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

The number of ‘other’ debt sources is gaining momentum

As we surpass 10 years since the peak of the last cycle activity, it is a good time to look back and re-orient our current position. For those who participated in the market in 2007, you may remember the record velocity


March 5, 2018