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Financing Follows As Market Enjoys a Rapid Rebound

As seen the the CREJ Retail Properties QuarterlyThe strong economic rebound over the summer triggered a rapid recovery in retail investor demand, and this momentum is expected to continue well into next year. Tenants’ sales increased, delinquencies are down, and the majority of landlords are back to pre-pandemic collections. Although headwinds remain with supply chain issues and labor shortages, strong consumer demand is forecast to continue and strengthen in 2022. While some rents are being reset, the majority of recent retail loans we’ve closed indicate pre-pandemic rents are holding or increasing. Retail development historically has been tempered compared to...

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A 2021 Recap of Lending & What to Expect in 2022

Multifamily, to no one’s surprise, continues to be one of the most desired product types in the Denver market and across the country. At roughly $5.9 billion, according to Real Capital Analytics, 2021 multifamily transaction volume year to date already has surpassed the past three years and potentially will set an all-time record. Fundamentals have come back in a tremendous way since the stagnation of the market caused by COVID-19, leading to alltime low cap rates and even more competitive transaction processes.As it continues to be a darling for investors, it is also a darling for insurance company lenders. Insurance companies always have been a strong lending source for mult...

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Office Is the New Alternative Asset Class for Lenders

Featured in the Colorado Real Estate Journal's Office & Industrial QuarterlyThe delta variant has proven to be a major curveball for office tenants who optimistically planned for a post-Labor Day return to the office. While some companies have stayed the course and welcomed employees back to their cubicles, others have prolonged their work-from-home policies indefinitely. For now, a hybrid plan is keeping the office market in limbo. Investors and lenders remain hesitant on the asset class as a whole, so much so that office is the new alternative asset product. With capital flooding the market, lenders have flocked to COVID-19-era darlings, industrial and multi...

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Essex Financial Group Arranges $75M Refinancing for Medical Dental Building in Seattle

As seen in RE Business OnlineSEATTLE — Essex Financial Group has arranged a $75 million permanent loan for Menashe Properties to refinance Medical Dental Building, an infill medical office building in downtown Seattle. The sponsor purchased the 297,470-square-foot historic building in 2019 and assumed existing debt on the property.The seven-year loan features a fixed interest rate with three years of interest-only payments followed by a 30-year amortization. Alex Riggs and Blaire Butler of Essex Capital Markets secured the financing for the borrower.Originally built in 1924, the 18-story office building has undergone several renovations with the most recent completed in 2014....

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