BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (March 31, 2022) – Michael Chase, senior vice president/managing director of Northmarq’s Boston-based regional office, recently shared his expert insights in a feature story, titled “A Cushioning Effect,” in the most recent edition of Wealth Management Real Estate (formally National Real Estate Investor). The focus is on banks, and how they are still likely to offer plenty of liquidity for commercial real estate borrowers, even in a changing environment.
Despite looming interest rate hikes ahead in 2022, banks appear well positioned to continue originating new loans and defending their position as the dominant financing source for commercial real estate.
“Heading into 2022, I do think capital from banks remains available, and they’re going to be aggressive,” said Chase. “There is a lot of capital available across the banking sector from community banks, middle market banks, national money center banks and even international banks. However, their strategies related to commercial real estate lending, the types of deals they are going after, and how they price their debt can be quite varied.”