Category Archives: CREF

  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. 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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  3. 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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  4. The Latest Institutional Quality Assets…Single Family Homes?

    single family homes

    By Duke Dennis Would you like a quick and easy way to finance the acquisition of multiple single-family residential properties for a personal investment portfolio or to sell to a big institution?  Did you know institutions like Starwood Capital, Blackstone, and other Wall Street firms

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  5. Metropolitan Capital Advisors Exhibits at ICSC/RECON 2018: Booth S281R

    Attending ICSC/RECON 2018? Stop by Booth S281R & Talk to the Shopping Center Finance Experts The team from Metropolitan Capital Advisors invites you to stop by our booth during ICSC/RECON 2018 May 20, 2018, thru May 22, 2018, to speak to our Shopping Center Finance

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  6. 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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