Public REITs are known for their deep pockets thanks to their ability to tap both traditional mortgage debt as well as public equity. REITs are expanding their capital options even further with a growing appetite for unsecured debt.
Although commercial real estate investors have been waiting for a rise in interest rates for months—even years—since the uptick finally arrived in May, buyers, sellers and financiers have all had to make adjustments.
The Roman Catholic Church has made headlines in recent years for closing parishes across the country from New York to Detroit in a major effort to restructure its archdioceses. Yet the mass closings reflect a broader shift impacting a variety of religious organizations. The downsizing stems from declining revenues, shifting demographics and high costs associated with maintaining aging facilities.
Brian Bailey, a senior financial policy analyst in the supervision and regulation division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, talked with NREI about how the Fed keeps its fingers on the pulse of the commercial real estate market.
Investment capital has been flowing to the single-family home rental market in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. But can the sector grow into an established investment class—especially as the housing market recovers and deep discounts on acquisitions disappear?
Auction companies have used the surge of distressed asset sales to gain a foothold in the commercial real estate investment sales market. The question remains as to whether or not auctions can make a bigger push into the traditional sales arena.