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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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This CRE Sector Still Seeing ‘Very Attractive Financing’

  • August 16, 2017
  • Capital Markets
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Venue at North Campus, a LEED Gold certified student housing property located next to the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, has traded hands. CBRE Capital Markets’ Debt & Structured Finance team has arranged $35 million in permanent financing for the purchase. Benjamin Roelke of CBRE’s Dallas office arranged the long-term financing on behalf of Horizon Realty Advisors for its newly-formed HRA Opportunity
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When you think of Miami, images of traffic jams likely cloud the otherwise sunny picture. And don’t get started on how mobility issues can weigh on the environment, personal livelihoods and the economy as a whole. What if entrepreneurs, engineers, corporations, legal minds and governments came together to build mobility solutions that could help Miami
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SVN | South Commercial Real Estate Advisors has announced that the RL Schreiber Refrigerated Warehouse and Food Processing Facility, located at 1741 NW 33rd Street in Pompano Beach, was sold for $4.25 million. The 49,259-square-foot warehouse had been used as RL Schreiber’s original processing facility for spices, sauces and other kitchen/chef cooking essential ingredients. The property was purchased by Anthony
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Pepsico has listed the site of its Miami-Dade County bottling plant for sale as a redevelopment opportunity. The 23.7-acre site at 777 N.W. 41st Street in Doral is listed for sale on the Real Capital Markets website. The brokers are NAI Global’s Jay Olshonsky, Clifford Moskowitz and Kimberly Kocur, plus NAI Miami’s Gabriel Garcia-Menocal and Lucia Custer. Located just off the Palmetto Expressway/State
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Foreign capital eager to invest in US Mezzanin Debt to fill construction lending gap. 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,
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A decade ago alternative lenders, or debt funds as they are more popularly called, were known as the last lending 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
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Political volatility, tech disruption and rising sea levels — these are but a few of the issues on the minds of CRE professionals and policymakers globally. The following are six of the top trends commercial real estate 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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