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Volume 17 | Issue 34 | Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Lede


MBA: 2Q Commercial/Multifamily Borrowing Jumps by 29% from 1Q, 10% From Year Ago

Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations rose by 29 percent from the first quarter and rose by10 percent from a year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning in its Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Bankers Originations.


Top National News

Life Companies Find CRE Lending Opportunities in a Volatile Market

National Real Estate Investor, Aug. 20, 2019--Beth Mattson-Teig
Life insurance companies have maintained a steady appetite for commercial real estate debt over the past several years. And some see recent interest rate volatility as an opportunity to edge out the competition.

The Strength Of Workforce Housing As An Investment Class

Forbes, Aug. 14, 2019--Elie Reider
As the real estate cycle lengthens and property prices continue to rise, many commercial real estate professionals across the country are finding it challenging to identify value-add acquisition opportunities. One of the few exceptions to this rule is workforce housing.

Department Stores See Worst Drop Since Macy's Last Cut Its Outlook

Bloomberg, Aug. 14, 2019--Janet Freund
U.S. department store stocks cratered Wednesday after Macy's cut its annual outlook, fueling the worst trading day for the index since the last time the Bloomingdale's parent slashed its forecasts in January.

People in the News

Newmark Realty Capital Expands Production and Servicing Team

Newmark Realty Capital expanded its footprint to include a production and servicing office in upstate New York.

News and Trends

MBA Education Path to Diversity Scholar Profile: Vivian Kwok

Vivian Kwok is Director of Mortgage Operations with Manulife Investment Management, Toronto, Ontario. She has more than 15 years of industry experience. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Economics and Geography from the University of Toronto.

The Inverted Yield Curve's Effect on CRE

The recent yield curve inversion may raise concerns about a potential recession, but it is unlikely to harm commercial real estate investors.

FHA Issues New Condo Approval Rule

The Federal Housing Administration published a new final regulation aimed at relaxing requirements for condominium projects seeking approval for FHA eligibility.

Net Lease Momentum Returns

Momentum is returning to the net lease sector after a slow start to 2019, analysts say.

U.S. Hotel Pipeline Up 8.3%

The U.S. hotel pipeline continues its steady growth, reported STR, Hendersonville, Tenn.

Single-Family Rent Growth Slips

CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said rent prices in single-family rental properties increased 2.9 percent year-over-year in June, down slightly from a year ago.

MBA News

MBA Education Overview of C/MF Insurance Compliance Oct. 15

Commercial insurance is a dynamic component of real estate finance. Join MBA Education for a webinar covering the various elements of commercial insurance on October 15 from 2:00 to 3:30 ET.

MBA Expands Path to Diversity Scholarship Program Eligibility to Select Conferences

The Mortgage Bankers Association announced that scholarships awarded under its popular Path to Diversity Scholarship Program can now also be used toward several upcoming MBA conferences including the Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference where attendees can obtain Continuing Professional Education credits.

About MBA Newslink

President and CEO: Robert Broeksmit, CMB

Publisher: Marcia Davies, Chief Operating Officer

Vice President of Public Affairs: John Mechem

Editor: Mike Sorohan 202/557-2855 

Editorial Director: Michael Tucker 202/557-2851 

Senior Editorial/Advertising Specialist: Lesley Hall 202/557-2856

Advertising Opportunities: Bill Farmakis 203/834-8832

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