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La Quinta's Rajiv Trivedi Grows Hotel Franchise From Within
Despite the economy's near devastating impact on the lodging sector, Rajiv Trivedi opened 81 new La Quinta Inns and Suites last year. In addition, the
Medical Office Check-Up
Investors aren't waiting for the outcome of the healthcare debate before they inject their capital into the medical real estate sector. After a year of
Top 15 CMBS Loans with Greatest Decline in Appraisal Value Since Securitization
Since peaking in early 2007, commercial real estate values have seen a steady decline.
Bad CRE Debt Threatens U.S. Economy, Congressional Panel Concludes
Unless there is a strong and immediate improvement in the U.S. economy, it is likely to receive yet another sucker punch from the $1.4 trillion in commercial real estate loans coming due over the next three years.
Atlanta Is The Poster Child For What Ails U.S. Office Market
The capital city of the South is notorious for its commercial real estate booms and busts. During the recent financial unpleasantness, Atlanta’s price per square foot for office space has fallen by 50% since the peak of the cycle in 2007.
The Carlton Group to Auction $564 Million in Distressed Loans, Assets
As the number of distressed loans continues to mount, so do the opportunities to buy debt at a discount. Over the past week, the real estate investment banking firm Carlton Group received two major auction assignments totaling $564 million.
Retail REIT Regency Forges Ahead with Sustainability in Tough Economy
Consumers reined in spending and retail vacancies skyrocketed to 11.6% in the fourth quarter of last year, according to New York-based research firm Reis.
Investors Beware of Declining Debt Service Coverage Ratios
The Mandarin Oriental is a 248-room, non-flagged, full-service luxury hotel in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle. A component of the AOL Time Warner Center, the hotel boasts two ballrooms and a 17,000 sq. ft. spa, among other amenities.
Underwater CRE Loan Maturities High and Still Rising
More than 36% of the $270 billion in commercial real estate loans maturing in 2010 are under water, meaning the mortgage balance is greater than the value of underlying property, according to data from Oakland, Calif.-based research firm Foresight Analytics. And the worst is yet to come.
Colliers International Restructures to Become More Nimble
The newly announced merger of Colliers International and FirstService Real Estate Advisors will spawn a blockbuster full-service brokerage along the lines of industry behemoths CB Richard Ellis and Jones Lang LaSalle.
Ailing CMBS Loans Enter Rehab
No one expected it. Delinquent commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), which amounted to less than $20 billion in October of 2008, mushroomed to
2010 Promises More Deleveraging for REITs, Great Buying Opportunities
On the surface, it’s a bad combination: $1.4 trillion in commercial real estate debt maturing through 2010, limited capital and 7 million job losses since the start of the recession. Despite the sour-tasting mixture, signs of liquidity returning to the market as well as stellar buying opportunities may make next year a bit more palatable for investors.
Banks to Spend 2010 Coping with Commercial Mortgage Maturities
As billions of dollars in commercial debt comes due over the next two years, with many loans originated from 2005 to 2008 underwater, the need for capital will skyrocket.
Growth in India and China Hastens SoCal Industrial Market Recovery
Although Southern California’s office market will continue to suffer next year, the industrial market is poised to emerge from the recession because strong growth in India and China is fueling demand for U.S. goods. That’s according to the 2010 Casden Industrial and Office Market Forecast by the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate.
Overwhelmed Special Servicers Ramp Up Distressed Sales
After months of waiting, opportunity investors are finally getting a break.
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