The commercial real estate market in Albuquerque, New Mexico continues to show strength, according to CBRE. Office space occupancy declined for the third consecutive year in 2018 and Class A vacant space is the lowest in market history. Demand arises from a net increase of 10,000 jobs in the … [Read more...] about 7.5.19: Commercial Real Estate Market in Albuquerque, NM Is Strong
Sam Davis, a partner at Camden Consulting Group, recently wrote about the role of insurance companies in commercial real estate finance for the Mortgage Bankers of America. Here is what Davis has to say: Through decades of experience, including many market cycles, insurers have developed loan … [Read more...] about 5.14.18: Role of Insurance Companies in Commercial Real Estate Financing
In the past, raising outside equity for small- and mid-sized real estate operators to purchase commercial real estate was dominated by investment advisors who would pitch deals to their clients. The minimum investment amounts were fairly low, in the $25,000-$100,000 area, and investment advisors … [Read more...] about 4.28.17: Raising Real Estate Capital in the Digital Age
Slowly and steadily, life insurance companies are increasing their commercial real estate lending. Market participants expect the industry’s current expansion to run for at least two or three more years, signaling a further pickup in life company lending volume. “It’s a robust environment,” said … [Read more...] about 9.1.15: Life Insurance Companies Increase Commercial Real Estate Lending
Ladder Capital Corp announced the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) of 13,250,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $17.00 per share on Wednesday, February 5. Ladder is a major contributor of loans to CMBS issues with $2.2 billion in loan contributions to CMBS … [Read more...] about 2.5.14: Ladder Capital Goes Public – Cantor Commercial Real Estate Next?
Costar reported that the aggregate value of bank and CMBS real estate loans sold last year rebounded to levels not seen since 2008. Whole real estate loans, both commercial and residential, offered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) last year sold at 84% of their book value compared with … [Read more...] about 2.28.12: Commercial Real Estate Loan Prices Regaining Pre-Recession Values