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 […]

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), […]

Millennials Are Already Shaping The Future Of Industrial

A lot of the major trends that affect all sectors of real estate – including urbanization and e-commerce – are led by millennials. Millennials are driven by convenience and will choose a retailer that can deliver the product or service they want in a timely manner. Good price is important, but being able to deliver […]

The 2016 real estate investing landscape

Residential real estate investing in single-family rentals is flourishing again as rents and home values are rising in tandem to create returns for investors reaching 10 percent or more. Now that foreclosures have fallen to 10-year lows, finding affordable acquisitions to convert to single-family rentals is a real challenge. Demand for investment properties is creating a market-driven movement […]

Crowdsourcing Expands World of Corporate Real Estate Investing

Would you invest in a 40-year-old warehouse in Avon with no control over how it’s run or when it might be sold? Twelve investors did just that, pooling together about $250,000 to join an investment group that bought the warehouse last year for $14.3 million. Crowdfunding has mostly been associated with tech startups and inventors, […]

How To Change Your Life Dramatically In 2016

A big difference between kids and adults is that kids are not embarrassed to say “I’d like to be as astronaut and go to the moon” or “I’d like to invent something amazing and change the world.” Most adults don’t say things like that. They say things like “I’d like to finally get a big-screen […]