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Slow Motion: Apartment REITs Aren’t Rushing to Raise Cash

Earlier this year, analysts braced for equity offerings from companies across the REIT sphere. And in many sectors, that happened. Except, that is, in the apartment market, which has shied away from cash-generating activities thanks to relatively easy access to agency debt. More

TALF CMBS Program Poised for Second-Half Run

The CMBS portion of TALF is gearing up for a second-half run that many hope will revive the dormant securitized loan market. More

A TARP/TALF Primer for Multifamily Borrowers

Understanding the U.S. government’s various financial stability programs can be difficult, to say the least. More

A TARP/TALF Primer: Glossary of Terms

Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP): The initial, overarching program created by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and aimed at shoring up the nation’s financial system. More

Private Investors Drive Equity Market

Small private equity groups are flooding the marketplace and investors are targeting cash-on-cash returns over internal rates of return, according to panelists on the equity investment session at the recent Apartment Finance Today Conference. More

Defeasance Activity Decelerates

Defeasance activity has slowed significantly in 2008 and will likely continue at a plodding pace through the rest of the year. More

Conduits Still Down for the Count

New York City—No one seems to be able to close a multifamily conduit loan. More

Wall Street Shocker

Chaos reigned on Wall Street at press time. Apartment experts struggled to grasp the impact on their businesses as the list of dead and wounded financial institutions grew and lawmakers and federal officials announced the outlines of a vast bailout plan. More

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Industry Remains Nervous After Fannie, Freddie Takeover

Since the credit markets crashed in the summer of 2007, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have carried the bulk of apartment transactions on their broad shoulders. More

Out of the Ashes

The conduit lending business has a very faint pulse. More

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