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Beth Mattson-Teig

Best and Worst Office Markets for Revenue Growth
Research firm Reis Inc. recently released data that shows markets with the biggest year-over-year changes in effective revenue per sq. ft.
Construction Loans Fall Victim to Concentration Risk Concerns
Banks are cautious about over-exposure in the wake of a prolonged apartment building boom.
Part 1: Holding Steady
Retail real estate maintains its course amid rapid-fire changes impacting the sector.
Part 2: Buyers Pull Back
Retail property sales during the first half of the year totaled $36.6 billion, which is down about 20 percent compared to the same period last year.
Part 3: Retail Fundamentals Hold
Retail occupancies and rents have stayed the course in the face of considerable headwinds.
Part 4: Healthy Access to Capital
There continues to be plenty of capital available for the acquisition, refinancing and renovation of existing retail properties.
REITs Enjoy Stronger Liquidity
The sector has improved notably this year, with year-to-date prices that are up 11.62 percent and an average total return for the sector of 14.0 percent through August.
Capital Remains Cheap Despite Looming Fed Hike
Even if the Fed raises short-term rates, the long-term rate could remain low as both domestic and foreign investors continue to pour money into 10-year Treasuries as a safe haven.
Drop in 10-year Treasury Gives Real Estate Pricing a Lift
Price appreciation got an unexpected second wind this summer. The Moody’s/RCA CPPI surged ahead 2.6 percent in June.
CMBS Originators “Test the Waters” on Risk Retention
Although the jury is still out on how regulators view the structure in relation to the new risk retention rules, the deal proved to be a hit with investors.
Are Foreign Investors Moving to the Sidelines?
During the first half of the year, cross-border transactions totaled $23.1 billion—down 47 percent compared to the $43.3 billion in closed transactions that occurred in the first half of 2015.
Developers Search for Alternative Capital Sources
Large banks have pulled back on constructing financing this year due to tighter regulatory requirements and concerns about exposure risk in some property sectors.
Choppy Waters Ahead for Maturing CMBS Loans
After slight increases in April and May, CMBS loan delinquencies took a step higher in June.
Part 1: Hanging in There
The seniors housing industry remains optimistic in its outlook for steady performance.
Part 2: Fears of Overbuilding Remain in Check
Despite the uptick in construction, the vast majority of respondents remain confident that the new construction will not lead to overbuilding.
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