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By David Kocharhook, Midland American Capital
Despite being praised for their role as the engine that powers the U.S. economy, small businesses have
been hit the worst by tightened credit availability since the financial crash. From regulatory actions against
banks to uncertainty stemming from Congressional conflicts, small businesses have struggled to secure
working capital to keep their operations running. What will 2014 bring for this critical market segment?
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Currently in Commercial
By Victor Calanog, Reis Inc.
Plodding economic growth continued to depress
overall demand in the U.S. warehouse and distribution market this past third quarter. Gains in occupancy
remained subdued as vacancy rates decreased by just
10 basis points to 11. 7 percent. In the past year, the
vacancy rate has declined by 70 basis points.
This restrained pace of vacancy compression is
attributable to a combination of slowing net absorption and an increased pace of new construction.
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By Elizabeth Braman, ReadyCap Commercial LLC
Encouraged by still-low interest rates, investors increasingly have sought bridge financing for deals in
the distressed-property market. Their goal typically
has been to turn these properties around into performing assets and eventually reach a point where
they can be financed through conventional sources.
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By Gabe Seghi, Housing and Healthcare Finance
Many commercial mortgage brokers may notice
that developers tend to shy away from Federal
Housing Administration (FHA) financing because
of its lengthy processing. Brokers, however, should
be aware that — depending on the investment
strategy for a property — FHA-insured loans can
provide a rewarding funding option for a variety of
commercial property types.
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