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Podcast: Shrinking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
Government-backed enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac currently hold 50% of the multifamily market, a significant drop from the 80% share they owned at the height of the liquidity market.
A Screaming Buy
If you are struggling to decide whether to keep historic low interest-rate short-term money versus locking into extremely attractive long term rates, you most likely are worried about onerous prepayment penalties.
Higher Rates to Crimp Borrowing
It was the calm before the storm in June literally and figuratively as the commercial real estate market prepared for an onslaught of securitizations,
CMBS Deals Ramp Up
After a white-hot pace of issuance in March, new offerings of commercial mortgage-backed securities have practically disappeared, according to the Barron's/John
Is the CMBS Party Over?
The dollar volume of mortgages on commercial real estate hit the public marketplace at a record level in March, according to the Barron's/John B. Levy
Big Supply, Tight Spreads
A wave of commercial mortgage-backed securities hit the market in early March, following a dearth of issuance in January and February. Despite the volume,
A Shot Across The Bow
Investors in loans on commercial real estate insurance companies, pension funds and Wall Street firms continued competing for business in January, squeezing
A Broken Record for CMBS Market
Trees may not grow to the sky, but it sure looked that way in commercial real estate last year. According to the Barron's/John B. Levy & Co. National
Wider Spreads Yield Opportunity
We've all experienced that uncomfortable feeling of pushing away from the Thanksgiving table after eating one too many slices of Aunt Betty's blueberry
End To Frothy Underwriting In Sight spects
Take a gigantic issuance pipeline for commercial mortgage-backed securities, sprinkle in moderately higher U.S. Treasury rates and two headline-grabbing
New Orleans' Hotel Sector Faces Grim Prospects
As investors in commercial mortgage-backed securities braced for a significant impact on some real estate holdings as a result of Hurricane Katrina, the
CMBS Issuance Hovers in the Stratosphere
Just when you thought the commercial real estate market should be taking a well-deserved summer breather, volume has exploded again. Total offerings of
CMBS Volume Hits Record High
Perhaps it's time to sing a chorus of Happy Days are Here Again. Make that another chorus because the market for commercial real estate has been singing
CMBS Deal Pipeline Bursting at the Seams
We're not sure that the commercial real estate industry is experiencing bubble-like conditions, but then again describing loan activtiy as merely frothy
Buyers Get Leverage Jitters
OK, so maybe trees or their real estate equivalent, leverage don't grow to the sky. But for a while there, it sure looked to the commercial real estate
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