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 […]

Nontraded REIT Portfolios Shrink As Redemptions Rise

New Investment Activity Has Been Dormant for Seven Months By Mark Heschmeyer and Nicole Shih CoStar News April 26, 2023 | 2:41 P.M. Some of the largest nontraded real estate investment trusts expanded their commercial property portfolios by $49.4 billion in the first two-thirds of 2022, but they haven’t reported completing a significantly large purchase in more […]

Cannabis Industry Prefers Property Leasing Over Purchasing, Survey Says

Falling Prices, Rising Competition Causes Rethink of Real Estate An oversupply of marijuana and increased competition in legalized sales is cutting prices. (iStock) By Mark Heschmeyer CoStar News April 24, 2023 | 3:57 P.M. The legalized cannabis industry appears to be moving more rapidly toward leasing property as opposed to buying it as new states open […]

Amazon CEO Addresses Grocery Brick-and-Mortar Need

04/14/2023 Amazon CEO Addresses Grocery Brick-and-Mortar Need On Thursday, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy wrote a letter to Amazon’s shareholders discussing various aspects of the company including the direction it will take its grocery business. “While we’re pleased with the size and growth of our grocery business, we aspire to serve more of our customers’ grocery […]

Buying and Selling NNN Properties in Today’s Transitioning Market

The single tenant NNN real estate market is changing rapidly which presents both challenges and opportunities for buyers and sellers. Understanding the current market conditions is critical for investors looking to capitalize in today’s market whether you’re buying, selling, refinancing, or adjusting your expected hold period. Demand for NNN properties remains strong, however overall velocity […]

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