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Volume 16 | Issue 33 | Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Lede


C&W Reports 'Modestly Rising' 2Q CRE Transaction Volume

Commercial real estate transaction activity totaled $105.5 billion in the second quarter, flat from early 2018 and up 1 percent year-over-year, reported Cushman & Wakefield, New York.


Top National News

'There Isn't Enough of Anyone' Recruiters Say of Hiring for CRE Positions

National Real Estate Investor, Aug. 9, 2018--Mary Diduch
As the unemployment rate remains extremely low, commercial real estate companies are eager to add experienced employees--if only they can find them.

Developers Bet Mixed-Use Sports Venues Will Create Double-Play Potential

Commercial Observer, Aug. 14, 2018--Mack Burke
Questions concerning how much economic growth a stadium could bring to a city or an area has always been a thorny topic. If you build it, will they come?

How the Next FHFA Chief Can Reform Fannie, Freddie Without Congress' Help

National Mortgage News, Aug. 14, 2018--Hannah Long (subscription)
With Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt's term due to end in January, his successor - either a Senate-confirmed appointee or an interim chief - has substantial authority to set part of the path forward on GSE reform, including how far Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac expand their mission and the status of a common securitization platform shared by the two mortgage giants.

Class-A Rent is Still Growing in a Handful of U.S. Markets

HousingWire, Aug. 13, 2018--Jeremiah Jensen
Despite nationally slowing rent growth in Class-A multifamily product, some markets are defying the odds and posting significant Class-A rent growth.

Mega-Deals Give Cross-Border Investment Volume a Boost in First Half of 2018

National Real Estate Investor, Aug. 15, 2018--Beth Mattson-Teig
Foreign capital continues to pour into U.S. real estate. Transactions led by cross-border buyers jumped 27 percent during the first half of the year compared to overall investment sales that rose just 2 percent during that period, Real Capital Analytics reported.

News and Trends

Small-Cap 'Crosswinds' Emerge

Demand for small-cap commercial real estate stayed in positive territory but continued to erode during the second quarter, reported Boxwood Means, Stamford, Conn.

Office Supply-and-Demand Dynamics Change

Changing supply-and-demand dynamics will take center stage in the office market in late 2018 and into 2019, said JLL, Chicago.

No 'Looming Threats' to Multifamily Performance

The multifamily market's current strong performance should continue throughout 2018 and well into 2019, said Freddie Mac Multifamily, McLean, Va.

CRE Executives Report 'Balanced and Stable' Conditions, Concern for Future

Commercial real estate executives see "balanced and stable" market conditions despite growing concerns the market could be nearing the end of its current cycle, the Real Estate Roundtable reported.

Commercial/Multifamily Briefs

Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C., approved Hunt Real Estate Capital, New York, as a Fannie Mae Seniors Housing Lender.

People in the News

Hill Joins JLL as Executive Vice President

JLL Capital Markets announced Justin Hill joined the firm as Executive Vice President in its healthcare practice. He will provide healthcare real estate advisory and transaction services for investor and healthcare provider clients' acquisition, disposition and financing needs.

Dealmaker of the Week

Walker & Dunlop Secure $174M

Walker & Dunlop, Bethesda, Md., structured $120 million in financing for the Graham Portfolio of 29 retail, office, industrial, flex, multifamily and land lease assets properties in Miami Lakes, Fla.

MBA News

MBA Commercial/Multifamily Marketing Officer Roundtable in Washington Oct 3-4

MBA business peer roundtables bring together professionals from commercial and multifamily real estate finance firms.

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