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Non-bank lenders are rushing into the commercial real estate debt market to meet demand for mezzanine and preferred-equity loans from developers piecing together construction financing for new projects while the current real estate expansion still has legs. With prompting from regulators, banks are becoming more cautious when it comes to construction and acquisition lending, and
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A decade ago alternative lenders, or debt funds as they are more popularly called, were known as the last option for borrowers looking for capital to get a project off the ground. Today these funds are standing toe-to-toe with some of the country’s largest banks, and it is not because traditional lenders have ceased to take on commercial
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Political volatility, tech disruption and rising sea levels — these are but a few of the issues on the minds of commercial real estate professionals and policymakers globally. The following are six of the top trends CRE players worry will affect real estate in 2017 and the years to come, according to a survey conducted by the Counselors of
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In a move that was of little surprise to commercial real estate experts, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates for the third time in six months. The quarter-point move boosted rates to a range of 1% to 1.25%. Though this is the fourth rate hike central bankers have implemented since December 2015, the gradual moves have had
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Real Estate Investors Navigating Fully-Priced Market

  • June 14, 2017
  • Capital Markets
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For institutional investors, 2016 was a year of portfolio rightsizing. In 2017, this cascaded throughout the commercial real estate sector, which has seen an increase in flight-to-quality strategies, a widened bid-sell gap and uncertainty related to the effects of monetary policy. It appears the industry may be coming to terms with a slowing market. For
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A large mixed-use public-private partnership that includes Miami-Dade County as a player has won preliminary Miami City Commission approval. Platform 3750 LLC proposes to build on 2.1-acres at 3750 S Dixie Highway (US 1). The county is a co-applicant for land use and zoning changes, which city commissioners approved on first reading May 25. A final
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Since taking office, President Trump has pushed on a lot of fronts to renegotiate trade deals. One of his first actions in January was signing an executive action to pull the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In late March signed two more executive orders involving trade. The first focused on tougher enforcement of existing
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Port Everglades this week received unanimous approval from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to begin the most expensive capital improvement in the port’s history. The $437.5 million Southport Turning Notch Expansion (STNE) project will add new berths for larger cargo ships and install rail infrastructure for new Super Post-Panamax cranes. It will lengthen
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SVN | South Commercial Real Estate Advisors announced that the Ocean Mall, located at 2401 North Ocean Drive on Singer Island, has changed ownership. The approximately 67,000 square foot, oceanfront lifestyle retail center was sold by Garrison Investment Group of New York, NY and purchased by Rosehill Group of Boca Raton.  Rosehill Group is a joint
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A recent forecast out of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) presents a modest growth scenario for the economy, as well as the real estate industry in the commercial sector. The ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, a semi-annual projection based on survey responses, anticipates commercial real estate will see $450 billion in transaction volume in 2017
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Transit Solutions Coming From Cross-County Cooperation

  • May 3, 2017
  • Infrastructure
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Transportation authorities say a new era of cross-county cooperation is driving the push for transit solutions. “First of all, we’re here,” Richard Blattner, chair of the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization. “We’re not here to compete with you. The three counties are working together like never before.” Speaking at a March meeting of the Miami-Dade
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