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Q2 2014 Investment & Debt Trends Chandan's Q2 2014 apartment lending and investment trends reports are available now on the client site.

November 21 | Fox Business Network

Housing Hitting Bottom? Following the release of new data showing a rise in home sales, Connell McShane speaks with Sam Chandan about the sector's outlook. In spite of record-low mortgage rates, rising rents, and declining house prices, the increase in sales activity has been relatively modest. Dr Chandan explains why a sustained improvement in housing is unlikely to assert itself in the near- to medium-term.

Visit our new page – Chandan on the Housing Market – for this and other recent commentary on housing market conditions.

November 9 | National Real Estate Investor

Nontraditional Lenders Gain Multifamily Market Share | by Susan Piperato | As apartment fundamentals continue to strengthen, a broad range of lenders is reengaging with investors in support of property sales and new construction. NREI Managing Editor Susan Piperato writes:

November Economic Review

Economy Buffeted By European, Domestic Headwinds If equity markets offer any indication, investor optimism in the outlook for business profits increased measurably during October. The Dow Jones jumped more than 1,000 points during the month, rising by 9.5 percent. A broader market measure, the S&P 500 spiked 10.8 percent, its best one-­‐‑month result since 1991. REIT stocks performed even better.

November 3 | Austin Business Journal

Lenders Eye a Project's Location | by Cody Lyon | Lending conditions are improving even as historical loan performance trends remain mixed, explains Cody Lyon. Among other examples, Lyon cites a $35 million construction loan for RiverView Apartments in Austin made by Bank America. Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets' Jimmy Board tells Lyon that banks are among the sources of credit reengaging with borrowers:

November 1 | Multi Housing News

Volume of Delinquent Loans Declines The health of banks' multifamily and commercial real estate balance sheets is improving. In its November edition, Multi Housing News reports on the findings of Chandan Economics' latest analysis of mortgages held by US depository institutions. The default rate on apartment mortgages showed the largest decline, falling to 3.3 percent in the second quarter.

Read the full story in the November digital edition of Multi Housing News magazine.

November 1 | Reuters

Coach Commits to Moving to New York City's Hudson Yards | by Ilaina Jonas | Related Companies' 26-acre development on Manhattan's West Side has announced its first major commitment, explains Ilaina Jonas. Retailer Coach said it intends to purchase 600,000 square feet in one of the project's towers. Construction at Hudson Yards is expected to begin in mid-2012 with completion projected for 2015.

Read the full story at the Reuters website.