Archive for July, 2015


CRE Borrowing Rates Edging Up in Advance of Expected Fed Move

Even though the Fed today signaled that it remains on course to raise interest rates in September or later this year, a few banks have already begun raising interest pricing on their commercial real estate loans, particularly for multifamily property. While long expected given the overall strength of the economy, the bump in pricing is […]

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W.P. Carey racks up $161M worth of buys in 2015

So far, it’s been a busy year in self-storage for W.P. Carey. The publicly traded real estate REIT spent $161 million to buy 15 self-storage facilities during the first half of 2015. The company also acquired a site for its first development project with a joint venture partner. Besides self-storage, New York City, NY-based W.P. […]

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The Fed is setting the stage for a September interest rate hike

The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September. The U.S. central bank is scheduled to issue its latest policy statement at 2 p.m. EDT following a two-day meeting, spelling out how policymakers […]

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WHAT DOES A FED RATE HIKE REALLY MEAN FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE? 10 TOP ECONOMISTS WEIGH IN

There are growing expectations that the Fed will raise interest rates by the end of this year and, some predict, as early as September. Bisnow polled 10 of the country’s top economists to find out what a Fed rate hike really means for commercial real estate. Read what the experts think on BisNow

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