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TD Bank: Construction Delays have Bolstered the Multifamily Market

  It may sound counterintuitive, but Gregg Gerken, head of U.S. commercial real estate at TD Bank, believes some of the challenges the multifamily development market has faced have actually benefited the market. He specifically references labor shortages and construction delays. There were concerns in some areas that too much product might come online too fast, hampering absorption and rent growth. But the recent speedbumps have allowed the pipeline to even out a bit, staggering the …

Bellwether: Borrowing Continues as Confidence Continues

  There may be uncertainties within the market and larger economy, but Tom Turnage, vice president of Bellwether Enterprise, believes much of the activity on which 2018 hung its hat will continue. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are coming off record years, as are companies like Bellwether. Turnage believes the multifamily and industrial markets will remain active…but so will competition. This means borrowers and lenders must approach this year with creativity and flexibility. Both …

M&T Realty: Seniors Housing will be a Bright Spot for Lending for Years to Come

  Seniors housing seemed to rule the roost among attendees at MBA’s CREF 2019. Mark Gould, national production manager at M&T Realty Capital Corporation, thinks he knows why. The obvious answer would be the aging Boomer population, which will continue to require additional services for some time. However, Gould believes it’s more than demographics. He asserts that a tangible evolution has taken place among seniors housing operators that has made these dwellings more …

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