Industry Watch: AllyHome launches refi program, New Rez adds ARMs and more

Newrez has enhanced its Dream Big and non-qualified mortgage product suites with the launch of new adjustable-rate mortgage loan products. Available as 5-, 7- and 10-year ARM options, the new loan products are now offered across the company’s Direct to Consumer, Joint Venture and Wholesale lending channels as part of the Dream Big product suite. […]

International Investments: Japan

Japanese investors, like those from virtually every other country, have taken a bit of a step back when it comes to investing in U.S. commercial real estate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Land of the Rising Sun climbed from eighth in 2019 to seventh in 2020 among the top countries for injecting capital into U.S. […]

Troubles are on the horizon for student housing

The 2020-2021 academic year proved difficult for the U.S. student-housing sector, a niche for investors in multifamily housing. Concerns about COVID-19 infections, as well as travel restrictions and hybrid education models, diminished the demand for space, causing a spike in the vacancy rate and capital-market malaise for this segment. As progress continues toward a full […]

Despite a travel resurgence, hotels face a multiyear recovery

With the COVID-19 pandemic fading, it’s tempting to assume that the hard-hit hotel industry will immediately recover due to a surge in vacation travel. The truth, according to analysts, is more complicated than that. Hotel forecasts suggest that the industry will recover slowly, which will affect financing decisions — as well as the values and […]