Lending conditions continue to remain tight for commercial real estate investments. This is especially pertinent for small businesses and investors looking for properties in secondary and tertiary markets.
In the wake of the post 2008-09 recession shakeout, large banks have been reluctant to underwrite commercial real estate investments.
George Ratiu, Research Economist, writes regular economic columns and conducts research in the areas of commercial real estate, international investments, mortgage performance and foreclosures. He produces NAR’s Commercial Real Estate Outlook and manages quantitative surveys, including the Commercial Real Estate Quarterly Market Survey.