Month: May 2023

Commercial Borrowing Declines 42% in First Quarter

Higher Interest Rates, Lower Property Values Keep Lending Tight The Federal Reserve’s latest lending survey indicates tight lending conditions will remain for a while. (iStock) By Mark Heschmeyer CoStar News May 10, 2023 | 1:55 P.M. Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations decreased 42% for the first quarter from the fourth quarter, according to the Mortgage […]

Consumers Become Cautious

New Data Paints Gloomier Picture By Christine Cooper and Rafael De Anda CoStar Analytics May 3, 2023 | 7:52 AM Growth in consumer expenditures outweighed a contraction in private investment that was driven by a slowdown in inventory accumulation, helping the real gross domestic product grow by 1.1% annualized for the first three months of the year, according […]

Sale Leaseback Demand May Have Just Gotten a Boost

Sale leasebacks offer a more attractive capital solution for companies now. By Richard Berger | May 02, 2023 Green Street believes that WP Carey’s recent multimillion dollar sale-leaseback transaction with a leading generic drug manufacturer in Canada “could suggest increased demand for sale-leaseback financing following the recent banking crisis in early March that likely tightened bank lending standards […]

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