Chart of the Week: MBA’s CREF Bingo Card

Many of us just returned from MBA’s Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Convention and Expo. That means we showcased our annual CREF BINGO card, highlighting the topics expected to be discussed in sessions, meetings, hallways and over drinks.

DLA Piper: ‘Community’ Theme Among 2023 Commercial Real Estate Trends

DLA Piper, London, released its 2023 Year-End Real Estate Trends report, noting that its transaction volume has begun to resemble pre-pandemic levels. In terms of what that environment looks like, the firm reported community–where people live and the goods and services they want close to home–was a recurring presence.

MBA Chart of the Week: Expectations for the CRE Borrowing/Lending Market

Even though many commercial real estate loans are long-lived, there’s a sense that the industry starts each year fresh. Sometimes, that means losing credit for all the deals and successes of the previous twelve months. Sometimes – like now – it means being able to put last year in the rearview mirror.

KBRA CMBS Outlook: Cloudy, With a Glimmer of Hope

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, New York, just released its CMBS 2024 Sector Outlook, which forecasts U.S. issuance activity for the new year and highlights key credit trends from 2023. MBA NewsLink interviewed KBRA’s Larry Kay and Andrew Foster to get their views on the current lending environment and property fundamentals as well as factors that may affect overall property performance in 2024.