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Volume 16 | Issue 3 | Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Lede


'Change and Opportunity' for CRE in 2018

Commercial real estate market dynamics are "in flux" as the current investment cycle enters its latter stage, said Avison Young, Toronto.


Top National News

No Joke. It Really Is Different This Time ... Right?

Commercial Property Executive, Jan. 17, 2018--Paul Fiorilla
Today, eight years into a recovery in which commercial real estate has outperformed most every other investment class, the discussion is moving from whether the sector is overdue for a correction to how long the recovery will run and whether the industry has finally learned from past mistakes.

Three Commercial Real Estate Trends To Watch In 2018

Forbes, Jan. 17, 2018--Ely Razin
Interest rates, foreign lending and the retail and industrial sectors all merit watching in 2018, Razin says.

CMBS Issuance Was Higher Than Expected in 2017. Can the Trend Continue?

National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 11, 2017--Beth Mattson-Teig
Sourcing new loans could be a bigger challenge in the coming year as the wall of maturities continues to shrink.

Finally, a Clearer Picture on Inflation

Wall Street Journal, Jan. 12, 2018--Justin Lahart (subscription)
Janet Yellen can take a victory lap about inflation on her way out as Federal Reserve chairwoman. She has been saying the weakness in last year's inflation readings was transitory, and she was right.

Multifamily Housing Production Finds Stable Ground in 2018

National Mortgage News, Jan. 12, 2018--Elina Tarkazikis (subscription)
Though multifamily housing starts are projected to slightly moderate this year and in 2019, production levels are expected to remain in a steady range considered normal, with low supply actually contributing to this stabilization, according to a new report.

Seven Predictions for the Multifamily Sector in 2018

National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 16, 2018--Mary Diduch
Stable is the one word that encapsulates the anticipated state of the multifamily sector this year analysts say.

Situs Completes Acquisition of MountainView Financial Solutions

HousingWire, Jan. 17, 2018--Ben Lane
Situs, a provider of strategic business and technology to the real estate industry, announced Wednesday that the company completed its acquisition of MountainView Financial Solutions.

Fed Says Almost All Districts Saw Modest to Moderate Growth

Bloomberg, Jan. 17, 2018--Craig Torres
Almost all of the 12 Federal Reserve districts reported "modest to moderate gains" in economic activity at the start of 2018, a Federal Reserve survey showed.

News and Trends

CREF Highlights

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

CRE Prices Slow at Year-End

Commercial real estate prices ended 2017 on a down note, reported Ten-X, Irvine, Calif.

CMBS Delinquency Rate Finishes 2017 Lower

The commercial mortgage-backed securities delinquency rate continues to decline--largely due to strong new issuance, continued resolution activity and the slowing pace of new delinquencies--reported Fitch Ratings, New York.

ATTOM: Buying a Home More Affordable than Renting in Majority of Markets

ATTOM Data Solutions, Irvine, Calif., says buying a home is ultimately more affordable than renting in a majority of U.S. housing markets--but not by much.

Apartment Rent Gains Slow

Multifamily rents held steady in December, up 2.5 percent for the year, reported Yardi Matrix, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Commercial/Multifamily Briefs

Freddie Mac, McLean, Va., financed $73.2 billion in loan purchase and guarantee volume last year to remain the largest multifamily financier for the third consecutive year.

People in the News

McAndrews Joins Aegon Asset Management

Philip McAndrews joined Aegon USA Realty Advisors LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as Head of Real Estate Equity on January 2.

Dealmaker of the Week

Dealmaker: Grandbridge Arranges $93M

Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, Charlotte, N.C., closed a $42.4 million first mortgage loan secured by Atlanta multi-tenant office building Live Oak Square.

MBA News

Nominations for MBA Insights 2018 Tech All-Star Awards Deadline Jan. 19

The Mortgage Bankers Association and MBA Insights are accepting nominations for the MBA Insights 2018 Tech All-Star Awards. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 19.  

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 Launches Commercial Insurance Webinar Series

MBA Education in collaboration with Insurance Advisors LLC and Fortress Risk Consultants LLC is offering 13 webinars over the next two years that will cover commercial insurance types, commercial insurance industry processes and commercial insurance compliance.

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 National Advocacy Conference Apr. 24-25

The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual National Advocacy Conference takes place Apr. 24-25 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

MBA Commercial/Multifamily Servicing/Technology Conference in Miami May 20-23

The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual Commercial/Multifamily Servicing and Technology Conference takes place May 20-23 at the Intercontinental Miami.

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