Category Archives: Construction

  1. Capital Markets Upheaval Creates Opportunity

    By Charley Babb The recent volatility in the stock and bond markets has many investors on the edge of their seats. This is understandable as all of the gains that took the various US equity indices to record highs earlier this year have been erased,

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  2. Inverted Yield Curve, does it mean a recession for real estate too???

    By Todd McNeill Last year my colleague Charley Babb wrote about Inverted yield curve and its historical significance in predicting recessions.  To refresh, what is an Inverted Yield Curve? An inverted yield curve is an interest rate environment in which long-term debt instruments have a

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  3. Construction Financing Challenging – Even in Thriving Economy

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    By Brandon Wilhite By virtually any measurable standard, the US economy is healthy and growing at a reasonably healthy clip, including annual GDP growth of about 2.5% in 2017. Most economic indicators, including guidance given by the Federal Reserve of three additional rate hikes this

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  4. Getting Creative: HUD 221 (D) (4)

    By: Andrew Hanzl Take notice! The landscape is shifting: In anticipation of a market slow-down, commercial real estate lenders are dialing back their leverage and exercising greater caution with lending practices. However, this isn’t necessarily a cause for concern – your deal can still get

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  5. Whither CRE Construction Lending?

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    By: Justin Laub The mantra of commercial real estate developers around the country when speaking of the state of construction lending these days might be: ‘you don’t miss something until it’s gone’. Though we are not witnessing the complete shutdown of the construction lending industry,

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