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Navigating the complex world of real estate capital

Monday, June 06, 2016

Real Estate Indicators from Christopher Carroll, Managing Director in HFF’s Chicago office nav•i•ga•tion navəˈɡāSH(ə)n/ noun The process or activity of accurately ascertaining one's position and planning and following a route.* More than ever before, consumers of real estate capital are confronted with countless options when considering capital partners – both equity and debt. The introduction of foreign capital and an emerging shadow-banking market has created a veritable bazaar at which to shop. I liken this to a trip to the... [Read More]

The VC Bubble Just Popped, So What’s Next for Bay Area Commercial Real Estate?

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Real Estate Indicators from Thomas Foley, HFF San Francisco capital markets and investment sales team member. The party is over in startup land. Over the past three years, we have seen one of the most robust venture capital (VC) investment booms in history. Starting a company has never been easier or less expensive. Incubator and co-working space has popped up in more and more places and investors who have never before participated in this market began investing large amounts of capital. SOURCE: PWC MONEYTREE Since 1995, the Bay Area has... [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]

Looking for a construction loan? Better pay attention to these trends

Friday, May 27, 2016

With all the buzz surrounding construction loans, HFF has put together a brief overview summarizing trends we are seeing in the market. The bullet points below are designed to provide some clarity into the current construction loan market.  Across the country, we are seeing that banks are generally being less aggressive when it comes to construction loans. For loans that are $25 million and above, regional banks are more aggressive; however, the current trend is that all banks are taking longer to arrange construction loans. Smaller regional developers that sign recourse are still able to get 70 percent +/- for pre-leased retail, office and industrial. Debt Funds will do construction loans but need size and want spreads north... [Read More]

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