Activity in the capital markets has significantly increased as we near the end of summer and as lenders and borrowers settle in to a “new normal”.  Lenders still have a strong demand for commercial mortgages and are actively lending on all major property types. Most of the activity has come from refinance requests as property owners seek to capitalize on interest rates that have moved lower since the start of the pandemic.  Competition for mortgages is increasing, and borrowers are set to reap the benefits.   The team at Essex has been actively marketing a variety of new loan requests in recent weeks, and has identified the following trends: Multif...