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Will Your Deals see DaYlight in 2014?
By Charles H. Green, Small Business Finance Institute
This past December, Scotsman Guide Media and the Small Business Finance Institute conducted a survey
to gauge the outlook for commercial real estate lending among industry professionals. The survey results
demonstrated a stark contrast between how the industry continued to disappoint in this past year and
expectations for a significant turnaround this year. Will 2014 live up to these high expectations?
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By Victor Calanog, Reis Inc.
This past third quarter, the apartment market’s vacancy rates declined 10 basis points to 4. 2 percent.
Between fourth-quarter 2012 and third-quarter 2013,
national vacancies have declined by 50 basis points,
on par with the third quarter’s year-over-year decline
in vacancy. The simple fact that vacancy continues
to compress despite low vacancy rates and steadily
increasing supply growth suggests that demand for
apartments remains strong.
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<< Due-Diligence DePosits:
more frienD than foe
By Milton Franklin,
Commercial Mortgage Exchange Inc.
Commercial real estate financing is regaining
popularity, but with differences compared to how
it functioned before the financial meltdown. One
change that borrowers now face is that many lenders
require them to cover their own due-diligence fees
as part of the transaction. Gone are the days when
borrowers could stride into local banks and walk out
with money already transferred into their accounts.
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exPloring oPPortunities in
By Suzanne Hollander, Professor Real Estate LLC
Homeowners once dreamed of fleeing each night
from the hustle and bustle of the downtown core
and driving to a sleepy bedroom community with
homes surrounded by white-picket fences. Now
residents of major cities want to walk from their
condos to their offices and later meet up with friends
at a show, restaurant or school, all a short stroll from
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