Commercial real estate borrowers remain confident despite greater regulatory pressures, new risk retention rules impacting capital markets.
The commercial real estate market has enjoyed a prolonged period when debt capital has been both cheap and plentiful. Exclusive research from NREI’s latest finance survey shows that confidence remains high that those good times are likely to roll a bit longer.
A majority of survey respondents expect capital sources across the board, from banks to life insurance companies, to have the same, if not more, debt capital available in 2017. Respondent views were fairly evenly split on which sources were likely to have increased capital allocations. However, life companies and institutional lenders topped the list with 30 percent and 29 percent of respondents respectively predicting that the two sources would have more money to lend in the coming year.
The NREI research report on the financing environment was conducted via an online survey distributed to NREI readers in August. The survey results are based on responses from 407 participants. Of the total survey respondents, 18 percent identified themselves as private real estate investors, 15 percent said they were in leasing and/or investment sales, 14 percent identified as building owners/managers and 12 percent identified as building owners/developers.