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Borrowers Are Taught Refinancing Tricks
How flexible are lending institutions when borrowers want to rework their loans? The answer depends on a few key factors, most notably the type of lender
Regency Realty Acquires New Status in Real Estate
What a difference two years can make. For Regency Realty Corp., the 24-month window that defined the company's impact on the retail real estate industry
Seminar series explains credit lease pros & cons
For the first time, a major commercial real estate lender, Capital Lease Funding (CLF), based in New York, took its message promoting securitized credit
Dollars in Hot Pursuit of Refinancing Deals
Although interest rates have been rising recently, they continue to hover at some of the lowest levels in 30 years. The real estate economy remains healthy.
Building Costs on the Rise as Labor Shortages Mount
Myriad changes are taking place within the retail contracting industry. Firms are struggling to handle the pressures placed on them by the combination
Doing Deals Globally May Lead to Culture Shock
The saying goes, "money talks in any language." However, for American firms trying to expand into foreign markets, the local cultures and business practices
Winds of Fortune Lift CBL to Lofty Retail Heights
In the 1950s, a Chattanooga, Tenn., firm founded by Moses Lebovitz was developing drive-ins and movie theaters in and around the city. But in a story
As CAM charges associated with operating a retail store in a mall or shopping center continue to rise, retailers are looking for every available means
World Markets Take Industry To School
Retail real estate entered 1998 on a roll. Capital was plentiful and cheap, property values and investment returns were high, and rising corporate growth
Retails Seeking To Bridge Retail Court
Improved demographics in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi have piqued the interest of national retail chains in search of strong markets. The sunbelt
Face-to-face with who's who in title insurance
Although automation is simplifying the business of title insurance, the relationships - face-to-face contact between the underwriter and the client -
Passing Cold Front For Developers, Retailers
Waccamaw Pottery, a 44-store home decor chain based in Myrtle Beach, S.C., planned to open six new stores in 1999. But that was before the current capital
Industrial construction feeds demand's hunger The industrial market is rarely anything but healthy, and the thriving economy of the last few years has
Southstill on theRiseSouth Still on the Rise
The southeastern United States has maintained its status as a region with a strong and growing economy, having once again surpassed the national average
Title underwriters and local agents build unique bond
While on the surface the title insurance industry is dominated by a handful of national underwriters, a large portion of the volume done by these national
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