Joe Caton

Joe
Caton
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Extend and Pretend is Quietly Ending As Foreclosure Activity Picks Up
Many investors have criticized the reluctance of lenders to foreclose on defaulted loans, calling it one of the major reasons the real estate decline has proven to be as prolonged and unpredictable as it has.
Excess Capital Spurs Buyers Into Purchases for Fear of Missing Deals
While commercial real estate fundamentals are clearly in the early stages of a long healing process, the large amount of debt and equity that’s already being deployed in the industry following the Great Recession is raising eyebrows.
Commentary: Investors See Feast or Famine as Capital Markets Stir Optimism
Enter a real estate investment conference room today, where virtually every participant is now a reinvented asset management specialist, and a predictable conversation emerges.
Commentary: CMBS Excitement Bubbling Up
To be sure, two distinct camps exist when it comes to predicting the course of the commercial real estate market. On one side, buyers who have not yet
Macroeconomic Concerns Eclipse Real Estate Deals
Unfortunately, what should have been significant and encouraging news on the commercial real estate recovery front last month was hardly noticed on the newswires.
Macroeconomic Distractions
Unfortunately, what should have been significant and encouraging news on the commercial real estate recovery front last month was hardly noticed on the
New Liquidity Spurs Asset Sales
Banks begin to sell assets in earnest with an eye on CMBS comeback.
New Liquidity Spurs Asset Sales
Between Wells Fargo and special servicer LNR Property Corp., the two entities are unloading some $1 billion of distressed U.S. commercial real estate
Fear Gives Way to Greed
Not only have signs of life returned to commercial real estate finance, but there are also signs that the capital markets are on the mend. As 2010 began,
Fear Gives Way to Greed
Not only have signs of life returned to commercial real estate finance, but there are also signs that the capital markets are on the mend.
End Of TALF Signals Stability
Three components for a sustained commercial real estate recovery went into motion in recent weeks, giving rise to optimism. More debt financing, further
Equity Buyers Lose Out to Unsecured Creditors in Disguise
The highly anticipated barrage of commercial real estate notes at steep discounts turned out to be just a trickle for much of 2009.
Lending Trumps Buying
The highly anticipated barrage of commercial real estate notes at steep discounts turned out to be just a trickle for much of 2009. Aside from the recent

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