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35 Unit Multifamily in Phoenix, Arizona

The Sponsor initially thought that the property was at market stabilization. During the due diligence period, it was discovered that the property had 8 out of 35 units that were vacant and needed rehab. The Sponsor had an existing relationship with another bank that had committed to funding. However, during the final underwriting, the assurance of obtaining … Read More

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union locates new Operations Center in Arizona

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has selected Glendale, Arizona for its new state-of-the-art Operations Center. The two-story, 185,000 square-foot building will serve as the credit union’s new operation center—supporting Alaska USA’s continued growth and investment in all the communities it serves.

Alaska USA has made a smart decision to move operations to Arizona. Given the availability of competitively priced land, … Read More

Preliminary Numbers for First Quarter of 2017 Indicate Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News

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

Can business owners get a better deal on commercial mortgages?

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News

Best Commercial Mortgage Rates

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

CommLoan CEO discusses digital marketplaces with AZ TV’s Catherine Anaya

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News


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

Student Housing – The next big boom and why investors are loving it

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News

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