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Premier Retail Location in Default

February 16, 2010

Tweet Remember the Premier Retail Location by Santana Row we blogged about back in October? Well not surprisingly, the asset is now in default. On the one hand, only big rents can save this thing, but on the other what is the point of marketing it at a ridiculous rent and simply spinning your wheels? Looking […]

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Congressional Oversight Panel Issues Report on CRE

February 11, 2010

Tweet The Congressional Oversight Panel, chaired by Elizabeth Warren has issued its February report, and it’s focus is on “Commercial Real Estate Losses and the Risk to Financial Stability”. It’s a long read (189 pages), but from the executive summary here are some key points: Between 2010 and 2014, about $1.4 trillion in commercial real […]

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Banks Increasing CRE Lending; Bond Spreads To Widen

February 8, 2010

Tweet Sentiment at the Mortgage Bankers Association meeting last week in Vegas showed improvement. More banks are not only willing to lend, but their threshold for risk and size is also increasing. That readiness to restart was reflected in a separate survey of 60 banks and other lenders at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual conference […]

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S&P: Worst Yet To Come For Commercial Real Estate Loans

February 1, 2010

Tweet Despite all the good news that you’ve been hearing about commercial real estate, we haven’t been entirely convinced. We’ve indicated that uncertainty and continued weakness in rents and occupancy are powerful enough forces to keep the commercial real estate sector in check for some time. Now S&P is out with a research paper entitled, “Industry […]

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CRE Videos … Sternlicht and More

January 28, 2010

Tweet More videos… First up, Barry Sternlicht on Bloomberg from Davos. Not much new except that they’re hot on residential land. This is understandable as housing stabilizes in a market that has seen little new development. Second up is Greg Genovese, of Thompson National Properties, and Jordan Sadler, of Keybanc Capital Markets discussing FED impact […]

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Prudential U.S. Quarterly Report

January 28, 2010

Tweet rudential has put out it’s latest report outlining it’s take on the commercial real estate market. Some bullet points from the report: The recent appearance of positive indicators – economic and otherwise – has turned market sentiment in the commercial real estate sector decidedly more favorable. Widespread distress has yet to materialize, although it […]

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Bruce Mosler of C&W Optimistic

January 26, 2010

Tweet Bruce Mosler, co-chairman of Cushman & Wakefield believes that the activity at the end of 2009 will continue. There is no doubt about that; companies as we type are negotiating large deals (there are numerous 200K+ SF deals in the works) in the valley. The question is not absorption so much as it should […]

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Moody’s: CRE Prices Will Continue To Fall

January 26, 2010

Tweet Despite seeing a 1% uptick in November prices, Moody’s is indicating that it is very likely that commercial real estate prices will continue to fall. “We anticipate further deterioration in property fundamentals and increases in cap rates,” he suggested, acknowledging that “the worst of the value declines is likely over.” This goes to the […]

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Receivers In Demand

January 25, 2010

Tweet About a week ago, we posted an article about receivership. The LA Times today has an article out about the hot receivership market and the upswing in activity as projects falter (like this one). It’s not a particularly captivating read, but if you’re interested, here is a link to the article.

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Simon “Agrees” to $2.25B Note Sale

January 25, 2010

Tweet My, how far we’ve come. In less than twelve months, we have gone from capital crisis, to reading articles about how “Simon Property Group L.P. has agreed to sell $2.25 billion of its senior unsecured notes”. Fine, fine, I’ll take your $2.25B. [via Retail Traffic]

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