The January 2012 Issue
- Jan 23, 2012
Browse the digital edition of January 2012 issue of Commercial Property Executive in its entirety, or choose from the stories below.
Distressed Debt & Asset Update: Is CMBS Here to Stay?
CMBS debt represented more than one-third of total outstanding commercial real estate debt at the height of the market in the mid-2000s, and is once again being looked upon as a potential solution to help solve existing distressed-asset issues and manage significant looming debt maturities. By Steven Bandolik and Scott Hileman.
Known for his upbeat, approachable manner as well as for his 25 years in finance, Hugh Frater has brought welcome changes to Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, including a proprietary lending business, an expansion of the company’s own stable of lenders and a retooling of the executive team. By Paul Rosta.
Is this the year stakeholders in commercial real estate debt will have to “face the music?” CPE spoke with top executives at Cohen Financial, Marcus & Millichap, NorthMarq and Walker & Dunlop to get their opinions on financial strategy for 2012. By Keat Foong.
The nature of the commercial real estate market is such that the mood of many has improved significantly, even in the face of global economic uncertainty. Investors in significant numbers are moving forward on deals. By Suzann Silverman.
While the purchase of a mezzanine loan typically follows a predictable path, two recent rulings have upheld the custom of the mezzanine lender being required to pay the outstanding balance of the mortgage loan prior to foreclosing on the equity interests. By Michael Hamilton.
Associations need to keep pace with their constituencies’ ever-evolving needs, and to meet those demands, groups are looking at new communication channels, re-examining their programs and rolling out new offerings. By Paul Rosta.
While there is optimism in the market for 2012, there is still hesitation – and those negative factors include debt availability, the tightening of the CMBS market and the need to resolve distressed debt. By Brian Stoffers.
Along with multi-family, could the net-lease sector be the next big winner in 2012? While there are still deals to be found, it remains to be seen if investors decide to sign up for the ride once again. By Nicholas Ziegler.
It might seem as if property managers ran through their entire bag of cost-cutting tricks during the past couple of years, but property managers are turning to alternative means of saving dollars, including energy audits, renegotiation of contracts and tax savings. By Paul Rosta.
Commercial window experts have great expectations for a budding technology known as “dynamic electrochromic glazing” for window glass, which allow allows property operators to optimize solar heat gain for prevailing conditions without losing daylighting benefits. By Brad Berton.
Technology is already revolutionizing workers’ relationship to the office, and commercial real estate is going to need to balance the demands of IT and emerging technologies with the benefits of face-to-face interaction. By Dees Stribling.
Syska Hennessy Group co-presidents Gary Brennen and Cyrus Izzo discuss the most beneficial solutions being implemented in building design and development today, where shortcomings remain and what owners’ and developers’ priorities should be for the greatest efficiencies in the future. By Suzann Silverman.