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Volume 16 | Issue 4 | Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Lede


New MBA White Paper Outlines Regulatory Compliance for Commercial Mortgage Loans

The Mortgage Bankers Association released a white paper, Understanding the Regulatory Compliance Framework for Commercial and Business-Purpose Mortgage Loans.


Top National News

New Tax Laws Likely to Increase High Net Worth Investment in Real Estate

National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 24, 2018--John Egan
For high-net-worth investors in commercial real estate, the federal tax overhaul is practically a financial home run.

CRE Is Well Positioned for 2018

National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 19, 2018--J. Benjamin McGrew
Incredibly, the current economic upcycle is now pivoting into its eighth year. And though there have been a few negatives in the past year, the overall outlook, especially for commercial real estate points to 2018 as a net positive.

Toys R Us to Close 180 Stores Across the U.S.

CNBC, Jan. 24, 2018--Lauren Thomas
Toys R Us is planning to shutter roughly 180 stores across the country, or about one-fifth of its U.S. store fleet, in a bid to restructure the company and emerge from bankruptcy protection.

Companies With Diverse Executive Teams Posted Bigger Profit Margins, Study Shows

Wall Street Journal, Jan. 18, 2018--Vanessa Fuhrmans (subscription)
The McKinsey & Co. analysis, which examined financial data of more than 1,000 companies, found that companies with diverse executive teams posted bigger profit margins than their rivals.

Multifamily Borrowers Have a Wide Field of Options for Mezzanine Debt

National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 23, 2018--Bendix Anderson
Multifamily investors have lots of options to choose from if they want to take out a mezzanine loan in addition to the primary mortgage on their property.

Amazon's Cashierless 'Go' Convenience Store Set to Open

Wall Street Journal, Jan. 22, 2018--Laura Stevens
A new Amazon Go store, located in the base of Amazon's main headquarters in Seattle, uses computer vision and machine-learning algorithms to track shoppers and charge them for what they select, thereby eliminating checkout counters.

News and Trends

MBA 2017 Annual Report Video

In this MBA video, the Mortgage Bankers Association presents its 2017 annual report.

Brokers, Mortgage Bankers Anticipate CRE 'Momentum'

The commercial real estate sector's current momentum should continue at least through 2018, said Berkadia, New York.

Hotel Investors Show Confidence in Lodging Market

Hotel investors are more confident about the lodging sector now than they were in late 2016, reported JLL, Chicago.

Life Sciences Markets Poised For 'Outsized' Growth

Major medical research and development markets such as Boston and California's Bay Area are poised for "outsized" gains as the life sciences industry grows, said CBRE, Los Angeles.

Commercial/Multifamily Briefs

Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C., launched Enhanced Resident Services, a product aimed at encouraging multifamily borrowers to provide resident services that improve the health and wellbeing of renters in affordable housing.

People in the News

M&T Realty Capital Appoints Muth Managing Director

M&T Realty Capital Corp., Baltimore, appointed Steven Muth Managing Director based in Albany, N.Y. He will originate Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA/HUD loans for multifamily and healthcare properties nationwide.

Dealmaker of the Week

NorthMarq Capital Arranges $99M

NorthMarq Capital, Minneapolis, secured $98.5 million for multifamily and mixed-use assets in Washington, Nevada and Florida.

MBA News

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.

Save on Risk Management Consultations, Employee Screening Packages through MBA Member Advantage Program

Your MBA membership entitles you to discounts on services such as office supplies, car rental, shipping, employee benefit services and more though our affinity program, MBA Member Advantage.

About MBA Newslink

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