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Chinese Hotel Buyers Are the U.S.’s Newest Debt Borrowers-And It’s Not Plain Sailing
Commercial Observer, Nov. 3, 2016--Balbi, Danielle Chinese investors, who have poured money into the U.S., now comprise the newest subset of hotel borrowers in the U.S.
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Q3 Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Originations Up 2 Percent Annually in U.S.
World Property Journal, Nov. 3, 2016--Gerrity, Michael According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Quarterly Survey of Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations, commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations for the first nine months of 2016 increased 2 percent compared to last year.
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San Francisco Files Lawsuit Against Sinking Millennium Tower
New York Times, Nov. 3, 2016--Fuller, Thomas A dispute over the building's construction is fast shaping into a huge legal battle involving the developer, the city and owners, and one with stakes befitting Silicon Valley.
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2016 Top Hotel Owners
National Real Estate Investor, Nov. 3, 2016  Top hotel owners based on number of rooms owned on Dec. 31, 2015.
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‘Problem’ Loans Create a Drag on CMBS Refinancing
National Real Estate Investor, Nov. 2, 2016--Mattson-Teig, Beth Many high-leverage commercial mortgage-backed securities loans are searching for refinancing capital while the CMBS market is battling its own liquidity crunch.
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Wave of Maturing Loans Drives Up CMBS Delinquency
Mortgage Daily, Nov. 2, 2016 Loans that are included in commercial mortgage-backed securities had a 30-plus day delinquency rate of 4.98 percent as of Oct. 31.
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Altisource Residential Struggles with Shift to Single-Family Rentals
HousingWire, Nov. 7, 2016--Lane, Ben Doubles portfolio but posts net loss in 3rd quarter.
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CRE Standards Tighter as Residential Demand Up
Mortgage Daily, Nov. 7, 2016 Fed Senior Loan Officer survey says banks report lending standards on commercial real estate loans have recently been more restrictive. On the residential lending side, demand is on the increase.
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Mall Landlords Dive Deeper Into Retail Assets
Wall Street Journal, Nov. 8, 2016--Fung, Esther The largest mall and strip center landlords in the U.S. are trying to combat a wave of store closures by dipping into their own pockets.
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Report: Industrial Market Trends Point to Need for Speculative Space
Memphis Business Journal, Nov. 7, 2016--Nichols, Meagan The time to build speculative industrial space could be now.
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Building a Better Pipeline in Commercial Real Estate
Chicago Business Journal, Nov. 8, 2016--Wylie, Melissa Like many male-dominated industries, commercial real estate has a pipeline problem.
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Life Companies Shift Focus for New Year
Colorado Real Estate Journal, Nov. 9, 2016--Salzman, Michael Life companies expected a busy 2016, but when commercial mortgage-backed securities interest rates rose, life companies seized the opportunity to invest loan dollars at relatively attractive yields.
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