Can commercial real estate keep going up? Before the US sovereign downgrade by sent the risk-on trade into a decline, commercial real estate had made big progress in cleaning up its act. Valuations are up, inventory is coming to market and new sources of funding are flowing. But will stalling economic growth knock the market off course?
Colony corners FDIC fire sales Having purchased 6,200 individual CRE loans with an unpaid principal balance of $6.2 billion over the past three years, Colony Capital continues to dominate the FDIC’s structured sales programme, which offers subsidized financing to institutional investors seeking access to the distressed loans languishing on the balance sheets of failed banks.
Chinese developers beat the ban With $9.6 billion of reported direct CRE investment in the first half of 2011, according to Jones Lang Lasalle, mainland China remains the focal point of Asia Pacific CRE investment despite government attempts to cut off the domestic debt supply.
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