The COVID-19 pandemic has affected hotels more than other asset classes eligible for CMBS conduit loans. In January 2021, the U.S. hotel industry reported all-time lows in occupancy and revenue per available room (RevPAR), according to yearend 2020 data from STR. In addition, year-over-year declines … [Read more...] about 3.2.21: CMBS Conduit Loan Market Prepares to Close More Hotel Loans
CMBS conduit loans are underwritten based on the income generated from tenant leases less property operating expenses, usually the most recent 12 months’ actual expenses incurred. The calculation to determine expenses can become difficult for newly built and occupied properties. Why? There is no … [Read more...] about 4.10.19: When Can a CMBS Conduit Loan Close on a New Property?
Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $573.9 billion of loans in 2018, according to MBA's 2018 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume Summation. Solid fundamentals, growing property values, low interest rates and strong appetites from both … [Read more...] about 4.4.19: Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Close a Record $573.9 Billion of Loans in 2018!
Toys “R” Us filed a motion today in bankruptcy court to liquidate inventory and close all its stores. The retailer had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2017, resulting from vendors demanding cash payments in advance of merchandise shipments. At the time of the filing, the company … [Read more...] about 3.15.18: Toys “R” Us to Close Stores and Liquidate
After years of advocating on Capitol Hill by commercial real estate industry leaders, the SBA 504 Loan Refinancing Program was permanently reinstated on December 18, 2015, more than three years after it expired in 2012. Also known as the Commercial Real Estate and Economic Development (CREED) Act, … [Read more...] about 4.5.16: SBA Close to Restarting 504 Loan Refinance Program