Recent Editorials, Comments, and Reviews

Commentary: TICs and Legal Entanglements

Although the Tenant in Common (TIC) ownership structure has been around for many years, the incidence of TIC Legal Entanglements is a small storm on its way to hurricane status in the next few years. What are the driving factors here? The Great Recession has magnified the weaknesses in the TIC structure The fact is […]

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Is the Supply for Net Lease Properties Leveling Off?

The March 19, 2014 edition of National Real Estate Investor ( article. “Plateau Ahead for Net Lease?” by Beth Mattson Teig, projects a leveling off of the supply of net lease properties. 2013 was a record year to net lease sales for all property types.  The $44.8 billion of sales was 24% higher than in […]

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The Factors Behind the CMBS Delinquency Rate Drop in February

The February 2014 edition of Trepp CMBS Research article “US CMBS Delinquency Report: Rate Plunges in February Due to Huge Loan Liquidations” provides a detailed analysis of the factors driving the delinquency rate. Following are some of the highlights of that article. In February, the CMBS delinquency rate dropped 47 basis points, for the ninth […]

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The Facts about Retail Mortgage Delinquencies

The facts surrounding Retail Mortgage Delinquencies can be confusing. That’s because there are significant differences in the various types of retail properties Overall Retail Statistics 1. In 2013 there is a year over year decline of approximately 50% in new distress situations. 2. The total volume of distressed retail mortgages totaled $26.8Billion in Q1 2013. […]

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REITs Ratchet up Office Purchases

The nation’s equity REITs are pivoting their investment strategies to increase their office property holding. Conversely, the REITs are selling more industrial properties to make room the office purchases. REITs view Commercial Business District (CBD) properties as offering secure, stable cash flows. In addition, many REITs regard suburban office properties as “value add” opportunities. They […]

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