Bendix Anderson

Articles by Bendix Anderson
Are Multifamily Rents Reaching Their Peak?  1
The next time your property management software recommends raising the rent on multifamily lease renewals, you might want to think twice.
Commercial Banks Increasingly Placing Long-Term CRE Loans  2
Commercial and savings banks have so much money to invest that a growing number are making fixed-rate loans to commercial real estate properties with longer terms.
Despite Hiccups, CMBS Volume Still on the Rise
Despite recent volatility in capital markets, conduit lenders are confident they will stay on track to originate more loans this year in any year since 2008.
International Investors Return to Secondary Markets 
Real estate watchers like JLL and Real Capital Analytics say that international investors are returning to secondary markets to buy multifamily and commercial real estate in the U.S. They are drawn by a recovering U.S. economy and stronger investment yields.
The Road Ahead for Fannie and Freddie
The likely fate of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and much of the multifamily lending business became much clearer on Tuesday, when President Obama endorsed a reform plan already underway in the U.S. Senate.
Tax Reform Could Leave Its Mark on Real Estate 
Congress went home for August recess last week leaving a lot of unresolved business on the table—budgets for transportation and housing failed to pass in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. The chaos in Congress will probably continue this fall as the U.S. approaches the next debt ceiling deadline and seems likely to start the new fiscal year on October 1 without a budget.
Basel III Targets a Few Risky Practices 
Commercial real estate groups are nervous about the uncertainty around how new regulations may alter lending practices. In addition the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and pending changes from the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the prospect of the third Basel Accord (Basel III) hangs over the industry.
Lenders Remain Active in Placing CRE Deals 
Interest rates have jumped higher–but there are still good deals to be had, according to the experts on the lending panel at the PERE Real Estate CFO Forum.
Large Private Equity Players are Cornering the Market When Raising Funds 
While a few, top performing private equity real estate funds win roughly two-thirds of the money from investors, the rest struggle to get enough interest to stay alive.
Deep Strength for Apartment Fundamentals
With a few exceptions, apartments developers shouldn’t worry too much about the building cranes looming over hot apartment markets—overall supply is in line with demand for rental housing, according to “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2013.”
CRE Price Indices Show Gradual Recovery 
A slow recovery continues to spread through commercial real estate as more property types benefit from strengthening fundamentals, according to the latest information from top commercial real estate indices.
Expiration of Federal Terrorism Insurance Backstop Threatens CRE 
Just when you thought it was safe to read a news story about Congress, legislators are risking the entire commercial estate finance system by delaying the renewal of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002.
WNC Fund Closing Illustrates Continued Demand for Affordable Housing
WNC, an investment company based in Irvine, Calif., which focuses on affordable housing, announced the closing of its WNC Institutional Tax Credit Fund X, California Series 11 L.P., a $46 million fund focused on government-subsidized affordable housing developments in California.
Big is Better for ARCP 
American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) plans to become one of the largest REITs trusts in the net lease sector.
Secondary Markets Win Multifamily Investors
Multifamily investors are finding lower prices and higher yields in secondary markets.
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