The Trepp survey for the week ending September 12 showed average spreads coming in about 5 basis points. The majority of analysts seem to agree with the Fed’s continued assurance that it is in control and knows what it is doing, as dire predictions are few and far between, at least for the moment. The first change in rates appears to have been pushed forward another quarter. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages was 4.0 percent, 64 basis points lower than year-end 2013. It remains a great time to be a borrower.Read More
The Trepp survey for the week ending September 5, 2014, again showed average spreads literally unchanged as the markets got back after the three-day holiday weekend, rested and ready to take on the world’s challenges. If you are planning financing and/or refinancing this year, now is the time to put the pedal to the floor.Read More
The Real Estate Roundtable released their quarterly Sentiment Index, with the index increasing slightly, reflecting participants’ confidence in a continuing recovery in the U.S. economy as well as increasing allocations of capital to the real estate industry.Read More
The Trepp survey for the week ending August 22 shows average spreads literally unchanged. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages remained at 373 basis points—81 basis points lower than at year-end 2013.Read More
The Trepp survey for the week ending August 15, 2014, showed average spreads coming in an average of 2 basis points. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages decreased to 373 basis points on the back of a 10-basis-point decrease in ten-year Treasuries.
The Trepp survey for the week ending August 8, 2014, showed average spreads continuing to widen. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages increased to 3.85 percent, down 79 basis points this year.
The conventional wisdom is that the Fed will allow interest rates to begin to increase later in the year. If that’s the case, why are ten-year U.S. Treasuries declining, reaching an intraday low of 2.35 percent, a rate not seen since last June?
The Trepp survey for the week ending July 25 showed average spreads declining 2 basis points on what seems to be their inexorable path to zero.
A recent article described how yield-starved investors are turning their attention and buying power to riskier and riskier investments. And companies are taking full advantage, issuing more than $350 billion of bonds year-to-date, on pace to exceed last year’s record $447 billion of issuance.
Investors from China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore are leading a transformational change in European property markets that will have as much impact as the high-tech revolution, a group of experts said at the ULI Real Estate Trends Conference in London.