Articles About Financing

Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
01.25.2018

Blockchain: CRE’s Next Big Thing

Chances are that if you work in commercial real estate and pay attention to the most recent trends and innovations in the industry, you have read articles discussing blockchain or at least have heard the term being bandied about.

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
06.09.2017

Real Estate Lending Continues to Thrive Despite Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve has announced that yet another interest rate increase is in the works, as the U.S. economy shows steady growth with 138,000 jobs added in May. While home mortgages continue to slow, lending in the commercial real estate industry is actually continuing to grow despite these changes.

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
03.10.2014

Mahima Narula on the E-Commerce Revolution

As more and more people shop online, industry experts say that e-Commerce has the potential to eclipse traditional retail shopping. And with the increasing number of mobile sales transactions, this transition could happen sooner than we think. Launched in 1999 as an exclusive online purveyor of floral arrangements and gifts, Flora2000 is a particularly good […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
06.12.2013

S&P Gives US a Thumbs UP

The S&P has upped the US.  It has raised the outlook for US debt from “negative” to “stable” which some take as an indication that we are unlikely to see a ratings slide like the one in 2011 that took us from AAA to AA+ anytime soon. The agency cited a lower federal deficit, the […]

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Author:
Richard Gatto
Posted:
05.06.2013

Home Prices Spike, But Is This the Real Deal?

Economists tell us that the reason the US is doing better than Europe is because of two things: our equity markets and our housing sector.  And now comes the news that housing is posting its best home prices since 2006.  The widely followed Case-Shiller indexes showed the home prices of single-family homes across 20 of […]

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Author:
Richard Gatto
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Home Prices Spike But Is It Real?

Economists tell us that the reason the US is doing better than Europe is because of two things: our equity markets and our housing sector.  And now comes the news that housing is posting its best numbers since 2006.  The widely followed Case-Shiller indexes showed the price of single-family homes across 20 of the most […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
04.08.2013

Charles Krawitz on The Banking Comeback

On the latest episode of The Alter Group Podcast on Real Estate, Charles Krawitz used his 25 years of experience in financing of thousands of transactions, and the sale of highly distressed loans and REO assets to give us an inside look at the recovery of the banking sector.  Banks now hold 49% of all […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
12.19.2012

Crowdsourcing Our Debt

You’ve heard of Kickstarter where budding entrepreneurs and artists reach out via the internet to regular folk to get them to fund their idea in return for swag or just a thank you? Well now, a group of Occupy Wall Street people are using that idea to get people out of debt. Strike Debt is […]

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Author:
Renata Pasmanik
Posted:
12.10.2012

US Banks Resurgent

Banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported income of $37.6 billion in the third quarter, a 6.6 percent improvement over third quarter, 2011. This is the 13th consecutive quarter that earnings have registered a year-over-year increase. The other big news —  the decline in the number of banks on […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
11.26.2012

October Job-Creation Numbers Show Slight Uptick

The October employment report won’t blow anyone out of the water, but showed a modest improvement that caused many to breathe a sigh of relief.  According to the Department of Labor, 171,000 jobs were added in October – the highest number since February.  Retailing (up 36,000); healthcare (up 31,000) and business services (up 51,000) showed […]

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