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There’s a lot to love in the GOP tax plan for the commercial real estate industry. Commercial property owners would see several benefits under bills from both the House and Senate, including lower taxes on their profits and the ability to avoid a 30 percent limit on interest expense deductions, according to the Wall Street Journal. The
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U.S. industrial real estate fundamentals were strong this past year and are expected to continue their upward trajectory throughout the next 18 months. A strong economy, plenty of investment properties and a slew of buyers have led to favorable market conditions while the rise of e-commerce and the push for same-day deliveries will continue to lead to exponential growth in industrial leasing activity
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Banks Remain Stingy With Construction Dollars

  • November 1, 2017
  • Capital Markets
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Securing bank construction loans has become a tough nut for developers to crack. Some banks have pulled back on allocations to new development, while banks across the board have become more conservative in deploying that capital. Over the past two years, banks wary of taking on construction risk have lowered leverage, increased rates, applied more conservative
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Foreign banks held $71.6 billion worth of commercial real estate loans backed by U.S. properties during the second quarter of the year, a sign many point to as proof there’s still confidence in the overall economy and market fundamentals. That figure is up from $59.3 billion in the second quarter last year and $38.3 billion
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The theme of records being broken remains firmly intact based on data in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued this week by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates. The ports surveyed in the report include: Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Tacoma, Seattle, Houston, New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads,
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The commercial real estate market has undergone a significant recovery since the global financial crisis of 2008-2009. However, not all segments of the market have participated equally in the recovery – including within the CRE debt market. In the following interview, portfolio managers Devin Chen and Jeffrey Thompson discuss the state of the market, including
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The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the official economic development partnership, is working closely with public and private sector leaders to help Miami-Dade’s business community recover and get back to work as soon as possible. The Council is working with its partners including the Small Business Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Small
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Large U.S. banks have been growing their CRE loan portfolios at a faster rate than medium and community banks, according to a recent report by Trepp. In the second quarter of 2017, large banks increased their CRE loan portfolios by 2.56 percent. That compared with more modest increases of 0.7 percent for medium-sized banks and
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To expedite public-private partnerships and unsolicited proposals for deals with Miami-Dade, commissioners are being asked (9/7) to toss out every word of county code on the topic and add a whole new version. Even if we agreed entirely with fostering a new wave of deals that could wind up with companies controlling public lands, buildings,
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More Real Estate Players Say The Peak Is Now

  • August 30, 2017
  • Capital Markets
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More than half of respondents to an NREI survey conducted in July said the real estate cycle has reached its peak. The percentage of survey respondents who believe we are currently at the peak of the market totaled 52 percent, up 500 basis points since the results in May of 2017 and 600 basis points since March results. The only
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Two CRE Investing Rules You Can’t Ignore

  • August 23, 2017
  • Capital Markets
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Have you ever lost money on a stock or limited partnership investment that your broker hyped as a “hard to come by” portion of a “you can’t lose” deal? It is possible to invest with confidence, peace of mind and stable return on investment by following two bedrock CRE investing rules: RULE NO. 1: Invest only
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