Are We There Yet?

When on any long car trip, the most common question kids have been asking for years is “Are we there yet?” Many real estate professionals are asking the same question concerning the robust recovery in real estate. Is the market seeing the top of the recovery period, or do we have room to continue ...

Cash Management 101: What you need to know about lockboxes

It’s become fairly common that loans originated for the CMBS market contain some form of in-place or springing lockbox mechanism. As lockboxes become more common, it’s important to understand the different forms of lockboxes, the associated costs and the issues they can create for real estate owners ...

Crowdfunding Isn’t Really About the Crowd

I recently attended a “crowdfunding” conference because I felt ill-informed about this nascent industry. Is crowdfunding a small time sideshow or a real estate sea change? I think it is too early to tell, but I was struck by one aspect of the industry which is compelling, and rather ironic; the very ...

Waves of capital and equity flooding today’s market

With the real estate markets humming along at near record levels thanks to employment growth, historically low interest rates and improving property fundamentals, conditions are ripe for a perfect storm in 2015. The market is awash with positivity and that forecast appears to be long-term. NorthMarq ...

"100% of Economists Were Wrong"

The title of an article published on Marketwatch last fall repeated the predictions of 67 economists who were surveyed in April. When the 10-year Treasury was 2.73%, ALL economists predicted a rise in this benchmark Treasury. The question was only how quickly it would rise to 4%! That made 100% of ...
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