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Troubled CRE Loan Resolutions Now

Awareness from both lenders and borrowers seem to have some loans nearing resolution in this turbulent market. Read the article below for more information.

By Maura O’Connor | GlobeSt.com

As Europe limps towards resolution or further chaos, it seems there are signs of economic life in the US. Some of this is playing out in the real estate world, where some resolutions are happening amidst the rubble of loans gone bad.

CMBS Delinquencies Decline in November, Calm Before Storm of Maturing 2007 Vintage Loans

With the 2007 vintage loans approaching their 5 year balloon maturity dates, this article discusses some possibilities for the coming months.

By Michael Gerrity | World Property Channel

Based on Trepp’s CMBS Delinquency Report released today, the delinquency rate in November for U.S. commercial real estate loans in CMBS fell 26 basis points to 9.51%. This was the second biggest drop in 2011, surpassed only by August’s 36 point drop.

Delayed Action on Legislation Will Shape the CRE Industry in 2012 and Beyond

With numerous legislative proposals on the table, the outcomes in 2012 will pave the way for commercial real estate.

National Real Estate Investor

The commercial real estate industry is hoping that decision 2012 will help to loosen the logjam of legislative issues piling up in Washington.blockquote>

Nontraditional Lenders Gain Multifamily Market Share

Read more about how the multifamily sector is attracting a nontraditional group of lenders.

By Susan Piperato| NREI

Multifamily housing is leading commercial real estate’s recovery with strong rent growth, rising values and high occupancies, which is enticing non-traditional funding sources—especially life insurance companies—to attempt to gain market share.

Making a Case for Commercial Real Estate

Keynote speaker for the Investment Program Association’s fall meeting, Peter Ricchiuti, discusses the impacts of the economic recovery on commercial real estate and two sectors that could be impacted positively.

By Bruce Kelly | Investment News

The outlook for investing in commercial real estate through real estate investment trusts is positive, said Peter Ricchiuti, an economist and assistant dean at Tulane University.

Seattle still ranks high for commercial real-estate investment

It is always good to hear that some markets are going to be profitable. What will you do with the opportunities?

By Eric Pryne
Seattle Times business reporter

“Wealth islands.”

That’s the term a prominent national real-estate forecast has coined for cities like Seattle that it anticipates will fare relatively well in 2012, while most markets continue to struggle.

The annual “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” report, released late Tuesday, ranks the Seattle metro area sixth among the nation’s top 51 markets for commercial and multifamily investment next year.

Real Estate Resets to Grind-it-Out Growth

Interesting article about whats happening in the commercial real estate market.

Robert Carr | GlobeSt.com

Commercial real estate professionals had an unexpected Happy Hour during the first half of the year, but most agree the second half is like waking up with the hangover, with cold reality setting in.

RECOVERING CMBS MARKET HITS ROUGH PATCH [Mortgage Banking]

Although volatility in the capital markets over the summer – especially following the downgrade of U.S. Treasuries on Aug. 5 – has spooked commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market participants, this financing source is definitely back, say experts, while not as strong as anticipated earlier in the year. I In 201 1, new CMBS issuance may not top $30 billion, far below estimates of $30 billion to $50 billion early in the year.

CMBS Delinquency Rates Stabilize


According to two recent reports, CMBS deliquiency rates are starting to stabilize.

David Bodamer | National Real Estate Investor

CMBS delinquencies stabilized in September, according to two reports. Trepp LLC said that the rate inched up 4 basis points while Fitch Ratings reported that the delinquency rate fell 5 basis points.

Let’s Twist Again: Will Third Round of Stimulus Prove To Be the Charm for CRE?

“Operation Twist” is another attempt by the government to jumpstart our economy, but what impact will this stimulus have on the commercial real estate market. Here is a recent article that highlights what could be on the way for commercial real estate.

By Randyl Drummer | CoStar

The Federal Reserve has twice tried since 2008 to jumpstart the sagging economy by intervening in monetary policy, with the last attempt, dubbed quantitative easing 2 (QE2), ending in June.