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Life Companies Win the Early Rate Lock Race

As the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury continues to stay low—and as the Federal Reserve ends its QE-2 program—the ability to lock a rate as soon as possible has become a huge competitive advantage for life insurance companies. 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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Life Insurance Firms Open Debt Shops Again

Though they've been a shrinking presence for most of the year, life insurance companies are beginning to enter the market again for multifamily debt. More

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Capmark Staves Off Bankruptcy, Employees Flee

Capmark Financial Group has completed a financial restructuring designed to keep the wolves away from its door for another year or two. But the troubled Horsham, Pa.-based lender is bleeding staff and shutting down offices as it aggressively downsizes to ride through its financial storm. More

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