adaptive reuse

Lending on Adaptive Reuse Projects: Tips & Examples

Adaptive reuse projects have become a popular development option in recent years, especially with the impacts of COVID-19 making the future of certain property types uncertain. Defined as the process of renovating an existing building to fit a new purpose, adaptive reuse projects can include anything from converting an office building into multifamily to turning…

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ground leasing

What CRE Lenders Should Know About Ground Leases (4 Tips)

Leasing the ground. Sounds a little strange, right?  As it turns out, ground leases are becoming an increasingly popular option for commercial real estate (CRE) developers. For CRE lenders, that means it’s important to understand how ground leases work, and how they can impact a project’s financing. In this article, we cover the information and…

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Why Agility Is Key In Today’s Commercial Real Estate Market

Why Agility Is Key In Today’s Commercial Real Estate Market

Commercial real estate (CRE) is often considered to be a “slow” industry, with transactions typically taking months to execute and the chances of an asset losing all of its value overnight being very unlikely. However, that doesn’t mean CRE professionals can afford to be slow when it comes to closing deals and reacting to changes…

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How Online Marketplaces are Increasing Efficiency Across Industries

Online marketplaces have been around almost since the beginning of the internet, but today their impact is being felt more than ever before. Industries that have historically relied on physical stores and face-to-face interaction are now shifting to an online presence. In this article, we dig into how online marketplaces are increasing efficiency across industries…

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Why CRE Lenders Should Care About Sustainability

As climate change increasingly becomes a cause for concern in our world today, sustainability is becoming a popular topic across many industries. Considering the built world accounts for 40% of carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S., this is especially true for the real estate industry. Since buildings aren’t disappearing any time soon, professionals in the…

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3 Factors Affecting CRE Lending Today

With so many different talking points in the news cycle today, it can be hard to filter through the chaff and pinpoint the topics that matter the most to you. This is especially true if you work in an industry that typically doesn’t make its way to the headlines, such as CRE lending. Knowing this,…

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Why Banks Are Lagging In the Commercial Mortgage Lending

Why Banks Are Lagging In the Commercial Mortgage Lending Game (And How To Catch Up) Commercial and multifamily lending markets are expected to experience strong growth through the remainder of 2021, forecasted to increase by 11%. Pent-up demand, increased savings, and favorable interest rates are driving real estate purchases in most sectors. This means more…

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Never Chase A Dead-End Deal Again

Never Chase A Dead-End Deal Again It’s not a marketing gimmick. When we say you’ll never have to chase a dead-end deal again, we mean it. At Finance Lobby, we pride ourselves with our ability to match lenders with the best deals that meet their criteria. With just a few pieces of information we can…

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Where is CRE Heading in 2021

Community Banks Can Shine in CRE

Why Now is the Time for Community Banks to Shine in Commercial Real Estate Lending Community banks have emerged from the Covid-19 in a surprisingly strong position to embrace CRE lending. Nimble and Agile Deal Processing Securing a loan from a large commercial lender is, at times, akin to turning around a cargo ship —…

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The New 1031 Exchange for CRE

The New 1031 Exchange for CRE

Update: The proposed $500,000 cap on 1031 exchanges did not appear in the House Ways and Means Reconciliation Bill released on September 15, 2021. Although the issue could be raised again in future negotiations, for now it appears 1031 exchanges are safe.    What The Proposed New 1031 Exchange Rules Could Mean for Commercial Real Estate…

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