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Volume 17 | Issue 14 | Thursday, April 04, 2019

The Lede


MBA 4Q Commercial/Multifamily DataBook Reports Vacancy Rates, Asking Rents Up Slightly

Commercial property vacancy rates generally ticked up during 2018, but so did asking rents, the Mortgage Bankers Association Fourth Quarter Commercial/Multifamily DataBook reported.


Top National News

Which Companies Dominated Multifamily and Commercial Real Estate Financing in 2018?

HousingWire, Mar. 29, 2019--Ben Lane
Newly released data from the Mortgage Bankers Association shows which lenders and originators truly dominated the commercial real estate financing space in 2018.

'The Changing Of The Guard': Atlanta C-Suites Are Getting Younger, Fast

Bisnow, Mar. 28, 2019--Jarred Schenke
Younger executives are taking top roles at commercial real estate companies. And as C-suites grow younger, so too does the way business is conducted.

Climate Change Matters for Real Estate--Just Not the Way You Might Think

Barrons, Mar. 27, 2019--Alexandra Scaggs (free content)
Analysts have spent years warning that the costs of climate change will pile up for real estate investors, as rising sea levels could cause severe weather and flood damage.

Dealmaker of the Week

Newmark Realty Capital Secures $47M for Multifamily

Newmark Realty Capital, San Francisco, arranged $47.1 million for multifamily properties in Seattle and Las Vegas.

News and Trends

Industrial, Logistics Prime Yields Near Record Lows

Rapid e-commerce growth and modernizing logistics assets are attracting abundant capital to industrial real estate, which is pushing investment yields close to record lows, reported CBRE, Los Angeles.

Fitch: Small Banks Increase CRE Lending

Small banks are gaining market share in commercial real estate lending. This could be worrisome given loss histories, especially construction lending losses, said Fitch Ratings, New York.

CMBS Defeasance Volume Rebounds

Commercial mortgage-backed securities defeasance volume rebounded last year after a two-year decline, reported Moody's Investors Service, New York.

Property Price Growth Picks Up After Slow January

Growth in U.S. commercial property prices increased to 0.6 percent in February from 0.3 percent in January, reported Real Capital Analytics, New York.

Commercial/Multifamily Briefs

NorthMarq, Minneapolis, acquired Austin, Texas-based commercial mortgage banking firm Texas Realty Capital.

People in the News

CBRE Hires Two to Lead New Third-Party Loan Underwriting Platform

CBRE Loan Services, Los Angeles, hired Albert Picallo and Masato Inagaki to lead its newly formed third-party commercial loan underwriting and advisory platform.

MBA News

MBA Commercial/Multifamily Servicing/Technology Conference in Los Angeles May 14-17

The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual Commercial/Multifamily Servicing and Technology Conference takes place May 14-17 at L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles.

CRE Finance & Tech: A Conversation with Start-Ups May 29

Join MBA Education May 29th from 2-3:30PM ET for a webinar that will explore where the industry is and where it is headed.

Commercial/Multifamily Human Resources Roundtable in Washington, D.C. April 10-11

The Mortgage Bankers Association's peer group for Human Resources professionals from commercial and multifamily real estate finance firms will meet in Washington, D.C. on April 10 and 11.

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