How To Make Money In This Lousy Market

Being an investor is tricky these days.There’s broad agreement that the stock market is pricey, the economic recovery is long in the tooth and central banks really can’t do much more to prop up growth. Hardly anyone is predicting market Armageddon, but this is not the “get rich quick” era. The word on Wall Street is: […]

Top U.S. Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Servicers Revealed

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently released its mid-year ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers’ volume as of mid-2016.  At the top of the list is Wells Fargo Bank N.A. with $502.2 billion in U.S. master and primary servicing, followed by PNC Real Estate/Midland Loan Services with $499.1 billion, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC with […]

52 Story Tower In Downtown Tampa In The Works

The developer of a 52-story mixed-use tower in downtown Tampa has made several key hires in recent weeks — moves that signal progress on the massive new development. Mike DiBlasi, who was previously senior director of leasing for Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LPT), has joined Feldman Equities Inc. as executive vice president of leasing and marketing. […]

Is The Fabulous Foreclosure Deal A Thing Of The Past?

Think back to the housing crash days, say 2007 or so, when bargains were to be had and speculators positioned themselves to make millions down the line by scooping up foreclosed “distressed” properties (which were, in reality, the dashed dreams of more than 9 million people who couldn’t weather the housing bubble). Those days are over. For now, […]

Commercial Real Estate Development Supported 3.2 Million Jobs & Contributed $450 Billion

“Commercial real estate continues to bring new jobs, improve infrastructure, and create places to live, work and play,” said Thomas Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “This is positive news both for the industry and the nation, but clarity on budget policy and tax reform following the presidential election will provide more certainty and add to […]

Stonegate Bank – The Right Fit

Pompano Beach-based Stonegate Bank has hopscotched up and down the Gulf Coast since 2009, buying banks from Naples to Tampa. Now it’s adding depth to the region with its acquisition of Insignia Bank — Stonegate’s second acquisition in the Sarasota area. When completed early next year, the deal will make Stonegate the largest community bank in […]

First Citrus Bank Surpasses $300 Million In Assets

First Citrus Bank in Tampa, Florida surpasses $300 million in assets. First Citrus Bank, a $301 million commercial bank, was established in 1999 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Ranked as one of the Top 25 Commercial Loan Producers in the Nation, it serves businesses and individuals through a range of tailored financial solutions designed to fit their […]

Investors Moving Billions Into Real Estate Ahead Of A Big Market Change

Real estate stocks are getting a place of their own in the market this week, and investors are taking notice. As of the close of trading Friday, the industry will become its own sector in the S&P 500, bringing the broad market index up to 11 divisions. The move primarily affects real estate investment trusts (REITs), […]

Momentum Building for Rate Hike

According to the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s July meeting in Washington, some of those who attended the meeting think that another increase of the federal funds rate was or would soon be warranted. A couple even went so far as to advocate an increase at the meeting. The following are excepts from the minutes…Read More […]