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Senate Banking Committee Approves Carson for HUD Role
National Mortgage Professional, Jan. 24, 2017--Hall, PhilThe Senate Banking Committee approved Ben Carson's nomination for HUD Secretary and the full Senate will consider it. "We believe that because of his talents, Dr. Carson will help strengthen America's real estate markets, promoting the production of affordable rental housing, and improving communities nationwide," said Mortgage Bankers Association president and CEO David Stevens.
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Blackstone Wins Fannie’s Backing for Rental Home Debt
Wall Street Journal, Jan, 24, 2017--Dezember, RyanFannie Mae agreed to backstop up to $1 billion in debt from the country's largest owner of single-family rental homes, the first time the government-sponsored entity has agreed to guarantee the debt of an institutional owner of single-family houses.
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Real-Estate Investors Enjoy Postelection Boost
Wall Street Journal, Jan. 24, 2017--Fung, EstherShares of real-estate investment trusts typically get hammered as interest rates rise-not this time.
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A $90 Billion Debt Wave Shows Cracks in U.S. Property Boom
Bloomberg, Jan. 24, 2017--Mulholland, Sarah A $90 billion wave of maturing commercial mortgages, leftover debt from the 2007 lending boom, is laying bare the weak links in the U.S. real estate market.
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DNA of CRE Survey: Commercial Real Estate Remains Male-Dominated, Doesn’t Make Instant Millionaires, Jan. 24, 2017--Rafter, Dan The vast majority of commercial real estate professionals--80 percent--are male and most don't rank among the super-rich, with 24 percent of CRE agents reporting they earn less than $100,000 in gross commission income each year and 16 percent from $101,000 to $150,000 each year.
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Mall Owners Rush to Get Out of the Mall Business
Wall Street Journal, Jan. 24, 2017--Fung, EstherMall landlords are increasingly walking away from struggling properties, leaving creditors in the lurch and posing a threat to the values of nearby real estate.
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Tozer Recounts Time as President of Ginnie Mae
Mortgage Daily, Jan. 23, 2017--Sam GarciaAs he prepared to leave his post along with the rest of the Obama administration, the former president of Ginnie Mae talked about his wild ride over the past seven years.
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Five Alternative Asset Trends for 2017
National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 23, 2017--Diana BellAlternative assets remained in the spotlight in 2016, attracting increased investor attention and delivering outsized returns compared to core property types.
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Credit Suisse Gets New Head of Commercial Real Estate Finance
Reuters, Jan. 23, 2017--Joy Wiltermuth Matthew Masso has been tapped by Credit Suisse to head the commercial real estate finance group, replacing former chief Mark Brown.
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Who Will the Big New York Lenders Be in 2017?
National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 25, 2017--Razin, ElyCommercial real estate is typically seen as a pretty safe bet--and New York City as a pretty stable place to make that bet. So who will the big New York City lenders be in 2017?
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Republicans May Change Tax Code to Make Property Swaps Less Attractive
Washington Post, Jan. 25, 2017--Harney, Kenneth The small-scale owners of millions of rental homes, parcels of investment land and income-producing commercial and business real estate may not know it, but one of their key financial planning and tax tools is in danger of disappearing on Capitol Hill.
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