When small businesses consider commercial financing to buy their own building, there are a lot of things to think about. Obviously, things like location, accessibility, building condition and space are important, but there are an increasing number of small business owners deciding to go the extra square foot. These owners are buying or constructing buildings […]
There has been a lot of concern voiced over the past few months by some commercial real estate experts about the effect rising interest rates will have on commercial real estate sales activity. The Federal Reserve has stated several times that they will likely raise interest rates before the end of the year, but the […]
One of the fastest growing segments of the multifamily industry is student housing. These properties located in towns populated by universities are earning some of the highest returns for investors making investor demand stronger than ever. This has also increased the demand for student housing loans. As a result, there are some great commercial mortgage […]
While so much of the focus has been placed on the increasing amount of large commercial real estate sales taking place, sales of smaller commercial real estate are also reaching record levels.
According to a report released earlier this month by Boxwood Means, the number of commercial properties valued under $5 million that changed hands during the first half of the year did so at a record level. Statistics showed that sales of these smaller assets grew 14.4 percent during the first half of 2015 over 2014 totals. Furthermore, sales activity is moving at the fastest pace the market has seen since 2005. As a result, the report noted that 2015 sales of smaller properties should easily eclipse last year’s record total volume of $81.1 billion. […]
One of the driving forces behind the heightened amount of commercial mortgage loans and transactions transpiring nationwide are low interest rates. Over the past few years, interest rates have at times dipped into historical levels. When they have increased, they have stayed low enough to remain attractive to investors and small businesses looking to acquire or refinance commercial property.