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Unraveling the Maze of Commercial Real Estate Loans

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Unraveling the Maze of Commercial Real Estate Loans

The economy is good and much of the commercial real estate inventory has been absorbed. Lease rates are climbing and property values are increasing. The temptation is to renovate, develop, and purchase commercial real estate. And rightfully so. Significant wealth can be built in owning and developing commercial real estate in the current market.

Banks have become more aggressive and have money to lend for commercial real estate deals. Local community banks not only have a need to loan money, they ...

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Financing Commercial Real Estate; SBA May Be the Way

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In the recent Great Recession, many in the industry joked about financing commercial real estate, “If it’s not SBA, there ain’t no way”. The economy and commercial real estate has improved, but it is still tough to finance or refinance commercial real estate with conventional banks. Banks remain under the microscope of the FDIC and the regulations on banks are complex, ever changing, and overbearing for many smaller banks.

Until recently, “Extend and Pretend” was the unwritten policy of many banks, ...

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Micro Strength; The Hope for Commercial Real Estate

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One factor helping to drive commercial building starts is the aging of America. As the Baby Boomer generation pushes the age demographic ever upward, more senior housing and nursing care facilities are needed. The result is an increase in construction starts for these two areas over last year, according to the Seniors Housing Construction Trends Report 2011.

According to David Schless, president of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), it is an important but modest amount of new construction. “Until the capital markets ...

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