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April Jobs Report Is Good Sign for Commercial Real Estate, Says Bach
Better-than-expected hiring by U.S. private employers in April could blunt some of the negative sentiment that had been building, a good sign for the commercial real estate markets, says Bob Bach, chief economist for Grubb & Ellis.
Emerging Niches in Non-Traded REITs Attuned to Demographics
Michael Schwartz is keenly aware of the negative stereotype surrounding self-storage facilities. Many people have a preconceived notion that it is a dirty,
Wells Fargo: Still Number One
Commercial real estate lenders and financial intermediaries are feeling increasingly confident about the state of their business these days, and for good
Why Is Atlanta’s CMBS Multifamily Delinquency Rate So High?
The Atlanta apartment market is plagued by a CMBS multifamily delinquency rate of 28.43%, the highest among the nation’s top 25 metropolitan statistical areas
Equity Residential Acquires Luxury Apartment Building in Los Angeles for $100 Million
In one of the largest multifamily deals in the history of downtown Los Angeles, Equity Residential, a Chicago-based multifamily real estate investment trust (REIT), has acquired the 322-unit Pegasus, a luxury apartment building, for $100 million, or approximately $310,000 per unit.
Southeast Is Sweet Spot for Owner of Grocery-Anchored Centers
Joe Dykstra works in what he calls the “scalpel business.” As executive vice president of Westwood Financial Corp., Dykstra scours the retail landscape in major metros for mature, grocery-anchored shopping centers to acquire and add value.
Rate of Bank Failures Slows, But Is It a Trend or a Blip?
There were 26 bank failures during the first quarter of 2011, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), the lowest count since the second quarter of 2009.
Hunter Hotel Investment Conference Sound Bites: ‘Every Lender is Not Made Equal’
It would be an overstatement to say that the U.S. lodging industry is on a roll given the uneven pace of recovery across product segments and individual markets, but the sector has climbed out of a big hole.
The Economy Is Back, And So Are Hotel PIPs
That three-letter acronym many hotel owners loathe to hear, PIP, or property improvement plan, has come out of hibernation.
Baceline Investments Carves Out Its Own Distress Niche in Secondary Markets
The nation’s heartland provides an abundance of distressed buying opportunities. Just ask the principal of Baceline Investments LLC...
Merrill Gardens' Bill Pettit Champions Seniors Housing Partnership Model
Bill Pettit, president and COO of seniors housing owner and operator Merrill Gardens, has proven to be prophetic. In January, he said the Seattle company's
Why This Recovery Is So Hard to Gauge
After having been beaten upside down over the last three years, the commercial real estate industry is getting up off the mat. Signs of stabilization are occurring across most property types as demand drives absorption. The real laggard is the office ...
Despite Setbacks, CMBS Office Loans in Chicago Market Prove Resilient
Although the Chicago office market is beset by high vacancy rates and flat or declining rents, prudent loan underwriting and a dearth of new construction have helped soften the blow.
From Jobs to Loan Workouts to Egypt, MBA Panel Discusses Timely Issues
SAN DIEGO — “It’s all in the jobs,” veteran mortgage banker Jack Cohen said unhesitatingly when asked to identify the biggest issue facing the commercial real estate industry and the U.S. economy.
Seniors Housing Occupancies, Rents Stay Flat Despite Modest Absorption
If consumer demand holds the key to a rebound in seniors housing, then owners and operators will be encouraged by the latest quarterly findings on the overall health of the industry.
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