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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

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

Eric Little

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 … 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

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

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News

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 Impact of CMBS Notes On Shopping Malls and Retail Centers

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News

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 malls a decade ago—are … Read More

CommLoan Adds Two Industry Veterans to Executive Leadership

CommLoan continues to strengthen its management team with the addition of Alan Schnaid as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, and Art Carll-Tangora as Chief Development Officer

As part of its fast-paced growth strategy, CommLoan has tapped two industry veterans for senior leadership positions. Long time hospitality executive, Alan Schnaid, was named Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer and commercial real … Read More

Bob Tunis Visits CommLoan, extends welcome from the City of Scottsdale

Robert (Bob) Tunis, Economic Development Manager for the City of Scottsdale, visited CommLoan recently to extend a formal welcome from the City of Scottsdale.

During his meeting with CommLoan’s leaders, CEO Mitch Ginsberg and CFO/COO Alan Schnaid,  Mr. Tunis discussed  upcoming initiatives that the City of Scottsdale is currently focused on and provided a historical perspective on the city’s development and growth.    Scottsdale continues to … Read More