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    December

  • 12-06-10

    Monday’s Numbers: December 6, 2010

    The Commercial Mortgage Alert Trepp weekly survey of 15 active portfolio lenders was unchanged. There seems to be an all-in cost of 5.0% “glass ceiling” in place. For the survey period, average all-in cost equaled 4.80 percent.

  • November

  • 11-30-10

    Hospitality Upswing: More guests, higher occupancy

    What is surprising for the industry is the hotel recovery is happening at such a rapid clip, says Richard C. Conti, chairman of ULI’s Hotel Development Council. “The traditional U.S. hotel industry’s demand usually follows the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the industry usually goes through an 8-12 year cycle,” he continues. Read what Conti and other ULI members see ahead in the hotel industry.

  • 11-23-10

    Green Adaptive Use: The Hotel Palomar

    Sustainable design is about looking to the future, minimizing environmental impact not only during construction but also long after. Adaptive use looks to the past, retaining the rich architectural heritage of older buildings. Read how the Hotel Palomar in Philadelphia brings both strategies together in a boutique hotel that opened in the fall of 2009.

  • 11-22-10

    Monday’s Numbers: November 22, 2010

    The Commercial Mortgage Alert Trepp weekly survey of 15 active portfolio lenders narrowed slightly in response to widening in the yield of 10-year Treasury bonds. There seems to be an all-in cost of 5.0% “glass ceiling” in place as loan spreads moved in and Treasury spreads widened to accommodate changes in spreads and/or yields. For the survey period, average all-in cost equaled 4.87 percent.

  • 11-15-10

    Monday’s Numbers: November 15, 2010

    The Commercial Mortgage Alert Trepp weekly survey of 15 active portfolio lenders narrowed significantly (17 basis points on average) with multifamily spreads breaking the 200 basis point barrier between sanity and complete madness. Less than 200 over the 10-year curve seems a little too low a spread to compensate for the risks associated with making a loan secured by an operating business. During the period, 10-year Treasury bond yields were flat, with average all-in cost equal to 4.66 percent.

  • 11-08-10

    Monday’s Numbers: November 8, 2010

    The Commercial Mortgage Alert Trepp weekly survey of 15 active portfolio lenders was mixed with some widening and some narrowing between October 22nd and October 29th. During the period, 10-year Treasury bond yields came in 5 basis points, with average all-in cost equal to 4.83 percent.

  • 11-01-10

    Monday’s Numbers: November 1, 2010

    The Commercial Mortgage Alert Trepp weekly survey of 15 active portfolio lenders was mixed with some widening and some narrowing between October 15th and October 22nd. During the period, 10-year Treasury bond yields widened 5 basis points, with average all-in cost equal to equal to 4.89 percent.

  • October

  • 10-29-10

    Real Estate Up Down Under

    “The broader Australian economy is strong,” explains Roy Sheargold, Chairman of the Sheargold Group, a property development company in Sydney, Australia and a ULI Foundation Trustee. “As a result, confidence in commercial real estate is re-emerging and vacancy rates are falling.” Read what is fueling the economy in Australia, what development is underway and what experts think the market holds.

  • 10-25-10

    Monday’s Numbers: October 25, 2010

    The Commercial Mortgage Alert Trepp weekly survey of 15 active portfolio lenders widened between October 8th and October 15th. During the period, 10-year Treasury bond yields remained flat, with average all-in cost equal to equal to 4.86 percent.

  • 10-19-10

    Bill Marriott Sees Big Growth, Especially Overseas

    The hotel sector is coming back slowly in the United States, led by business travelers, but the majority of the growth in the full-service hotel market is overseas, said Bill Marriott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International at ULI’s Fall Meeting. Marriott described how his firm is adapting to changing market conditions and shared his views on U.S. policies affecting the business community. Read a summary of the key topics he touched on.