Upendra Mishra

Articles by Upendra Mishra
WESTFIELD'S SHOPPING SPREE
AFTER GOBBLING UP NEARLY TWO DOZEN shopping centers in less than a year, Westfield America, a subsidiary of Westfield America Trust, shows no signs of
INTERMEDIARIES: GROWTH SPURT CONTINUES FOR GMAC
AFTER ORIGINATING $19.3 BILLION in real estate loans in 2001 and claiming the No. 2 spot on NREI's Top Financial Intermediaries survey, GMAC Commercial
DIRECT LENDERS: BIGGER WACHOVIA SEEKS BIGGER SHARE
THE SEPTEMBER 2001 MERGER OF WACHOVIA and First Union has not only created a banking giant Wachovia Corp. with 20 million customers and $322 billion in
IRS to modify compliance monitoring standards
Despite momentum for low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and bond-cap increases on Capital Hill, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seems to be tightening
Rep. Archer is inaugural recipient of NAREIT award
Everyone knows the influence U.S. Rep. Bill Archer (R-TX) has on Capitol Hill, especially when it comes to issues related to the real estate industry.
New Congress, same agenda but more uncertainty
With the U.S. economy the healthiest it's been in nearly five decades and real estate markets booming across the country, what lies ahead in the 106th
Major national policy issues at a glance
Here is a quick snap-shot of some major national policy issues and real estate industry's goals:Capital Gains: The goal is to continue lobbying for further
Higher appraisals and taxes may be in store this year
Meteoric growth in the institutional ownership of commercial real estate, dramatic swings in real estate values and shorter and frequent real estate cycles
Affordable housing consolidation continues
Can the affordable housing industry sustain a further decline in yields to its Low-Income Housing Tax Credit investors? The answer is obviously, no. So
Conduits dominate growing CMBS market
If you're mesmerized by the blockbuster growth in the commercial mortgage-backed securities market and want to jump into the conduit bandwagon - the fastest
CMBS outlook seems better than ever
After growing at a record-setting pace for the last six years, the commercial mortgage-backed securities market hit a record again in 1997 and is well
Is affordable housing next in line for M&A mania?
As yields decline, some corporations are pulling back, combining tax-exempt bond financing with taxable bonds. Meanwhile, D.C. displays cautious optimism.With
CMBS outlook seems better than ever
Record upon record continue to spread through the CMBS and conduit markets. And it just keeps trucking along.After growing at a record-setting pace for
Long overdue increase in tax credits on horizon
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit program has Congress looking at a much needed increase.The nation's most popular and highly successful affordable housing
Boston
With a robust economy, beantown's commercial real estate veterans are enjoying good times once again.Boston's commercial real estate market -- from office
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