Commercial Lending Quarterly Report: Q3 2017 | Riverdale Funding

Commercial Lending Quarterly Report: Q3 2017

Oct 30, 2017

Following a bumpy start to 2017 for U.S. markets, it certainly appears that the economy is slowly but surely strengthening. From record-setting stock indexes to continued improvement on employment numbers, many financial experts and investors have a positive outlook they haven’t quite experienced for over ten years.

Meanwhile, the news events affecting the economy have kept up at a blazingly fast pace. In 2017, Riverdale Funding has done our best to help you make sense of it all—and how it affects commercial real estate. Whether you’re a commercial mortgage broker or an investor on the hunt for the right commercial hard money lender, events like interest rate hikes or consumer trends can directly impact your bottom line.

In our first quarter Commercial Real Estate Market Review & Outlook, we examined major commercial sectors with an outlook on 2017. In Q2, we expanded our coverage to include deep discussions of major trends in Hotel and Retail, along with some exploration of major news headlines in our Commercial Lending Market Roundup.

For Q3-2017, we’ve taken this one step further—and we think it’s our very best yet.

Q3 Report: How do you capitalize on a strong CRE market?

This is the question at the core of our quarterly recap. Rising interest rates and continued growth of many large commercial real estate markets suggest a strength within the CRE market like we haven’t seen in over ten years since the collapse of the housing market. How can you leverage a strong market when financing commercial real estate? Are we in a real estate bubble?

These are just a couple of the many questions we’ve weighed in on in our report.

CRE Market News

The biggest current events of Q3 open our report, as we dive into three major headlines.

Initially, the Fed’s September meeting was an eventful one, with the U.S. central bank determining to hold steady on interest rates while announcing its official plan to reduce its bonds. We also explore the high-rise residential boom in major markets such as NYC, Los Angeles, and other rapidly-growing markets. Can we expect prices to rise, fall, or stay steady? Our last major story we’ve covered is the expansion of CRE activity in Q3. With big jumps in transaction volume and a strong labor market, we examine what may be in store for the commercial real estate market moving forward.

The Complete CRE Drone Guide

Drones are the buzzy new technology sweeping real estate, and they offer some distinct advantages for commercial real estate owners and brokers. We walk you through the major tips to keep in mind if you’re considering deploying a drone to showcase a property, what you should avoid, and how to spot the best shots to make sure your property—and you—stand out.

The Single-Family Rental Model

The big trend in commercial real estate investing is single-family homes. Rising rents and shifts in consumer preferences have made the Single-Family Rental (SFR) model the new darling of mom-and-pop CRE owners, and we’re here to examine what that means. While the SFR model can provide reliable monthly income, is it the right choice for you? This may be a question you’ll need to determine on your own, but we outline some of the most popular ways in which CRE investors are taking advantage of single-family rentals.

Are We in a Real Estate Housing Bubble?

This question is on the minds of many CRE experts lately, and it’s no surprise why—rents have skyrocketed in many key housing markets. Are developers and owners in store for a downturn? Or worse—are we set up for a housing market collapse? While we may not be on the brink of another 2008, we think caution is warranted. Read the full story to find out why.

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Interested in learning more about any of these stories we’ve previewed here? No problem. Download our full Q3 coverage on our CRE Market Reports page today.