Commercial Real Estate & Business News – September 12, 2014

Retail CMBS loan delinquencies have fallen to their lowest level since 2009, but experts worry that store closings, along with e-commerce, could negatively impact loan performance in the future, especially when borrowers try to refinance. “The downward trend has continued for retail over the trailing 12-months, one that truly began in the early months of 2012″… Read more »
With an eye to real estate’s next opportunity, cyclical investors and their lending counterparts are shifting their attention away from the apartment sector in increasing numbers. In place of multifamily, they are expanding their portfolios with an array of commercial assets, both core and value-add. As confidence in the economic expansion has grown and the appetite for risk-taking has recovered its former vigor, the allure of relatively higher yields from retail and industrial properties, in particular, has attracted a rising share of mobile capital… Read more »
This is definitely a commercial real estate opportunity too big to ignore. As we learned in part one of this series, healthcare real estate shows every sign of growth. But that doesn’t mean just anybody and everybody can succeed in this sector… Read more »
RadioShack Corp. reported horrible results for its second quarter today and said it is facing the potential for bankruptcy. Comparable store sales for the Fort Worth-based retailer were down 20% driven by foot traffic declines and soft performance in its mobility business… Read more »
Big investors, mostly backed by Wall Street, currently own about 13,000 houses in metro Phoenix, according to data provider The Information Market. Most of the houses are rentals, and few are for sale… Read more »