Financial Digest

Worth Avenue Capital places $1.5 million commercial loan

Boston, MA Worth Avenue Capital, LLC (WAC) is pleased to announce that it just successfully closed a $1.5 million commercial loan to a middl...

Why to choose a swap loan over a fixed rate loan - by Tim Weiss and Mairead Anderson

Most banks offer borrowers fixed rate financing in the form of a fixed rate loan or a variable rate loan combined with a fixed rate swap. Two important factors need to be considered by borrowers when deciding which form of the financing to accept.

Spiegel Associates arranges a $4.65m construction/permanent loan for six story multifamily building

Brooklyn, NY Sidney Spiegel of Spiegel Associates has arranged a $4.65 million construction/permanent loan for a multifamily property. The l...

Real Estate Finance Association September update: Fall programming and Annual Gala

Boston, MA The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) kicked off September with an Added Amenities education program held on Tuesday, Septem...

HFF completes $324m in construction financing for Arsenal Yards redevelopment

Watertown, MA Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) completed $324 million in construction financing and joint venture equity for the develop...

KeyBank Real Estate Capital handles $59.5 million in financings

Windsor, CT KeyBank Real Estate Capital has arranged financing for two separate multifamily properties in the greater Hartford area totaling...

Real estate values achieving all-time highs - Steven Elliott

Nothing like the warmth of summer, with its long days, and the Red Sox playing almost .700 baseball, to put everyone in a good mood. The economy is still chugging along with real estate values achieving all-time highs. To put it into

Markets are recording some pushback on rates and rents - by David Kirk

Seemingly unrelated, current commercial real estate capital markets and property markets are recording some pushback on rates and rents respectively. Also, a marginal decline in activity, volume and velocity. Summer stickiness was often

The Counselors of Real Estate release its Annual List of Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate

Chicago, IL In a break with the tradition of list announcements, The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) professional association presented its ...

Durkin’s last hurrah! Ways to improve appraisal profession - by Roger Durkin

One last blast about what appraisal associations and individual appraisers should be doing to improve the appraisal profession. Here is a partial list: Lobby for a rule of lenity for appraisal regulations requiring that vague and ambiguous rules be