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Is a drought coming for construction lending?

8/ 17/ 2016

Developers need to navigate capital markets carefully as lenders tighten purse strings. California has been enjoying a robust return of development across much of the state. Yet developers are facing new hurdles as it becomes more challenging to obtain construction…

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Know your lockbox options—and drawbacks—before you sign

7/ 27/ 2016

It’s become common that loans originated for the CMBS market contain some form of in-place or springing lockbox mechanism to collect property rents. The requirement for cash management/lockboxes is being driven by a combination of rating agencies, CMBS bond investors…

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MBA Chair-Elect Rodridgo Lopez urges reform in affordable housing financing

6/ 20/ 2016

Rodrigo Lopez, NorthMarq Capital Finance executive chairman and chair-elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association, recently spoke with Scotsman Guide News about affordable housing and the need to connect housing-finance reform and reforming the secondary mortgage market. Read the interview here

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CMBS Market Conditions a Bit Choppy! Why?

4/ 27/ 2016

NorthMarq Capital’s James DuMars was recently featured in the Sector Update section of Commercial Executive Magazine. In his commentary, DuMars address questions on the minds of many in the commercial real estate world such as “Why the turmoil in CMBS?”…