Category Archives: Commercial Real Estate Finance

  1. Cap Rates Not Responding to Interest Rate Increases

    cap rates

    On June 13th, the Federal Reserve pulled the trigger on another 25-basis point rate hike to 1.75% from 1.50% for the Fed Funds Rate. The result is higher short-term interest rates on most commercial loans. This was widely expected and is part of the Federal

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  2. It Pays to Do Your Homework in Commercial Real Estate…Here’s Why

    commercial real estate research

    By Andrew Hanzl When was the last time you checked your city’s economic development website? If it has been a while or you have never seen what the city has to offer, you are missing out. Incentive packages might be available to help substantially reduce

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  3. Capital is the Lifeblood of CRE, But Land is the Beating Heart

    commercial real estate land

    If Capital is the lifeblood of real estate, then Land is its beating heart. Land is at the core of real estate. It is the foundation of the clichéd saying “location, location, location.” In highly dense metropolises like New York and London, raw land regularly

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  4. The Future of Bridge Lending

    By Todd McNeill Rarely do we write these informative blogs to make predictions, but with the recent Fed rate hike, we have been asked by many clients what the future of bridge lending will be. By way of background, nearly all bridge lenders quote a

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  5. Real Estate Capital Alliance (RECA) Collaboration Makes Your Project a Reality

    Real Estate Capital Alliance

    by Ralph Rader Metropolitan Capital Advisors (“MCA”) is a member of the Real Estate Capital Alliance (“RECA”), a professional association of 19 independently owned commercial real estate financial intermediary firms. The firms are comprised of more than 70 producers located across the U.S. RECA allows

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  6. The New CRE World Post-Tax Overhaul

    CRE and Tax Reform

    by Todd McNeill It appears the overhaul of the tax code signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017, represents a big win for commercial real estate.  Some sectors will benefit more than others.   Let’s take a look at some of the asset classes within commercial

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