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Volume 16 | Issue 28 | Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Lede


RIHA Study Examines Link Between Parking, Real Estate

The Mortgage Bankers Association's Research Institute for Housing America released a new report that examines one of the most basic trends in real estate: land use. Specifically, parking.


Top National News

How a Tiny Bank From the Ozarks Got Big and Outpaced Wall Street's Real Estate Machine

Bloomberg, July 10, 2018--Peter Robison
An Arkansas bank has become one of America's top construction lenders. Does it know something the giants don't?

Tax Reform's Underrated Commercial Real Estate Impact Amid Residential Frenzy

Daily Business Review, July 9, 2018--Jaime Sturgis
Following the approval of the federal tax reform bill, much of the discussion has centered on the legislation's disproportionately negative impact on tax-heavy states and the anticipated influx of residents from those states relocating to tax-free states like Florida.

More White Knuckles for Lenders as Flood Insurance Deadline Approaches

National Mortgage News, July 9, 2018--Hannah Long (subscription)
Congress has until July 31 to renew the program or risk a lapse in coverage, which would create a new round of headaches for lenders and real estate agents. Home sales in high-risk flood areas could stall, and policyholders would be unable to renew their insurance in the middle of hurricane season.

Rising Interest Rates Will Impact Transaction Volumes, July 10, 2018--Kelsi Maree Borland
Interest rates are anticipated to rise several more times this year, which has left the many wondering how the increases will affect investment activity.

Apartment Renters Now Expect Sustainable Design Features in Their Units

National Real Estate Investor, July 10, 2018--Bendix Anderson
Apartment renters have come to expect green building features like good indoor air quality and energy efficiency, making them more of a requirement in many markets.

Rent Just Jumped to All-Time High

HousingWire, July 9, 2018--Ben Lane
Newly released data from RentCafé and Yardi Matrix shows that nationwide rents just hit a record high in June, crossing the $1,400 threshold for the first time ever.

News and Trends

MBANow: Mark Fisher of StanCorp Mortgage on Commercial Real Estate Ecosystem

The Mortgage Bankers Association released a new MBANow video featuring Mark Fisher, Vice President and Managing Director at StanCorp Mortgage Investors, who discusses the commercial real estate finance ecosystem and MBA engagement/advocacy.

MBA 1Q Commercial/Multifamily DataBook Reports Vacancy Rates, Asking Rents Up Slightly

Commercial property vacancy rates ticked up slightly from last year's first quarter, but so did asking rents, the Mortgage Bankers Association First-Quarter 2018 Commercial/Multifamily DataBook reported.

CREF Highlights

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

MBA Names Holly Cannon VP for Human Resources

The Mortgage Bankers Association named Holly Cannon as Vice President for Human Resources. She assumed duties on July 2.

Urban Neighborhoods Matching Suburban Growth

A new Urban Land Institute study finds the population of urban neighborhoods in many metropolitan areas is growing as quickly or nearly as quickly as that of suburban neighborhoods, reflecting ongoing consumer demand--particularly among younger households-for "highly walkable" living environments convenient to jobs, transit and urban amenities.

Single-Tenant Net Lease Cap Rates Diverge

Single-tenant net lease property cap rate changes varied significantly by sector in the second quarter, new reports said.

CRE Transparency Improves Globally; U.S. ‘Most Transparent'

JLL, Chicago, said governments worldwide have been gradually forging greater transparency in real estate markets, addressing growing demands from investors and the public to deliver significant change.

Foreign Investment in U.S. Commercial Real Estate Remains Strong

Nearly one-fifth of commercial real estate realtors closed a sale with an international client in 2017, the National Association of Realtors reported.

Commercial/Multifamily Briefs

The Dodge Momentum Index, a leading indicator of construction spending, grew 0.8 percent in June to 165.5 (Year 2000=100) from May's revised 164.2 reading.

People in the News

JLL Names Tse General Counsel

JLL, Chicago, appointed Alan Tse Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective June 27. He is responsible for JLL's legal and compliance functions.

Dealmaker of the Week

Walker & Dunlop Arranges $500M for Multifamily, Health Care

Walker & Dunlop, Bethesda, Md., arranged nearly $500 million for multifamily projects in California and Nevada and a healthcare portfolio across three states.

MBA News

MBA Recognizes Premier Members

MBA is proud to recognize its Premier and Select Associate Members and to thank them for their continued support of MBA and the real estate finance industry.

MBA Recognizes Select Members

MBA recognizes its Select Associate Members and thanks them for their continued support of MBA and the real estate finance industry.

Public Comments Sought: Revised MBA Standard Property Inspection Form

The Mortgage Bankers Association released for public comment a revision to its Standard Property Inspection Form.

About MBA Newslink

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