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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.

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.

How To Profit From The Real Estate Market

There is money to be made in commercial real estate and it goes to those who work hard and smart.

Robert Shemin, a wealth and real estate expert and author of The New York Times best-seller “How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?” says real-estate investors should not expect to walk down the street and start making money.

It takes work and effort just like any other business, he says, “but like any business, if you learn as you go, it gets better and easier.”

Trophy Commercial Real Estate Markets

The economic climate has dramatically changed the environment for investors and commercial real estate.

Fear and uncertainty is the friend of the distressed investor.  With lenders increasingly willing to press for a long-term solution to troubled CRE loans, and a $1.7 trillion maturity wall looming, motivated sellers are assured.  Aggressive investors have an opportunity to earn outsized returns by avoiding trophy markets and acquiring properties at a cost basis that allows for robust profitability irrespective of the weak job growth the U.S. is likely to experience in the coming years.