Winter 2011: SBA Programs Can Save Transactions

With credit sources hard to access, it seems that more businesses would turn to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its loan programs for building acquisitions. In spite of today’s sub five-percent, 20-year, fixed loan rates however, the program battles some misperceptions and does little to promote its loans.

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Read testimonials from CRE, RLI, CCIM, IREM, and SIOR designees to find out how earning the designations has benefitted their businesses, and what they could do for yours.

No More Catch-22!

Technology That Increases Your ROI On Building Proposals

Qualified listings are more important than ever; and when competing for listings, first impressions are golden. To succeed, commercial agents must prepare, present, and close at the highest level. The catch lies in the tremendous amount of time it takes to create a professional proposal...

With credit sources hard to access, it seems that more businesses would turn to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its loan programs for building acquisitions.

Trillions in Commercial Loans Come Due

Access to credit remains the number one challenge for commercial real estate. You’ve no doubt heard that approximately $1.4 trillion in commercial real estate loans will come due by 2014, and roughly 65 percent these borrowers will encounter significant trouble refinancing. Troubling as this is, credit availability for the fragile...

This month, Sam Chandan, PhD, Global Chief Economist of Real Capital Analytics, provides a 2011 forecast for the industry. He cites sales that are double those of 2009 with stronger equity and debt markets, but acknowledges the unevenness of the recovery. Here’s his perspective on the credit markets.

By Julie M. Mcintosh, CRE

Although the economy is showing signs of new life, the reality is that commercial real estate continues to operate in a very challenging environment. The vast majority of current commercial transactions are distressed debt assets, with banks and the FDIC selling both portfolios and individual loans.While everyone is being...

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