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Brad Berton

Brad Berton

Brad Berton is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.

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Lending Forecast: GSEs Should Break Volume Records Again in 2016 Lending Forecast: GSEs Should Break Volume Records Again in 2016

New adjustments to the government-sponsored enterprises’ lending caps portend an overall boost in apartment financing this year and double-digit growth over Fannie’s and Freddie’s record 2015 volumes. Read more

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2015 Poised to Be Busiest Year Ever for Multifamily Sales 2015 Poised to Be Busiest Year Ever for Multifamily Sales

With apartment transactions continuing to keep a torrid pace, industry analysts predict 2015 will go down as the most-active multifamily investment year ever. Read more

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Bridge Lending Grows Ever More Liquid Bridge Lending Grows Ever More Liquid

Strong yields, value-add demand make the short-term financing mechanism increasingly popular as new lenders enter the field and spreads tighten. Read more

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CMBS Recovery Slows as Conduits Battle Steep Competition CMBS Recovery Slows as Conduits Battle Steep Competition

Notwithstanding all the talk of the CMBS industry's rapid recovery—80-plus percent activity growth last year, with another 25 percent projected this year—apartment lending by Wall Street’s active conduit lenders appears to have slowed due to heated competition. Read more

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Taper Caper: Where Interest Rates are Heading for Multifamily Borrowers

As the Federal Reserve tapers its rate-lowering bond purchases, what movement should borrowers expect ahead in the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield—and in turn long-term mortgage rates? Read more

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