The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and other industry trade groups asked the U.S. House Financial Services Committee to approve a bill that would amend the Securities Exchange Act to modify requirements for qualified commercial real estate. The rules, as written, are expected to negatively … [Read more...] about 2.25.16: MBA, Trade Groups Urge Changes to CRE Risk Retention Rule
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Michael D. Sneden, Executive Vice President at ValueXpress, will participate on a panel of commercial real estate lenders at the 33rd Annual Regional Conference of MBAs to be held March 13-17, 2016 at Harrah’s Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J. On Tuesday, March 15th Mike will participate on … [Read more...] about 2.19.16: Michael D. Sneden to Speak at N.J. Regional Conference of MBAs
The benchmark long-term super-senior AAA-rated bonds in an $875-million CMBS conduit offering led by Wells Fargo priced at 165 basis points (bp) over swaps, matching the level achieved in the previous multi-borrower CMBS issue from Bank of America and Morgan Stanley that priced on February 12. In … [Read more...] about 2.17.16: CMBS Prices Stabilize
In 2013, Hilton Garden Inn partnered with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, a leader in specialty coffee and single-serve beverages with its innovative Keurig brewing technology, to upgrade its in-room coffee and beverage offering. At that time, the hotel industry was preparing for a major change in … [Read more...] about 2.10.16: A Keurig in Every Hotel Room?
What a difference a year can make. At the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Finance Convention (CREF), participants cheered as the CMBS conduit loan machine cranked at full tilt. Panelists suggested volume of $125 billion in CMBS originations could be easily achieved. Well, fast forward to the 2016 CREF … [Read more...] about 2.5.16: Report from the 2016 MBA CREF Convention
In April 2015, InterContinental Hotels Group formalized Formula Blue, its latest Holiday Inn Express brand design prototype. With a design that puts sleep quality, simplicity, and ease of maintenance at the center of its concept, compliance with Formula Blue is mandatory for all future … [Read more...] about 2.2.16: What Is the Opportunity in “Formula Blue?”