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Commercial | November 2018 
The Large and Small of CMBS
Mortgage brokers are increasingly getting involved in helping to find financing for investment, multifamily and small-balance commercial properties as interest rates increase and th...
By Jeffrey Taylor, co-founder and executive vice president of capital-markets, Velocity Commercial Capital

Residential | February 2018 
Appeal to Next-Generation Investors
Most businesses today are appealing to millennials, as well as their younger Gen Z brothers and sisters who are just starting to graduate from high school and college. With good reason: Millennials ha...
By Michael Miller, chief marketing officer, 5 Arch

Residential | January 2018 
Hard Facts about Hard Money
What is hard money? Mortgage originators often get this question from prospective clients when discussing potential financing options for the purchase of a property. The hard money industry’s ro...
By Houtan Hormozian, vice president, Crestico Inc.

Commercial | December 2017 
Assess the Self-Storage Landscape
For operators of self-storage businesses, the hurricane catastrophes that struck Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico this past August and September have become business-altering events. In the immediate af...
By Ken Schutter, executive vice president, A10 Capital

Commercial | November 2017 
Find the Right Audience for Senior-Housing Deals
Entering fourth-quarter 2017, the senior-housing and care industry remained active. This sector is comprised of independent and assisted living, memory care, nursing care, or any combination of these ...
By Bennett Johnson, vice president and practice leader, CBRE

Residential | June 2017 
Grab Hold of Residential Investment
With the refinance market declining and a purchase market that likely won’t take up the slack, mortgage originators should consider broadening their client base to include investors who are actively e...
By Robert Greenberg, chief marketing officer, Patch of Land

Residential | January 2017 
An Unexpected Duet
Originators today are desperately trying to recover the market share they lost after the mortgage crisis of 2008. At a time when conventional lending is being squeezed by QM, ATR, TRID, LE, CD, HMDA a...
By Jeffrey Tesch, managing director, RCN Capital LLC

Commercial | April 2003 
Real Estate as an Alternative Investment: What Options are Available?
It is no wonder that real estate has become a popular investment. In general, it’s an asset that will appreciate, and typically it holds its value. With the stock market in the doldrums, there is a gr...
By Scott Farb, CPA, principal-in-charge of the national real estate practice, Rothstein, Kass & Co.

Residential | November 2005 
The New Whole-Loan Investors
When mortgage bankers and brokers think of potential investors for their pipeline of jumbo, Alt-A and nonconforming loans, the usual candidates are thrifts, Wall Street firms, banks and insurance co...
By Richard Payne, president, The New York Mortgage Co. LLC

Commercial | October 2007 
Thinking Globally
In late June, two national banking and financial-services firms announced they had raised more than $12 billion to create two of the largest funds investing in non-U.S. real estate. Not long afterwa...
By Victor Calanog, chief economist and senior vice president for research, Reis Inc.

Commercial | May 2007 
From the Top
As Baypoint Financial Services’ Kevin Robbins details in our Lead Article, there’s a lot we can learn from watching a few lines. The slope of a yield curve, he explains, is a large determ...
By Geary Britton-Simmons, founder, Scotsman Guide Media, Inc

Residential | October 2008 
Don’t Foreclose on Opportunity
Consumers and venture capitalists alike are looking for signs that the housing market will bottom out. Mortgage brokers who understand varying opinions on this, as well as the effect that foreclosur...
By Peter Hébert, author, Mortgaged and Armed

Commercial | January 2010 
You've Got Options
Frozen capital markets and tight lending conditions are continuing to contribute to a dramatic reduction in commercial real estate transactions. Global commercial real estate sales remain at low level...
By Samuel A. Gillespie, chief operating officer, Behringer Harvard Opportunity Advisors

Commercial | September 2011 
Checking in on the Hotel Market
Much of the press regarding the  hotel industry makes it appear that the hotel sector is recovering and that profitability is returning. Although average daily rates, occupancy and revenue per av...
By Steven Marx, president and founder, Hotel Source Inc.

Commercial | May 2011 
Take the Stress Out of Distressed Properties
In today’s market, many commercial property owners find themselves in a distressing situation: They need financing, but they can’t get it. For some, current loans are coming due, and they need funds t...
By Paul Trimakas, president, Trim Financial Services Inc


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