MBA Survey: 2018 Breaks Mortgage-Origination Records

MBA Survey: 2018 Breaks Mortgage-Origination Records

The commercial real estate industry didn’t lack financing activity over the last fiscal year, despite concerns about the direction of the overall economy and a few interest-rate increases over that time. Instead, 2018 was a record fiscal year for origination of...
A Lot of CMBS Hotel Loans Are Due Soon

A Lot of CMBS Hotel Loans Are Due Soon

A continued strong U.S. economy has spelled good fundamentals for commercial real estate’s hotel sector, as business travel and tourism are both at high levels. As a result, JLL’s 2019 hotel forecast (download here) has predicted another strong year for hospitality...
JLL’s $2B HFF Deal Solidifies Cap Markets Growth

JLL’s $2B HFF Deal Solidifies Cap Markets Growth

Mark Halloran is a director at GRS Group. He can be reached at 646.912.4748 or via email at mhalloran@grs-global.com In an investor presentation released in March, the management of commercial real estate services firm JLL said it intended to double its capital...
Retail Faces Some Tough Numbers

Retail Faces Some Tough Numbers

Mark Halloran is a director at GRS Group. He can be reached at 646.912.4748 or via email at mhalloran@grs-global.com We’ve spent a good amount of time in this space pointing out how well the retail industry has performed in the face of a lazy news cycle periodically...
Millennials Overhauling CRE Investment Practices

Millennials Overhauling CRE Investment Practices

There has been plenty of talk about how the millennial generation has shaped commercial real estate as tenants. It has been given credit for much of the creative office movement and proliferation of shared spaces offered by WeWork and others. Growing up online with...