Lenders' Insatiable Appetite for Commercial Real Estate
Erika Morpy writes — The commercial real estate lending community shows no signs of scaling back its appetite for business, according to the Fall 2014 Survey of Commercial Real Estate Lender Sentiment, a report issued by the Real Estate Lenders Association and Chandan Economics. In fact certain providers, such as CMBS lenders and life companies are expected to grow their market share.
Sam Chandan speaks with CNBC ahead of the October jobs report. The labor market is improving and job numbers may come in ahead of expectations, however continued weakness in wages and income are factoring into the Fed's overall assessment.
Redeveloping New York Factories Into Small Business Hubs
Erin Zlomek writes — When furniture designer Kristen Wentrcek moved her business into a shuttered Pfizer plant in Brooklyn, N.Y., she changed the light bulbs herself and used power tools to rip out a bank of metal pill cabinets.
Ahead of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' January employment report, Sam Chandan discusses current trends in the labor market. Chandan contends the Fed made an error in tying expectations for monetary policy to the unemployment rate, a highly ambiguous measure of job market health.
Warehouses Becoming Boon for Commercial Real Estate
Warehouses are becoming a commercial real estate boon, as more retailers beef up their online business. Online retailers such as Amazon are leading the trend, snapping up spaces for smaller distribution centers near major urban areas in an effort to get products closer to where people live, says Sam Chandan of Chandan Economics.