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Volume 16 | Issue 32 | Thursday, August 09, 2018

The Lede


CRE Lending Remains Robust

Although lower loan maturity volumes lead to lower originations this year than last, the commercial mortgage market remains in good shape overall, reported CBRE, Los Angeles.


Top National News

Freddie Mac Looks to Cap Rent Increases With New Financing Program

Wall Street Journal, Aug. 7, 2018--Laura Kusisto (subscription)
The initiative acts similar to rent control-which has been gaining traction in many parts of the country-by keeping units in private hands and controlling the rate of rent increases. But it comes with less political baggage because it is voluntary.

Mall Bear Doubles Down on Bet, Even as Shopping Centers Show Some Life

Wall Street Journal, Aug. 7, 2018--Esther Fung (subscription)
A hedge-fund manager known for wagering on the demise of the weakest American malls is raising the stakes, betting some of the hardest-hit shopping centers are in a death spiral.

RealPage Continues Growth, Plans $100M Acquisition of LeaseLabs

HousingWire, Aug. 3, 2018--Ben Lane
RealPage announced late Thursday that it is planning to acquire LeaseLabs, a provider of digital marketing services and software to approximately 800,000 units in the multifamily housing industry, in a $100+ million deal.

Pick Your Poison: Here Are The Best Neighborhoods for Real Estate Investing if You Want Income or If You Want Growth

MarketWatch, Aug. 2, 2018--Andrea Riquier
It's a truism among real estate professionals that properties can strong price growth or great cash flow, but not both. In the world of houses investors buy in order to lease out, metro areas in the middle of the country will likely offer dependable rental streams but none of the runaway price appreciation seen in coastal areas like Seattle.

News and Trends

CREF Highlights: Pass-Through Deduction Regulations, New GSE Capital Requirements, NFIP Extension

Commercial and multifamily developments and activities from MBA relevant to your business and our industry.

Spotlight on a Servicing and Technology Conference Panel Hot Topic: Seven Strategies for Better Servicing--Exploring Stages in the Life of a Loan

Understanding, improving and managing processes throughout the life of a commercial mortgage loan can be helpful in dealing with day-to-day challenges as well as unexpected events.

CRE Pricing Cools in Most Sectors

Though commercial real estate pricing indexes remained largely steady in July, some sectors saw quite different results.

CMBS Supply-Demand Fundamentals Remain Stable

Commercial property market supply and demand fundamentals remained relatively stable in the first quarter, said Moody's Investors Service, New York.

Healthy Demand Lifts Multifamily Rents But Supply Growth Raises Concerns

The multifamily market remains steady, but "robust" supply growth raises concern for the near future, analysts say.

Commercial/Multifamily Briefs

Freddie Mac, McLean, Va., announced a financing initiative to incentivize multifamily property owners to keep rents at levels affordable to working families without any federal, state or municipal subsidy.

People in the News

Greystone Expands Lending Presence in Florida, Seattle

Greystone, New York, expanded its lending presence in south Florida and Seattle by adding Federico Calaf and Bryan Foxley.

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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