Defaults and banking dangers have the office sector on edge

The office, from the mortgage lender’s perspective, is now a four-letter word. This pithy lamentation about the office sector came from Varuna Bhattacharyya, a real estate finance partner with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner law firm in New York City. “For me, it’s that feeling of the unknown, of uncertainty. We’re not really sure if there […]

International Investments: Japan

After taking a wait-and see-attitude in 2021, Japanese cross-border investors came back to the U.S. in a big way in 2022. Businesses from the world’s third-largest economy (based on nominal gross domestic product) have a long history of being among the top overseas investors in U.S. markets, but the COVID-19 pandemic lessened their interest. That […]

Uncertainty creeps into the apartment market forecast

With the global financial markets off to an uncertain start in 2023, the U.S. multifamily housing sector faces a number of challenges. These obstacles are driven by a combination of unique consumer preferences in the post-pandemic era and broader macroeconomic forces. Over the course of 2022, Moody’s Analytics found that the multifamily vacancy rate fell […]

Q&A: Peter Muoio, SitusAMC Insights

Commercial real estate returns fell into negative territory in fourth-quarter 2022 and the outlook for first-quarter 2023 was just as gloomy. These are among the findings in the most recent ValTrends quarterly report released this past March by SitusAMC Insights, a leading solutions provider for the real estate finance industry. “The more volatility there is, […]