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Director of economics and multifamily research, Fannie Mae
“We had a period of time where …
it was a screaming buy opportunity
to be in commercial real estate.
There are still opportunities, just
not as compelling as it had been
a few years earlier.”
Senior vice president, Real Capital Analytics
“It is still going to be a fairly busy
year [for multifamily mortgage
originations]. … Those fundamental
drivers are still in place for multifamily,
which is the demographics, the jobs
and the household formations.”
Commercial debt held by major investor classes
rose at the fastest pace during the first half of
2018 than it did at any time since 2007, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported. All four major
investor groups increased their holdings this past
second quarter, and total debt outstanding grew
to a record $1.3 trillion.
Source: Mortgage Bankers Association
Commercial Mortgage Debt
Added in Q2 2018
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Manhattan reestablished itself in 2018
as the leading commercial real estate
investment market in the U.S., displacing
Los Angeles, Real Capital Analytics
reported. Through the first three quarters
of 2018, six out of the top 25 U.S. markets
posted record-high transaction-volume
levels, the company said.
Source: Real Capital Analytics
Sales Volume for the Top Commercial-Property Markets
Year-To-Date through Q3*
*Properties valued at $2.5 million or more