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Deutsche Bank Says Next Big Short Is on CMBS as Malls Suffer
Bloomberg, Feb. 9, 2017--Matt ScullyAnalysts at Deutsche Bank AG, one of the biggest underwriters of bonds tied to U.S. commercial mortgages, say now it's time to bet against the securities.
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Fed on Course to Raise Interest Rates at an Upcoming Meeting: Yellen
Reuters, Feb. 14, 2017--Jason Lange; David Lawder The Federal Reserve will likely need to raise interest rates at an upcoming meeting, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday, although she flagged considerable uncertainty over economic policy under the Trump administration.
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There’s Good News, With Caution, for Commercial Real Estate Under President Trump
Pensions and Investments, Feb. 14, 2017--Kenneth RiggsA great deal of uncertainty still hangs over the economy, financial markets and commercial real estate as the new administration settles in at the White House. But President Donald Trump's initial actions appear to create positive tail winds for commercial real estate.
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Outlook for Apartment Sector Looks Strong
National Real Estate Investor, Feb. 14, 2017--Bendix AndersonSince the election, "uncertainty" has been a buzzword among economists. But the fundamentals of the apartment sector are relatively strong despite it all.
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CRE Market Faces Little Risk of Collapse
Scotsman Guide, Feb. 14, 2017Despite reaching dizzying new price peaks that far top those during the last bubble a decade ago, commercial real estate is not grossly overvalued today or likely headed for a collapse, market watchers told Scotsman Guide News.
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The CMBS Wall of Maturities-Cracking the CMBS Code
National Real Estate Investor, Feb. 13, 2017--Debra JacksonThe commercial mortgage-backed securities resolution strategy that a lender will most likely accept is the one that, in its sole opinion, maximizes recovery to the bondholders.
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Private Flood Insurance Plan Falls Woefully Short, Lenders Say
National Mortgage News, Feb. 10, 2017--Brian CollinsA regulatory proposal to allow banks and other mortgage lenders to accept private flood insurance on residential and commercial properties does not go far enough, according to industry groups.
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Dallas Retail Real Estate Firms Joining Forces
Dallas News, Feb. 10, 2017--Steve BrownTwo Dallas commercial real estate firms, Pierson Retail Advisors and the Vitorino Group, are joining forces. The companies have sold a total of almost $3 billion in real estate and expect to expand their sales volume with the combination.
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The New Hot Spot for NYC Office Space: Brooklyn
Wall Street Journal, Feb. 12, 2017--Keiko MorrisMore tech, advertising and media firms are leaving Manhattan and moving across the river, tempted by lower office rents and shorter commutes for workers.
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This Real Estate Giant Is Known For Its Massive Acquisitions, But Is Also A Leading Lender In NYC
Forbes, Feb. 9, 2017--Ely RazinWhich company is best known for its equity, yet was among the top 10 originators of commercial real estate financing in New York City in the first nine months of 2016 and the top five in Q3?
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Landlord Concessions Rising in Manhattan and Brooklyn
Wall Street Journal, Feb. 9, 2017--Josh BarbanelSurge in new rental buildings seen to blame for concessions and flattening of rents.
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Investors Reach $40 Million Settlement Over Sears Real Estate Deal
Reuters, Feb. 9, 2017--Tom HalsSears Holding Corp. Chairman and CEO Eddie Lampert and the company's board agreed to a $40 million settlement of a shareholder lawsuit that alleged Lampert benefited from a deal to spin off 235 of the struggling chain's best stores.
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More Hurdles Ahead for Foreign Investors
National Real Estate Investor, Feb. 15, 2017--Beth Mattson-TeigIf the U.S. were to introduce substantive policy change and adopt an isolationist stance, that could potentially prompt foreign investors to hit the pause button or take a more wait-and-see approach.
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