. While in Manhattan, Mitch met with reporters from Fox Business, … READ MORE