The menu of lenders & loan programs is bigger than ever

There has never been a better time to be a commercial real estate borrower. The cliché has been repeated on a loop for the last several years, but it still is truer than ever today. The Fed has signaled it is going to hold short-term


November 6, 2020

How do today’s increasing cap rates impact real estate values?

Commercial property values recently were hitting peaks with investors rushing to invest in high-quality commercial real estate as yields on other assets like Treasurys continued to languish. Now the tides have turned with high-quality


September 4, 2020

COVID-19 affects multihousing pricing, underwriting

Like so many real estate professionals, my days during this COVID-19 pandemic have been filled with more conference calls than I’m even able to count. Understandably, everyone is searching for real-time information


August 3, 2020

Capital’s supply feels bottomless, putting lenders in hot seat

As our industry settles into a fresh decade, a clear theme has emerged from the capital markets: The supply of capital available for commercial real estate just keeps increasing. This strong appetitive


March 2, 2020

When looking for financing opportunities, go West

The California Mortgage Brokers Association held its 22nd Annual Western States Commercial Real Estate Finance Conference in Las Vegas in early September. The conference focused on the current


October 14, 2019

Impacts from the world’s biggest bank merger in a decade

BB&T agreed to buy Suntrust in the world’s biggest bank merger in a decade. This will create the sixth-largest bank in the country. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan predicted another round of


February 17, 2019

Lending expectations for preferred property types

Retail lending in 2019 is anticipated to increase compared to last year as lenders and equity investors continue to get more comfortable with how the evolution of omnichannel retail sales impacts bricks-


February 3, 2019

Will rising interest rates slow down the market?

Will rising interest rates slow down the market? In a word, no. At least, not in the short term. Interest rates that continue to creep up have not had a major impact on Front Range lending activity. While interest rates are on


August 27, 2018
Apartment construction

HVCRE rule amendments give lenders, borrowers clarity

On May 24, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law No: 115-174) took effect. Among other things, the act eases banking rules pertaining to so-called “high volatility


July 30, 2018

Life companies aggressively seek multifamily

Life insurance companies continue to show a strong appetite for commercial mortgages as a piece of their investment allocation. In 2017, life insurance companies originated over $61 billion of commercial mortgage


May 17, 2018