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Construction Lending in Today’s Changing Marketplace

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Real Estate Indicators by senior managing director Thomas R. Didio in HFF's New Jersey office. In the past, developers of commercial and residential multifamily projects would spend years getting projects through the state and local planning approvals and would have a number of lenders that would be willing to fund a significant portion of the construction and land cost to build to the project. The loan amount could be as much as 80 to 100 percent of the construction costs and land purchase price. There were not many new opportunities... [Read More]

Mid-Year 2017 Industrial Capital Markets Review

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Real Estate Indicators from Senior Managing Director Jose Cruz in HFF's New Jersey office. From an equity markets perspective, demand for industrial product continues to be strong with institutions and private funds that are underweight in northeast industrial properties. The reason we are not seeing more activity is because there has been – and continues to be – a lack of quality offerings in the most sought after markets from the Meadowlands down along the Interstate 95/Turnpike Corridor to Exits 8A/7A. As owners who are hesitant to part ways with... [Read More]

Equity Market: Abundant Capital, Selective Investors

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Equity market update from HFF Senior Managing Director Jon Mikula. After a year of price discovery, increased target allocations and a commitment to real estate investing strategies by institutional investors speak to the health of the market. New Jersey has remained at the forefront of the investment scene, attracting a healthy mix of investment from private investors, listed REITs, institutions and foreign capital sources seeking better risk-adjusted returns. In an environment where policy uncertainty looms, transaction volume has been slow to gain momentum across the U.S. during the first quarter ... [Read More]

New Jersey Multifamily Sales Strong in 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Real Estate Indicators by HFF Senior Managing Director Jose Cruz in HFF's New Jersey office In a year where most predicted a slowdown in multifamily investment in the state of New Jersey, we are seeing very strong activity and record pricing being achieved for both core and core plus assets. We are also observing both aggressive cap rates being paid and per unit pricing north of $600,000 per door for Hoboken and Jersey City. In addition, Class B assets in the suburban markets are trading at... [Read More]

HFF's Jose Cruz on the New Jersey CRE Market

Monday, November 28, 2016

Senior Managing Director Jose Cruz, who is also co-head of HFF's New Jersey office, will be a panelist at ULI North New Jersey's Real Estate Trends 2017 event on December 1. The event will explore key emerging trends that will shape the real estate market in 2017, including what the future holds for real estate investment and development; results of the 38th annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017 survey and interviews; and what industry leaders, including Mr. Cruz, say about the... [Read More]

The State of Debt Markets: Mid-Year 2016 Review

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Real Estate Indicators from Jon Mikula, Senior Managing Director and Co-Office Head for HFF New Jersey. There is currently no lack of liquidity in the commercial real estate market. One hundred and thirty-eight billion dollars of dry powder has been raised by closed and open ended funds to be deployed in the space, representing a 60 percent increase from the peak in the last cycle. Additionally, foreign capital has made a significant shift as an active investor in the U.S. In 2015, foreign investment totaled $88... [Read More]

Future of Industrial Capital Robust

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Real Estate Indicators from Michael Nachamkin, Managing Director for HFF New Jersey. Commercial Real Estate has outperformed corporate bonds, the S&P, commodities and treasuries over the last 10 to 15 years. Institutional capital has taken note of this trend and has continued to increase its allocations to this investment class. U.S. real estate activity significantly increased in 2015 with single-asset trading activity at an all-time historic high. In 2016, entity-level deals are significantly off from the 2015 levels, as the majority of the core assets/portfolios traded in the... [Read More]

HFF's Jose Cruz on Panel at New Jersey Gold Coast Multifamily Summit 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

Jose Cruz, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of HFF New Jersey's office, will be a featured speaker at the Fourth Annual New Jersey Gold Coast & Spring Multifamily Summit 2016 on March 17 at Maritime Parc in Jersey City, New Jersey. Mr. Cruz will be on a panel with other industry thought leaders who will discuss the global investments in New Jersey’s Gold Coast area and analyze the infusion of new capital sources from international, crowdfunding and North-American regional players. Discussion topics will include: Investments and developments in the Gold Coast compared to other cities Perception change in the Gold Coast New investment opportunities in Jersey City Real estate landscape forecast for 2016 Regional outlook for... [Read More]


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