Archive for March, 2012

Investor Interest Reviving In Warehouses

Despite recent economic deceleration, investors insist that U.S. industrial real estate is positioned for long-term growth.     http://www.costar.com/News/Article/Dont-Look-Now-But-Investor-Interest-Reviving-In-Warehouses/136850  

Insurers Breathe New Life into CRE Lending, Commercial Mortgages

Year-end loan numbers for some of the nation’s major life insurers show them increasingly willing to jump back into commercial real estate lending. Metlife, Prudential, Standard and American Equity Investment all posted strong increases in originations and/or portfolio build up. [Read more link: http://www.costar.com/News/Article/Insurers-Breathe-New-Life-into-CRE-Lending-Commercial-Mortgages/136233]

CoStar CRE Pricing Indices Continue Upward Trend In January

CoStar’s monthly National Composite Index of commercial real estate prices opened 2012 with a 1.5% increase as the ongoing recovery reaped the benefits of improving investor confidence and steady pricing growth. [Read more link: http://www.costar.com/News/Article/CoStar-CRE-Pricing-Indices-Continue-Upward-Trend-In-January/136667]