Commercial Real Estate's Least Alluring Sector is Red Hot
CNBC's Diana Olick writes — Amazon.com‘s latest move, to anticipate what you want to buy and start shipping it before you even buy it, could be a big boon to a sector that is already seeing huge gains. Industrial warehouse space, once a dud in real estate, is now closing in on prom queen status, as more retail goes online and as the housing market recovers.
Rental Apartment Threat Alert? Homeownership Rate Inches Up
Demand has steadily increased for rental housing and, even though rent growth peaked in 2012, owners are still experiencing consistent, sometimes historic, growth in a number of markets. But as that rent growth marches on, and the for-sale market continues to revive, it's forcing many renters to reconsider the rent. vs. own debate.
By Any Measure, Commercial Real Estate Default Rates are Falling
GlobeSt — Two separate reports add to the growing picture of health that is commercial real estate finance. Both reports--one from the Mortgage Bankers Association, the other from Chandan Economics—show delinquency rates dropping across most categories of loan types.
Life Company Lenders Encountering Renewed Competition
Chandan — The initial recovery in commercial real estate investment activity has been rewarding for life company lenders. Absent robust competition to originate mortgages to institutional borrowers, life companies have expanded their share of the secured debt market while working to hold the line on underwriting standards. It has not been a volume game.