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  • MBA CMF Newslink 9-21-17

    "The [commercial mortgage-backed securities] market didn't provide for much beach time this summer--the combined pricing volume for July and August represented about a third of year-to-date volume."--Kroll Bond Rating Agency Senior Director Larry Kay.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 9-14-17

    "After hitting a post-election pause button, the industry seems to have digested and even shrugged off a flurry of policy announcements, concluding that many of the previously touted reforms will not be implemented. Instead, commercial real estate investors are assuming the U.S. economy will continu

  • MBA CMF Newslink 9-7-17

    "Many will be forced to abandon their homes and rent an apartment; businesses will need to look for new and/or temporary office space, but retailers may suffer more so and will be slow to reopen their businesses."--Victor Calanog and Barbara Byrne Denham in a Reis special report: Houston after Harve

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-31-17

    "The office sector and commercial real estate in general are not immune to the effects of globalization and technological innovation. The world is transitioning into a more distributed, automated and digital economy, which impacts how occupiers conduct business and think about their workplaces. This

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-17-17

    "Multiple factors came into play to drive commercial mortgage investment returns in the second quarter. Differences in treasury yields, a decrease in term premiums for shorter mortgages and the continued decline in credit spreads all contributed to the second-quarter Giliberto-Levy Index results."--

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-3-17

    "Borrowing and lending backed by commercial and multifamily properties has been strong the first half of this year." --MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 7-20-17

    "The office market remained in equilibrium during the second quarter with supply and demand roughly in balance."--CBRE Americas Chief Economist Jeffrey Havsy.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 7-13-17

    "The commercial construction cycle has matured and current spending levels have already exceeded the peak reported in 2008."--Fitch U.S. Building and Materials Handbook.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 7-6-17

    "A substantial rise in mortgage rates over the first quarter of 2017 was the main driver of declining Apartment Investment Market Index values in all the markets tracked, including nationally. Annually, AIMI has also seen declines, but largely due to increases in multifamily property prices that hav

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-29-17

    "As property investors increasingly focus on fast-growing ‘18-hour' cities, both major and secondary markets are experiencing accelerated growth rates. As a result, commercial mortgage-backed securities deals feature a growing volume of loans against properties in those markets."--Trepp Senior

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-22-17

    "Almost two-thirds of the growth came from increases in multifamily mortgage debt outstanding and 80 percent of that growth came from portfolios and [mortgage-backed securities] and held or guaranteed by federal government agencies and these government-sponsored enterprises." --MBA Vice President of

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-15-17

    "Almost two-thirds of the growth came from increases in multifamily mortgage debt outstanding and 80 percent of that growth came from portfolios and [mortgage-backed securities] and held or guaranteed by federal government agencies and these government-sponsored enterprises." --MBA Vice President of

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-8-17

    "I have worked closely with Brian extensively for many years at MBA and can't think of a better leader for our industry. He has been active within MBA for more than twenty years as a thought leader in the commercial/multifamily space and as a member of the MBA Board of Directors. He brings technical

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-1-17

    "It's important to listen to your borrowers; sometimes they just need to vent. They know it might not change anything, but they feel like someone cared and it becomes a better experience going forward."--Crystal Kalinowski, CCMS, Vice President with Bernard Financial Group, Southfield, Mich.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-25-17

    "But the hoopla about [big-box store closures] nearly ignores that many retailers in the big-box category continue to open additional stores. Some--perhaps a lot--of the big-box space now being vacated won't be empty for long."--CBRE Head of Retail Research in the Americas Melina Cordero.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-18-17

    "Anecdotes about regulators watching CRE growth with a careful eye have emerged. These market factors are important for banks to monitor, as regulators advise banks to avoid carrying more than 300 percent of risk-based capital in CRE."--Trepp Senior Managing Director Manus Clancy.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-11-17

    "The competitive market conditions faced by U.S. hotels in 2016 have been well documented. Clearly, U.S. hotel operators saw the threat of stagnant or declining occupancy and slow average daily room rate growth and reacted by controlling expenses."--CBRE Hotels Senior Managing Director R. Mark Woodw

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-4-17

    "Commercial real estate borrowing and lending started 2017 on much the same footing it ended 2016. Multifamily properties remain the key force behind overall originations trends and the GSEs continue to drive multifamily originations. Matching broader investment themes, financing backed by industria

  • MBA CMF Newslink 4-27-17

    "While greater job and income growth will be positive for U.S. real estate markets, forecasters were reluctant to upgrade real estate fundamentals or returns. New supply in the pipeline along with higher interest rates are likely keeping real estate economists cautious, but more likely realistic as

  • MBA CMF Newslink 4-20-17

    "MBA believes the original congressional intent was appropriate and should be incorporated into law so the Low Income Housing Tax Credit allocating agencies, individually or in partnership with other Housing Finance Agencys, do not provide both the tax credits and debt financing on the same multifam

  • MBA CMF Newslink 4-13-17

    "We believe some aspects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and other statutes have made the mortgage market safer; however, in many other respects the Dodd-Frank rules have reduced the availability and affordability of mortgage credit for many American families. While

  • MBA CMF Newslink 4-6-17

    "The High-Volatility Commercial Real Estate rules are disproportionally affecting acquisition, development [and] construction lending by driving up borrowing costs and reducing credit availability. The rules also appear to be contributing to the slowdown in bank commercial real estate lending."--A j

  • MBA CMF Newslink 3-30-17

    "Because debt is 'stickier' and outstanding loan balances don't automatically adjust to changes in prices, mortgage debt outstanding remained stable. In the years since, prices bounced back and now exceed their pre-recession levels, while mortgage debt outstanding--which hadn't declined--rose at a m

  • MBA CMF Newslink 3-23-17

    "While pricing in other commercial real estate segments has stagnated due to economic uncertainty and shifts in consumer behavior, so far investors remain very active in [the multifamily] segment."--Ten-X Chief Economist Peter Muoio.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 3-16-17

    "Based on staggering exit pricing of some major creative office projects around the country, this type of value-add strategy--on this large scale--is now being considered by many local, regional and national developers, either via direct investment or joint-venture partnerships with equity partners.

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