Commercial Mortgage

Commercial Mortgage Returns Increase In The First Quarter

Posted by Michael Bates on June 16, 2017

Returns on private commercial mortgage investments owned by life insurance companies rebounded from fourth-quarter 2016’s loss of 2.72% to generate a total return of 1.6% in the first quarter of 2017, according to the LifeComps Commercial Mortgage Index. Income contributed [Read More]

Flagstar’s Drew Ottaway Takes On Dual Role; Now Also EVP And Head Of Lending

Posted by Patrick Barnard on May 30, 2017

Andrew (Drew) Ottaway has been named executive vice president and head of lending at Flagstar Bank. This is in addition to Ottaway’s current role as president of the bank’s Michigan market. In that role, he has responsibility for Flagstar’s retail [Read More]

Greystone Hires Jerry Muir To Build Out Manufactured Housing Platform

Posted by Patrick Barnard on February 16, 2017

Jerry Muir has joined Greystone, a real estate lending, investment and advisory company, as a managing director working with the agency lending team. A 25-year veteran of Fannie Mae, Muir will focus on building out Greystone’s manufactured housing lending platform. [Read More]

Flagstar Bank Hires Kurt Hocker As SVP And Director Of Capital Markets

Posted by Patrick Barnard on February 06, 2017

Kurt Hocker has joined Flagstar Bank as senior vice president and director of capital markets. Hocker has 25 years’ experience in commercial banking activities, with several years focused exclusively on capital markets. He previously served as executive vice president and [Read More]

LRES Offers Commercial Evals Through InsideValuation

Posted by Patrick Barnard on July 25, 2016

National residential and commercial real estate services company LRES is now offering commercial evaluations through its recent acquisition of InsideValuation. According to LRES, these evaluation products contain thorough data and analysis to procure accurate and timely valuations for commercial properties. These [Read More]

DebtX: CMBS Loan Prices Rose In June

Posted by Patrick Barnard on July 25, 2016

DebtX, a provider of third-party loan valuation services, has announced that the prices of commercial real estate loans underlying commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS’) increased in June. During the month, the estimated price of whole loans securing the CMBS universe rose [Read More]

Walker & Dunlop Buys MSR Portfolio From Oppenheimer Holdings

Posted by Patrick Barnard on July 13, 2016

Walker & Dunlop Inc. is purchasing a $3.8 billion commercial mortgage servicing rights portfolio from Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. The sale, consisting of more than 480 permanent loans insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, represents substantially all [Read More]

Mission Capital Advisors Hires New Managing Director Of Strategic Development

Posted by Patrick Barnard on May 20, 2016

Christina Carr has joined Mission Capital Advisors, a national real estate capital markets solutions firm, as managing director of strategic development. Carr has nearly two decades of industry experience. She previously served as the managing director and head of operational [Read More]

D+H Launches New Functionality For LaserPro Lending Solutions

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 20, 2016

DH Corp. (D+H), a global provider of technology solutions to financial institutions, has launched its new commercial origination and processing functionality for LaserPro lending solutions. According to D+H, the new enhancement reduces the preparation time needed for lenders to originate and [Read More]

Silver Hill Funding Introduces New Multifamily Streamline Program

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 18, 2016

Silver Hill Funding, a direct small-balance commercial mortgage lender, has launched its new Multifamily Streamline Program for small-balance commercial mortgage loans from $250,000 to $1 million. The lender says that this program, with no tax returns or 4506T required, appeals to [Read More]

DebtX Launches Next-Generation Platform For Loan Sales

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 06, 2016

DebtX has launched a new version of its cloud-based loan trading platform that will enable buyers and sellers to execute transactions faster and easier. Among the enhancements are device and browser compatibility. Now, users can access the DebtX marketplace on [Read More]

Bridge-IGP Appoints Leadership For First International Office

Posted by Patrick Barnard on February 25, 2016

Bridge Investment Group Partners LLC (Bridge-IGP), the private equity real estate firm, has engaged Aamir R. Rahim, representative chairman of Bridge Investment Group Partners, Ltd. 1, to provide investor relations and capital markets expertise in the company’s first international office, [Read More]

Ten-X: Top Five U.S. Office Markets Are On West And East Coasts

Posted by Patrick Barnard on February 25, 2016

Online real estate marketplace Ten-X, formerly, has released its latest Office Market Outlook report, which highlights the sector’s top buy and sell markets. According to the long-term forecast report, San Francisco; San Jose, Calif.; Orange County, Calif.; New York [Read More]

National Asset Services Promotes Adi Peery To VP Portfolio Management

Posted by Patrick Barnard on February 25, 2016

Adi Peery has been named vice president of portfolio management at commercial real estate firm National Asset Services (NAS). Peery first joined NAS in 2009 and has since served the company as senior portfolio manager. She has over 25 years [Read More]

Ten-X, CCIM Institute Team Up To Teach Commercial Brokers Benefits Of Real Estate Technology

Posted by Patrick Barnard on February 19, 2016

Online real estate marketplace Ten-X (formerly has formed a strategic partnership with CCIM Institute to educate the institute’s members on how to leverage the Ten-X platform to market and manage commercial properties online. “In forming a partnership with CCIM [Read More]

Metro-West Appraisal Enters CRE Valuation Space

Posted by Patrick Barnard on February 19, 2016

Metro-West Appraisal Co., the largest independent residential real estate appraisal company in the U.S., has expanded its offerings to now include commercial real estate (CRE) valuation services. Metro-West now provides commercial appraisal services for all real estate property types, including [Read More]

Hunt Mortgage Adds Barry Polen As Managing Director, Capital Markets

Posted by Patrick Barnard on November 19, 2015

Barry Polen has joined Hunt Mortgage Group, a commercial real estate (CRE) lender, as managing director for capital markets in the firm's New York office. In this position, which reports to Jon Trauben, Hunt Mortgage's senior managing director, Polen will [Read More]

MBA: Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Originations Up 12% In Q3

Posted by Patrick Barnard on November 10, 2015

Commercial and multifamily mortgage originations in the U.S. increased 3% in the third quarter compared with the second quarter and increased 12% compared with the same period last year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily [Read More]

Hunt Mortgage Group Welcomes Raymond J. Guttroff To Its Proprietary Lending Team

Posted by Patrick Barnard on November 09, 2015

Raymond J. Guttroff has joined commercial real estate (CRE) lender Hunt Mortgage Group as managing director in the company's New York office. In this position, Guttroff will focus on loan production and the company's proprietary loan products. He will report [Read More]

Aries Capital Forms LendingCap Commercial For Nonrecourse Financing

Posted by Patrick Barnard on November 02, 2015

Aries Capital, a full-service commercial mortgage banking firm based in Chicago, has launched LendingCap Commercial, an automated mortgage banking platform specializing in nonrecourse, permanent and bridge loans from $3 million to $75 million for hotel, multifamily, self storage, retail and [Read More]