Monthly Archives: February 2015

2.20.15: Excitement Builds for National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers (NACLB) Annual Conference & Expo

The first National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers (NACLB) Annual Conference & Expo at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada is rapidly approaching. Preparations are in place to make this one of the top commercial loan brokerage events … Continue reading

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2.16.15: CMBS Borrower Loan Rates Off Record Lows with Swap Increases

Everyone involved in the origination and underwriting of CMBS conduit loans or the creation and selling of CMBS securities backed by the loans is keenly aware of the swap market. The swap rate is integral to the interest rate charged … Continue reading

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2.12.15: Apartment Rents Rise in 2014 Amid Strong Demand, But Is the Party Over?

Reis reports that apartment rents grew by 0.6% nationally during the fourth quarter of 2014, a bit of a slowdown from the pace observed during 2014’s second and third quarters. Nevertheless, the trend in rents is up. Annual rent growth … Continue reading

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ValueXpress Arranges $5.3-Million CMBS Conduit Loan for the Refinance of a 75-Room Candlewood Suites in Lithia Springs (Atlanta), GA

ValueXpress has arranged a $5.3-million CMBS conduit loan for the refinance of a Candlewood Suites constructed in 2013. Located 15 miles west of Atlanta off I-20 in Lithia Springs, Georgia, the property is a 4-story, 75-room, extended-stay, interior-corridor hotel constructed … Continue reading

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2.6.15: Report from the 2015 MBA CREF Convention

The CMBS conduit loan machine is cranking full tilt, according to participants at the 2015 MBA Commercial Real Estate Finance Convention (CREF) held recently in San Diego, California. This year’s CREF panelists suggested volume of $125 billion in CMBS originations … Continue reading

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2.3.15: Fixed-Fee CMBS Loan Programs Continue to Expand

“A colleague of mine for over 15 years announced the formal launch of a new fixed-fee CMBS conduit loan origination platform at the 2015 MBA Commercial Real Estate Finance Convention (CREF) held in San Diego, California,” commented Michael D. Sneden, … Continue reading

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2.2.15: Join the Mortgage Action Alliance

“If you only take away one thing from this year’s MBA convention, please join the Mortgage Action Alliance,” David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association said in his opening remarks at 2015 MBA Commercial Real Estate … Continue reading

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