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Shuttered, Not Shattered: Historic Seattle Hotel Gets a Facelift Shuttered, Not Shattered: Historic Seattle Hotel Gets a Facelift

The former Publix Hotel will be renovated into market-rate housing for $26 million after sitting vacant for years. More

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Agency Lenders Increasingly Cultivate Life Company Executions

Many Fannie, Freddie, and FHA lenders are now building up thier life company correspondent relationships both to offer customers more choices, and to protect themselves against the uncertainty surrounding the GSEs. More

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Lenders Ramp Up Acq-Rehab Debt Programs

Several multifamily lenders, including Wells Fargo, Berkadia, and BB&T Real Estate Funding, are ramping up their non-recourse bridge loan programs in anticipation of growing demand. More

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Multifamily Lenders Increasingly Hitch Wagons to Investment Sales

Over the past month, both Berkadia and Walker & Dunlop made moves to tie loan originations to investment sales platforms, following the lead of Wells Fargo and CWCapital. More

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Four Ways Borrowers Can Prepare for a Post-GSEs World

Multifamily borrowers should start preparing now to live in a world with no GSEs by diversifying thier relationships, going long-term, and modeling more conservative exit strategies. More

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ARMs Get Another Look as Treasury Rises

Though the yield on the 10-year Treasury has risen about 80 basis points in the past two months, LIBOR has remained low, causing borrowers to explore adjustable-rate executions. More

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MetLife Leads Insurance Company Charge to Multifamily

The GSEs are beginning to hear footsteps at their back as insurance companies re-engage the market with higher leverage levels and improved pricing. More

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CMBS Market Gathers Momentum

Berkadia and Walker & Dunlop recently opened their CMBS platforms, KeyBank and Marcus & Millichap closed their first CMBS loans in ages, plus several encouraging signs are gathering for the sector. More

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Process Wars: Freddie Focuses on Speed to Catch-Up with Fannie

The GSEs are processing deals hand-over-fist, but Fannie Mae currently has the quicker execution. So Freddie Mac is working on several short- and long-term fixes to help speed up its deal cycle timeline. More

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Process Wars: Freddie Focuses on Speed to Catch-Up with Fannie

The GSEs are processing deals hand-over-fist, but Fannie Mae currently has the quicker execution. So Freddie Mac is working on several short- and long-term fixes to help speed up its deal cycle timeline. More

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