1. Forging Ahead in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

    By Brandon Wilhite Winter is coming! And so is another rate hike! At this December’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) the Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest its benchmark interest rate by another 25 basis points, marking the Fed’s 4th rate hike in

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  2. A Few Good Banks: The TRUTH about the DIFFICULTY in finding the right banking partner for your commercial real estate transaction?

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    By Duke Dennis YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH! If you are a developer, buyer, builder or, investor who prefers working directly with a bank, as opposed to using a finance intermediary, let me ask you a question…on your last purchase/development/re-development/refinance how many banks did you

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  3. More Money Less Problems! A Look at Mezzanine Debt & Preferred Equity

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    By Andrew Hanzl Since the beginning of Metropolitan Capital Advisors some 26 years ago and even dating back further to the creation of the modern mortgage 500 years ago, clients and borrowers have been asking the age-old question, “How can I borrow more money?” The

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  4. Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) To Replace LIBOR

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    By Charley Babb I recently presented a loan term sheet to a client of mine wherein there was a reset of the interest rate several years in the future. I was surprised to find a major institution would be quoting a rate adjustment in 2025

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  5. Loosening Banking Regulations and the Potential Impact on CRE

    Loosening Banking Regulation

    By Kevan McCormack When President Donald Trump was elected in November 2016, he made many campaign promises that he has been delivering on at a dramatic pace, including the renegotiation of NAFTA signed just today. President Trump’s first move to make good on his banking

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  6. Opportunity Zones, What Are They and How Did They Get Here?

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    Sean Parker, the inventor of Napster and the first Facebook President surprisingly is the architect of the Opportunity Zone tax incentive program.  His passion bore it to aggregate capital into funds and force those funds to invest in distressed areas.  His focus was centered around

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