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Capital Markets Briefing From ReisReports

Let’s take a deeper dive into 2012’s commercial real estate history.  What do we find?  Increases in commercial mortgage origination volume, strength in the apartment sector, and the gradual return of bank-owned properties to the post-crisis market are among the indicators highlighted by Reis Senior Economist Ryan Severino in today’s video from ReisReports.  Among the questions posed and answered:

  • Is capital flowing into the sector again?
  • How eager are investors to place capital?
  • Did 2012 outperform 2011?
  • Is mortgage performance still improving?
  • Are we now in another credit bubble?

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New Developments In The Covered Bond Market

Cover of Covered Bonds magazineCovered bonds are a way to increase credit flow to the commercial real estate industry.  A covered bond is a way for a bank to issue a bond backed by a pool of real estate assets that are backed not only by the assets contained therein, but also by the bank’s promise to repay.

NAR has been advocating for a commercial bond market because of the benefits it would bring to the industry in terms of credit availability.  An April podcast by NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong discusses the market and regulations on the table.

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