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Vice president of CMBS research, Morningstar Credit Ratings
“2017 marked the strongest year for
[commercial] mortgage debt growth
since 2007, with Fannie Mae, Freddie
Mac and FHA leading the market.”
Vice president of commercial real estate research,
Mortgage Bankers Association
“With all the retail apocalypse
headlines, people got a little gun shy
with malls. It created a lot of overly
pessimistic expectations when it came
to the performance of these loans.”
Commercial and multifamily mortgage lenders closed
a record $530 billion in loans in 2017, 8 percent higher
than in 2016, according to the Mortgage Bankers
Association’s annual survey. Commercial banks led the
way among investor groups in originating the loans,
accounting for $151.2 billion of the total, the trade
group’s survey shows.
Source: Mortgage Bankers Association
Top Sources of Commercial
Mortgage Loans in 2017
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America’s priciest streets for office space
commanded an average asking rent of
$48.86 per square foot in 2017, nearly
47 percent higher than in the rest of the
country, JLL reported. The nation’s most
expensive street — South Hill Road in
San Francisco — is home to several
venture capital companies.
America’s top locations
for office space
Most Expensive Streets for Office Space in 2017