It's been an active year for commercial real estate finance and investment. Some of the big themes included the continued reemergence of the CMBS sector, increased activity on the part of private equity investors and growing interest in alternative property types within the commercial real estate field.
Freddie Mac has just entered new territory. The government-sponsored enterprise recently wrapped up its first multi-family bulk loan disposition, selling 27 performing mortgage loans with a total unpaid principal balance of $195 million....More
While Neiman Marcus is largely viewed as a well-performing chain in one of the stronger sectors of retailing, its limited growth potential might make it difficult for the buyers to make a profit on their investment, some consultants say....More
Bill Ackman's intentions were good—that much members of the retail community agree on. But it doesn’t sound like anyone in the industry is going to shed tears over the supposed end to Ackman’s retail career....More