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RED Capital: Mid-Atlantic Region 2018 Multifamily Performance Update

[caption id="attachment_215024" align="alignright" width="100"] Daniel HoganDirector of Research,RED Capital Group[/caption] As the real estate cycle enters the late innings, multifamily investors increasingly are seeking alternatives to high-cost coastal metros but remain unwilling to sacrifice the property market liquidity found in the primary markets. Many are finding the right balance of opportunity and liquidity in the Mid-Atlantic States, where cap rates are often higher than in the …

A Peek Behind the Industrial Lending Curtain

Mastering the puzzle of a successful commercial real estate loan requires more than due diligence on the borrower. To execute a solid loan transaction, shrewd originators make sure all of the existing pieces fit together — and consider how future pieces might fit into the equation. Beyond the Borrower While the history and financial health of a borrower are top concern for originators, there are many more factors at play. “Having a strong borrower is important, but it’s also …

The Case-by-Case Realities of Student Housing Financing

Providing and securing financing for student housing properties — whether acquisition, refinancing or new development — is a competitive market. “The rewards of working in student housing are numerous. There is a constant supply of tenants, revenue tends to be stable, and the sector is considered recession-resistant,” says Justyna Daniuk, commercial real estate lending analyst with Alliant Credit Union. However, Daniuk notes, student housing financing does have risks, including …

Don’t Buy into the Hype – Beware of the “Yes” Originator

With a strong commercial real estate market nationwide, many originators are under increased pressure to say "yes" to financing terms and conditions that they would shy away from in a less competitive lending environment. "I don't see the frenzy dying down anytime soon, with at least one to two more years of fairly intense competition," says Tim Madigan, a commercial loan originator for Alliant Credit Union. With more than 15 years of experience as an underwriter before moving to loan …

How Artificial Intelligence Benefits Commercial Real Estate Investors

Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning are slowly changing the processes of buying and selling commercial real estate. Although widespread adaptation appears to be several years off, the application of new technology within commercial real estate appears inevitable and of enormous value. In particular, the opportunity appears greatest within the realm of property valuations, according to David Mitchell, business intelligence and operational specialist with Chicago-based …

Credit Unions: An Overlooked Source for Commercial Real Estate Loans

Credit unions may not be top of mind for commercial real estate investors seeking financing. In fact, many people do not realize that these lending institutions offer commercial financing alongside a variety of consumer and residential loans. These not-for-profit organizations fundamentally operate to serve their members, typically by providing attractive yields on depository accounts and by offering lower interest rates on vehicle loans, mortgages, and yes, commercial loans. As a …

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