Category Archives: CRE Market

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

    mezzanine debt

    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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  2. Mounting Concessions, Slow Rent Growth Applying Pressure to Multifamily Projects

    multifamily

    Multifamily developers answered the call in 2015 when a lack of housing supply and rising rents characterized many metro markets around the country. Since then more than one million new apartments have been built, the most in 30 years, and as a result, many of

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  3. 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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  4. Despite “Retail Apocalypse” Hype…Retail Continues to Rock

    commercial retail real estate

    By Scott Lynn By any definition, there has been a pivotal shift in attitude toward commercial retail real estate over the past few years. Has it become more difficult to obtain debt and/or equity for retail properties? Absolutely. Are retail deals being underwritten to a

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  5. 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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  6. Five Key Takeaways from 2018 RECon Conference

    Recently, the Metropolitan Capital team descended onto Vegas to attend the annual RECon Conference held by the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) as we do every year.   This year was interesting to watch as the “perception” of the “Amazon effect” was in full swing. 

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