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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

Enjoying the Limelight, Mitch Ginsberg Talks About Changes in Consumer Behavior

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News

CommLoan Conversation on Money Radio

The media spotlight was shining bright on CommLoan in recent days. Mitch Ginsberg, CEO, spoke on a panel for business leadership and innovation at the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, was featured in the “Trendsetters” section of AZ RE Magazine, interviewed with Fox … 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

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

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

Talks of Change in Regulations in Appraisals May Impact Lending

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News

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


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