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Mortgage Bankers Say All Major Investor Groups Increased CRE Mortgage Debt Holdings
A recent report by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) shows remarkable confidence in the commercial real estate sector by every major investor group. The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $64.8 billion, or 1.6 percent, in the third quarter of 2021. Total commercial/multifamily...
Institutions Remain Significantly Under-Invested Relative to Target Allocations
Despite decreased returns in 2020, institutional investor confidence in commercial real estate remains strong, reaching a nine-year high in 2021, according to a study by Hodes Weill & Associates and Cornell University’s Baker Program in Real Estate. Their ninth annual Institutional Real Estate...
House Passes LIBOR Legislation
Legislation that impacts commercial real estate is moving through the United States Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the ‘‘Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act of 2021,” H.R. 4616 by 415 to 9 margin, on Wednesday December 8, 2021. The legislation was received in the Senate and read twice...
Housing Starts, Building Permits, Builder Confidence on Rise
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly reported an increase in both November 2021 residential housing starts and building permits. U.S. homebuilding surged to an eight-month high in November amid a severe shortage of properties on the market, though builders are also...
Pandemic Changed How People Find Homes
Google hasn’t just shaped how consumers buy products, who won a basketball game or find out how to get a stimulus check. Increasingly, as the pandemic unfolded, locating a new place to live emerged as one of the most prominent uses of the giant online search tool. In fact, a new report by Point2Homes.com reveals...
2022 Best Cities for Remote Workers
Whether you’re looking to invest in new real estate, start a business, or seeking new and exciting job opportunities, the CBC team is here to provide insight that could help lead you in the right direction. Given the challenges of the pandemic, especially with the new Omicron variant dominating the nation, working...
Renters Struggled in 2021, Challenged by High Occupancy Rates, Low Supply, Surging Credit Scores
If the past two years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic seemed unfathomable, the impact was equally strange for renters. A report by RentCafe shows 2021 was a highly competitive year for renters in many areas as they faced a perfect storm: high demand, low apartment availability and applicants with top-notch...
Retail Spending Helped Create a Bright 2021 Holiday Season
Retail sales continued to grow in November, putting the 2021 holiday season on the home stretch for record spending, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported. The bright projections by the Washington, D.C.-based retail trade organization are remarkable considering the challenges of inflation, supply chain...
International Inbound Travel Returns to U.S.
The U.S. travel industry welcomed all vaccinated international visitors back to the United States after 19 months of pandemic-related border restrictions beginning November 8th. This is a long-anticipated milestone that marks the rebuilding of international inbound travel at air, land, and seaports of entry, and...
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Unveils Plans for Mixed-Use Business Park in Space
Blue Origin, a spaceflight company controlled by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’, along with partners Boeing and Sierra Space, plan to build a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station in low Earth orbit. The project is being called Orbital Reef and is envisioned as a mixed-use business park roughly 300...

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