Real Estate Weekly

Commercial Real Estate Lenders Upbeat Heading Into New Year

Lenders are predicting “substantial growthˮ in commercial real estate lending volume over the next year, and believe market-underwriting standards will ease for office, retail and industrial properties.

In it’s fourth survey of CRE lending sentiment, the Real Estate Lenders Association (RELA) found that a net share of 48 percent of lenders expect to grow the dollar volume of their lending activities over the next year, with more than 50% of lenders anticipating an increase of loan originations in the multifamily, office and retail sectors, respectively.

The survey features analysis by RELA’s national economist Dr. Sam Chandan, president & chief economist at Chandan Economics and a professor in the associated faculty at the Wharton School.

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01.19.2014