Category Archives: CREF

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. The 34th Annual North Texas Commercial Real Estate & Developer Expo – August 29th

    The 34th Annual NTCAR Annual Commercial Real Estate Expo, scheduled for August 29th from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., promises to provide valuable information to those who attend.  Staged in the Lone Star Ballroom on the second floor of the Downtown Dallas Sheraton, this half-day commercial

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


    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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