Articles About Distressed Assets

Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
10.06.2010

Waiting for Defaults

Real estate professionals who had been expecting a worst-case scenario – an onrush of distressed commercial properties coming onto the market – are still waiting for that to come to fruition.  Ben Johnson, writing in the National Real Estate Investor, notes that “Keep on waiting/lurking seems to be the prevailing view.  According to New York-based […]

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Author:
Sam Gould
Posted:
06.03.2010

Wells Fargo, LNR Looking to Sell $2 Billion in Distressed Assets

Wells Fargo & Company and LNR Property Corporation are hunting for buyers for $1 billion each of distressed commercial real estate assets and loans.  San Francisco-based Wells Fargo, the nation’s largest commercial real estate lender, is soliciting bids on $500 million to $1 billion worth of office and hotels.  LNR, the nation’s largest CBMS special […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
09.23.2009

Investors Still Wary of Distressed Assets

Commercial real estate investors are taking a wait-and-see attitude before jumping in and buying distressed assets, according to an Ernst & Young study.  “We haven’t seen many portfolio transactions so far,” says the study’s author, Chris Seyfarth, who is national director of E&Y’s non-performing loans.  “Given the size and the magnitude of the problem with […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
05.01.2009

Investment Banking in an Economic Meltdown

Investment banks are hunkering down to preserve capital, primarily because there are grave concerns about current property valuations, says Charles Krawitz, Senior Loan Sales Asset Manager, Fifth Third Bank, in an interview for The Alter Group podcasts on real estate.  Banks are reluctant to lend $10 million to a property that might be worth only […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
03.18.2009

Sold!

The successful auction of 45 condominiums at the Vetro project in the South Loop raked in sales of more than $12.1 million – though sharply discounted at $258 PSF.  That’s 73 percent of the original $353 PSF asking price, but far better than the 61 percent the auctioneers expected. This isn’t the first time that […]

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