A decade of "unprecedented" growth in the rental housing sector may be approaching an end, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies reported.
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Tax Bill a Boom to Commercial Real Estate Owners
Wall Street Journal, Dec. 17, 2017--Keiko Morris (subbscription)
Grocery-Anchored Shopping Centers Begin to Experience Retail Headwinds
National Real Estate Investor, Dec. 15, 2017--Mary Diduch
Fannie-Freddie Talks Focus on Finding Rivals for Mortgage Giants
Bloomberg, Dec. 15, 2017--Joe Light
Bankrupt Toys ‘R' Us Weighs Closing at Least 100 Stores
Bloomberg, Dec. 18, 2017--Lauren Coleman-Lochner, Matthew Townsend
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Publish 'Duty to Serve' Plans
The Federal Housing Finance Agency yesterday published Duty to Serve program market plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for the next two years.
Agility Important For Commercial Real Estate Investors, Occupiers In 2018
CBRE, Los Angeles, says the best strategy for commercial real estate investors and occupiers in 2018 comes down to one word: "agility."
Mortgage Rates, Net Operating Income Drive Apartment Market Increases
Multifamily investing conditions grew "modestly stronger" in the third quarter, reported Freddie Mac, McLean, Va.
CBRE: Hotel Sector Performance Appears 'Sustainable' Through 2019
The U.S. lodging industry could see continued record occupancy through 2019, predicted CBRE Hotels, Atlanta.
Fed Rate Hike Cites Strong Labor Conditions, Inflation
Following its policy meeting yesterday, the Federal Open Market Committee announced it raised the federal funds rate a quarter-point to 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 percent. In its statement, the FOMC noted the labor department "continued to strengthen" and economic activity "has been rising at a solid rate."
CMBS 2.0 Special Servicing, Defaults Volume Remains Low
Special servicing volume and loan defaults remain low for commercial mortgage-backed securities loans disbursed after 2010.
Golub Named Square Mile Capital COO
Square Mile Capital Management, New York, appointed Laurie Golub Chief Operating Officer effective January 8.
NorthMarq Capital Secures $68M for Multifamily Assets
NorthMarq Capital, Minneapolis, secured $67.5 million for multifamily communities in Dublin, Calif. and Lakeland, Fla.
CREF18 in San Diego Feb. 11-14
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2018 returns to San Diego Feb. 11-14.
MBA Education Multifamily Property Inspection Workshop in Atlanta, Mar. 21-22
MBA Education presents its popular Multifamily Property Inspection Workshop in Atlanta March 21 and 22, 2018.
MBA Education Webinar: Excel for Commercial Real Estate Professionals, Jan. 17
The MBA Education Excel for Commercial Real Estate Finance Professionals webinar will explore how to create a useful and powerful spreadsheet when analyzing commercial real estate.
MBA C/MF Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Awards: Application Deadline Jan. 10
The Mortgage Bankers Association is accepting applications until Jan. 10 for the second annual Commercial/Multifamily Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Awards.