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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
09.30.2009

Treasury Rolls Out Tax Code Change That Favors CMBS Borrowers

The Treasury Department has issued new tax rules that make it easier for commercial real estate owners to restructure loans on distressed properties that were package by Wall Street and sold as CMBS.  The real estate industry, which lobbied hard for the changed rules, were generally happy but wary that it could open a can […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
08.13.2009

Boom Market for CRE Buyer-Users

In terms of commercial property investment, one positive sign is from firms buying properties to use for their own business operations.  Called user-buyers, these investors have proven they are able to get money from banks to spend on property acquisitions — a relative rarity nowadays.  Those who do not need a loan already have earmarked […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
07.14.2009

Ernst & Young Examines Distressed Debt

Ernst & Young recently conducted a distressed debt survey to determine who will be the most active direct sellers of non-performing loan portfolios.  The results are interesting. 36 percent responded it will be regional banks and thrifts 32 percent responded it will be money center banks 13 percent responded it will be the United States […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
10.27.2008

Anecdotal Federal Reserve “Beige Book” Observations

As if we needed it, even more evidence attesting to the ongoing economic slowdown came to light recently.  According to a Federal Reserve Board report referenced on Market|Watch and known as the Beige Book, the slowdown in economic activity in late September. Among the findings are: Factory activity is slowing. Non-financial services – typically the […]

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Author:
Kurt Rosene
Posted:
06.30.2008

Construction-Loan Delinquencies on the Rise

The surge in the construction-loan delinquency rate – both residential and commercial – suggests that lenders will remain reluctant to make loans for new construction. Developers usually finance projects through short-term construction loans.  Once the project has stabilized, the developer seeks long-term debt.  With the current economic downturn, developers are finding it difficult to obtain […]

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