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5 ways technology is overhauling commercial real estate

source: Baltimore Business Journal; Alex Kopicki, Contributor In the commercial real estate industry, it’s easy to get tunnel vision when racing from one deal to the next. Right now there is a major intersection between traditional commercial real estate and the fluid technology industry that will affect the way brokers and clients do business. Here More

Mortgage application volume rises again on refinance activity (Scotsman Guide)

source: Scotmans Guide Wed Jan 21, 2015 07:25 PST Refinances drove mortgage applications up for the second week as mortgage rates remained low, and overall application volume was at the highest level since June 2013 last week, according to the weekly Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) applications survey released today. The overall MBA application index rose More

This year, commercial real estate lenders will develop a taste for risk: Survey

Source: ICSC.org Publish Date: January 14, 2015 Category: SCT Newswire Articles Topics: finance Commercial-mortgage lending is expected to increase in 2015, as lenders’ appetites to place new loans remain strong and borrowers’ appetites to borrow increase, according to a Mortgage Bankers Association survey of 60 commercial-mortgage origination firms.  All of the firms surveyed said they expect originations More

Supermarket M&A Activity Creates Ripples for Shopping Center Owners

source: National Real Estate Investor The supermarket sector has been one of the most active markets for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) over the past two years, and there’s no reason to think the activity will slow this year. Retailers will continue to opportunistically seek acquisitions to drive earnings growth, and the ongoing consolidation could translate into More

Crowdfunding Changing Commercial Real Estate

It was only natural that commercial real estate would become the next big industry that needed disintermediation, similar to the way Uber tackled transportation and Airbnb shook up hospitality.

Black Friday Fizzles With Consumers as Sales Tumble 11%

Even after doling out discounts on electronics and clothes, retailers struggled to entice shoppers to Black Friday sales events, putting pressure on the industry as it heads into the final weeks of the holiday season.

Commercial Demand Gets Boost from Economic Momentum in Q3

Commercial Demand Gets Boost from Economic Momentum in Q3

NAR forecasts steady 2015 for Commercial,Multifamily slight decline

NAR forecasts steady 2015 for Commercial,Multifamily slight decline

89% of U.S. millennials will shop at a mall this holiday source: ICSC.org

Simon isn’t worried about losing shopper traffic to the Internet this holiday season, especially among the millennial age group. According to the landlord’s 2014 Holiday Shopping Behavior Survey of 1,048 holiday shoppers aged 18 and older, millennial consumers plan to do their holiday shopping at malls this year.

Fed ends asset-buying program, notes housing ‘remains slow’ (source: Scotsman Guide)

The Federal Reserve Board announced today that it will end its program of buying mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and other assets by Friday, confirming the statement of intent it made this past July.