Webinar: Atlanta Retail Reboot

 On May 8, Southeast Real Estate Business and Shopping Center Business magazines hosted “Atlanta Retail Reboot,” a webinar where experts from the Atlanta investment, retail and brokerage communities were invited to discuss what they are seeing in the retail market, the impact of the coronavirus on existing properties and on new developments, as well as what retail and restaurants will look like in the near and long term.Many retailers have been closed for weeks due to …

Retail Reboot Webinar: Wave of Second-Generation Restaurant Space to Hit Atlanta Market

As many as 150,000 to 200,000 restaurants nationwide may never fully reopen again after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, according to estimates from the National Restaurant Association. This represents 15 to 20 percent of all U.S. restaurants.Though the metro Atlanta area’s restaurants have been allowed to reopen their dining rooms for a full two weeks following Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s directives in late April, early indications are that a large swath of operators are choosing to keep …

Webinar: Texas Retail Reboot

 On May 7, Texas Real Estate Business and Shopping Center Business magazines hosted “Texas Retail Reboot,” a webinar taking an in-depth look at what the Texas retail real estate community needs as the state reopens after statewide shutdowns due to COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic isn't over, but Texas is adjusting to a new normal, including figuring out what retail will look like going forward.What will the future of Texas retail look like? Find out what industry experts …

Webinar: COVID-19 and Healthcare/Medical Office Real Estate

On April 14, a panel of top industry executives discussed the effects of COVID-19 on healthcare and medical office real estate. The recorded panel discussion between industry experts is available in a recorded version here.The webinar addressed the following topics regarding the novel coronavirus and the healthcare and medical office sector:The real estate impact of the COVID-19 crisis at hospitals, medical office buildings and urgent cares The long-term need for more hospital/care …

COVID-19 Webinar Recap: Student Housing Owners, Operators Talk Best Practices, Industry Impact

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a widespread impact on the off-campus student housing industry. Many off-campus owners and operators are grappling with a growing number of universities canceling in-person classes, and in some instances, ordering students to vacate their campuses and residence halls altogether.On Wednesday, March 25, Student Housing Business (SHB) held a complimentary webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on the off-campus student housing industry. The webinar had nearly …

Ready Capital: Making the Most of the Market Despite Election-Year Volatility

 The marketplace is wary in the lead-up to the 2020 election, but Anuj Gupta, president of Commercial Real Estate Lending with Ready Capital, says there’s opportunity for bridge lenders in the meantime as equity investors look for higher returns. Gupta believes rates will be lower for a longer period, although there is no telling what might happen after the election.Gupta feels confident about Ready Capital’s preferred strategy of focusing on small-to-medium loan sizes in …

Axiom Capital Corp.: How healthy is today’s real estate market?

 Charles Cronin of Axiom Capital Corp. discusses how the longest upcycle in history is impacting the lending environment. Cronin weighs in on the overall health of the commercial real estate lending industry now and what people learned from the 2007/08 financial crisis.What can people expect from the market going into 2020, especially with high prices and fierce competition in both sales and lending? Low credit spreads and rates are positive signs for commercial real estate. …

Grandbridge: Barring Disruptor, No End in Sight for Capital Flowing into CRE

 John Randall of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital talks about the capital available in the commercial real estate market. The risk-adjusted returns available in CML [capital market line] debt capital markets is superior to that offered by alternative investment classes, he says. “Until we see any meaningful steepener on the curve or significant disruption, there’s really no end in sight to the liquidity in both debt and equity flowing into commercial real estate.” This breeds …

Berkadia: Affordable housing concerns require local solutions

 David Leopold, Senior Vice President and Head of Affordable Housing at Berkadia, speaks with reporter Nellie Day about the ever-growing need for affordable housing and the challenges of meeting increasing demand. As Leopold discusses the differences between subsidized affordable housing and “organic,” workforce housing that is not driven by subsidies, he looks at the short- and long-term impacts of each approach.“Like all real estate, affordable housing challenges are very …

What Does Walker & Dunlop’s New Venture Mean for Multifamily Lending?

 Walker & Dunlop has entered into a joint venture with commercial real estate data science company GeoPhy to optimize the multifamily valuation process. The new appraisal company is called Apprise, and its goal is a five-day appraisal to accelerate the delivery of capital to real estate operators, Walker & Dunlop’s clients among them. Brad Savage, MAI, CCIM, Chief Product Officer of Apprise, discusses the marriage of data and human expertise in Apprise’s approach to commercial …

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