Recent Market Blog Posts

02.20.2020

The multi-family real estate asset class continues to be a favorite among real estate investors. In addition to investors viewing the multi-family asset as desirable, so do all major lending platforms. The following is a summary of how those major lender classifications currently look at multi-family financing. Insurance Companies Many insurance companies continue to be underweighted in apartments and are looking to increase allocations in their existing portfolio. Aggressive long-term fixed rates with thin spreads that are geared to compete for…

02.13.2020

The Barry Slatt Mortgage team attended the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Commercial Real Estate Finance Conference 2020 in San Diego, California earlier this week. Over the course of three days, we had more than 20 lenders meet with us back to back in our suite and had dozens of other meetings off-site.  The following are our top takeaways from the annual event. The conference was buzzing with over 3,000 commercial real estate professionals in attendance. Lenders were flush with marketing dollars…

02.06.2020

2019-nCoV, the coronavirus that was first diagnosed in Wuhan, China has spread throughout Asia. There have currently been a dozen patients diagnosed in the United States. According to a 5-5-2020 article in CNBC Markets, “China says a total of 28,018 cases have been confirmed and 563 people have died in the country”. Over 3,800 people are considered to still be in critical condition. The coronavirus has caused extreme volatility in Asia’s financial markets and has increased volatility in the US…