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Yield curve continues to flatten making long-term financing more attractive

By Michael Chase

During the last US recession from 2007-2009 the FED adopted an accommodative policy reducing interest rates in an effort to provide economic stimulus. Throughout 2008 the FED Funds Rate was reduced rates seven times, until that December when it was set to 0.25 percent (effectively zero percent).

As the US economy began to recover in 2010 there was an inherent feeling that historically low interest rates were not likely to last forever. The FED Funds Rate was kept at zero percent, and a significant spread was created between the short and long-term interest rates. At one point the spread between the 5-year and 10-year US treasury reached 150 basis points!

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NorthMarq Capital hires industry veteran Mark Whelan as vice president of its Boston office

BOSTON (August 17, 2016) – Mark Whelan has joined NorthMarq Capital’s Boston-based regional office as vice president. At NorthMarq, Whelan’s principal focus will be sourcing debt and equity opportunities to be presented to a targeted set of capital sources through the creation of financing summaries which will include financial analysis of the subject property, project and market data and sponsorship information.

Whelan arrives at NorthMarq with 18 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry, during which time he has generated more than $2 billion in permanent, interim/bridge and construction debt placements.

Prior to NorthMarq, Whelan spent 10 years at Fantini & Gorga, sourcing and completing debt placements. Before this, he served on a two-man origination team in KeyBank Real Estate Capital’s Boston office for 4.5 years, during which the team originated more than $1 billion in debt volume through various capital platforms. Whelan has also worked as a loan analyst for Meredith & Grew (now Colliers International Boston), as a financial analyst for a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch and has served as a Commercial Real Estate Broker in the Cambridge, Massachusetts market for a Boston-based brokerage firm.

“We are very happy with the addition of Mark Whelan to our Boston office. Mark’s years of experience in the business as well as the relationships he has developed will make a great addition to the New England NorthMarq team,” said Ed Riekstins, managing director of NorthMarq’s Boston office.

Whelan graduated with a Master of Science in Finance from Bentley University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

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NorthMarq Capital announces Ed Riekstins as managing director of its Boston office

BOSTON (June 23, 2016) – The Boston regional office of NorthMarq Capital is proud to announce the promotion of Ed Riekstins to managing director. In his new role, Riekstins will manage the Boston office’s production for insurance companies, agency lenders Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, CMBS lenders, equity investors and other financing sources represented by NorthMarq.

“With more than 20 years of finance and real estate experience, as well as serving in several positions of the Mortgage Bankers Association, we feel the Boston office is in good hands under Ed’s leadership,” said Jeffrey Weidell, NorthMarq Capital president.

Riekstins joined the Boston office in 2012 when NorthMarq acquired Q10 New England Realty Resources. At Q10 New England Realty Resources, he oversaw all commercial loan production and served as president and chief operating officer for the Boston/ New England office of Q10 Capital, LLC.

Early in his career, Riekstins was chosen for the inaugural class of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) “Future Leaders” program. He is past vice-chairman of the MBA’s Statistics and Research Committee and has served on the Technology Committee. He also served as Treasurer for the New England CCIM chapter, as well as several other committees for CCIM. He is a candidate for the CCIM and CMB designation.

Riekstins is a member of the Real Estate Finance Association of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and a member of NAIOP. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Boston University and an MBA from Bentley University.

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NorthMarq Capital featured in GlobeSt.com

Doug Nickerson, vice president of NorthMarq Capital’s Boston office, was featured in GlobeSt.com for securing the $50 million refinancing of Franklin Village Plaza, a 303,096 sq. ft. grocery-anchored, mixed-use property in Franklin, Massachusetts. Check out the full coverage here…

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The Boston office arranges all forms of commercial debt and equity financing for numerous property types including multifamily, student housing, industrial, retail, hospitality, etc. Download this two-page flyer to learn more about the Boston office.

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