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  • MBA CMF Newslink 9-12-19

    "The low interest rate environment, coupled with still strong demand for commercial and multifamily assets, has pushed property values higher and increased demand for mortgages." --MBA Vice President for Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 9-5-19

    "Even though more Americans are employed, it is not translating into the pace of [office space] absorption it historically has."--Ten-X Chief Economist Peter Muoio.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-29-19

    "At minimum, it appears we're poised for a late-stage course adjustment. At the worst, continued economic turmoil will tip the scales downward for an already tenuous small-cap CRE market." --Boxwood Means Principal Randy Fuchs.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-22-19

    "The fact that U.S. commercial real estate is a relatively liquid dollar-denominated asset with leases in place and income could put it in relatively good stead in the event of a recession."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-15-19

    "Signals continue to point to a disciplined office market that will perform well through year-end."--Transwestern Managing Director of Research Elizabeth Norton.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-8-19

    "Our survey of life company lenders indicates that all are actively quoting deals and most have robust pipelines. These lenders are quoting both fixed- and floating-rate deals, with LTVs up to 65 percent."--Brian Stoffers, CMB, Mortgage Bankers Association Chairman-Elect and Global President of Debt

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-1-19

    "The first quarter growth [in the Apartment Investment Market Index] was largely attributable to falling rates, but growth in net operating incomes and a marginally slower rate of property price growth were also factors."--Freddie Mac Vice President of Multifamily Research and Modeling Steve Guggenm

  • MBA CMF Newslink 7-25-19

    "Empty big box stores have been converting to self-storage or been sold to developers for redevelopment, former shopping centers have been demolished and there has been a general slowdown in building within the sector."--Reis Chief Economist Victor Calanog.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 7-18-19

    "Insurers continued to see relative value in mortgages compared with other asset classes and are driving exposures higher as they trade liquidity for yield."--Fitch Ratings Director of North American Insurance Nelson Ma.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 7-11-19

    "Solid economic growth is encouraging new household formation and rentals are capturing a sizable share of the resulting housing demand. At the same time, loss of existing renters to home purchase remains limited relative to historical levels."--RealPage Chief Economist Greg Willett.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 7-3-19

    "Conventional wisdom and years of experience tell us that we may be long in the cycle. At the same time, there is a broad sense of optimism, albeit somewhat cautious, that with the level of capital poised for investment, there are still allocations to be met and transactions to be completed."--Real

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-27-19

    "There is no silver bullet for this complicated issue [the affordable housing shortage]. In order to tackle this problem, we will need a multifaceted approach."--Berkadia Senior Vice President Steve Ervin.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-13-19

    "The amount of mortgage debt backed by commercial and multifamily income-producing properties continues to grow at a strong pace, with three of the four major capital sources, banks, life companies and the GSEs/FHA, growing their holdings by more than one percent during the first quarter."--MBA Vice

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-6-19

    "The vast majority of commercial and multifamily mortgage lenders report they are working on the transition away from LIBOR, but the devil is in the details."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-30-19

    "The lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, combined with strong housing demand, have contributed to increasing rents across the country."--CoreLogic Principal Economist Molly Boesel.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-23-19

    "When I think about what's likely to happen, I come back to the idea of a 'plateau.' Coming off a record year of originations, I don't see much pulling those numbers down, and I also don't see much pushing those numbers much higher, so we generally see a plateau for originations for the next few yea

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-16-19

    "The momentum seen in 2018's record year of borrowing and lending continued in the first quarter of this year."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-9-19

    "Despite recent volatility in the debt and equity markets, the Fed's decision to leave borrowing costs unchanged has created a favorable commercial lending environment and activity has remained robust."--CBRE Capital Markets Global President of Debt and Structured Finance and Mortgage Bankers Associ

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-2-19

    "Property incomes are increasingly the driver for investors, and while income returns are relatively consistent between property types, investor sentiment has led to differences in appreciation between different property types."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 4-18-19

    "Grocery is one of the strongest retail sectors, with nearly twice as many new stores opening than closing last year."--JLL Director of Retail Research James Cook.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 4-11-19

    "Solid fundamentals, growing property values, low interest rates and strong appetites from both borrowers and lenders all helped drive an 8 percent increase in recorded multifamily lending from a year ago."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 4-4-19

    "New [commercial and multifamily] construction activity remained robust, with increases in the value of construction put-in-place for multifamily, office and lodging properties. The value of other commercial properties put-in-place declined from a year earlier."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Rea

  • MBA CMF Newslink 3-28-19

    "Whether a firm focuses on the space markets, capital markets or a combination of the two, companies are closely monitoring technological developments in an effort to remain competitive and anticipate the possibility of secular market changes."--MBA Senior Vice President Thomas Kim in a Corporate Re

  • MBA CMF Newslink 3-21-19

    "Profit margins are rising in a majority of counties across the United States. But despite the generally rosier picture, profits vary widely and investing in the single-family home rental market is not always a great move."--ATTOM Chief Product Officer Todd Teta.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 3-14-19

    "[Real estate] investors are reducing risk and protecting income streams through diversification. Pricing is at or near the previous peak for most asset types in prime locations, so investors are seeking yield in secondary markets and alternative asset types."--CBRE Global President of Capital Marke

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