James B. Frantz

Articles by James B. Frantz
Trading on its stock
Sales and leasing activity booms in the city's existing inventory, but no new spec projects are on the horizon.If there is any downside to the New York
CMBS market goes south
A lack of properties in need of refinancing combined with rising interest rates are two major factors creating a competitive commercial real estate lending
Mixed-use development under way at Coliseum site
NEW YORK - After 15 years of stops and starts, a monumental mixed-use complex is finally under development at the Coliseum site on Broadway at Columbus
E-COMMERCE ALTERS RETAIL LANDSCAPE
NEW YORK - As e-tailing continues to broaden and mature, many retailers as well as retail real estate owners and managers increasingly will be challenged,
Title industry goes tech
Compared to other industries, the title insurance field has been slow to embrace technology. Although all of the nation's leading title insurers have
CDC Mortgage Capital: Wall Street's new kid
Resurfacing from last year's capital markets fallout, several former executives from Nomura Securities' defunct Capital Co. of America are now in place
A piece of the Rock
In less than 10 sometimes tumultuous years, New York-based Rockwood Realty Associates Inc., has grown from a small advisory services firm into a large
Q&A
Private equity funds have reemerged as a return-driven vehicle that institutional investors are often choosing as a means to increase their commercial
Olympus eyes properties, firms for turnarounds
A partnership of developer/operators with hands-on real estate experience backed by the strength of an international private investment firm is the synergistic
Blackstone places strategy on risk/reward investing
Private equity funds have reemerged as a return-driven vehicle that institutional investors are often choosing as a means to increase their commercial
Borrowers win big in today's lending frenzy
Although the free flow of capital into the markets shows no signs of slowing, today's tributaries are fewer and more diverse than in the past. For now,
New York
The Big Apple is experiencing an exciting real estate market with investors once again. Except perhaps for the tenant who cannot find the right space,
Corporate real estate execs head back to school
To compete in today's real estate game, corporate real estate executives are arming themselves with the educational tools they need to succeed. Reality
Hoteliers check into money markets.
As the lodging industry experiences what promises to be a second straight year of record profits, hotels continue to find an abundance of both debt and
Money markets: flood of liquidity surges in.
With life companies lending again and conduits also on board, the money market wave is continuing to gain strength but, this time, at a more sensible
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