Category Archives: Finance

Downtown surge doesn’t miss Detroit: Rejuvenation continues in city’s center

by Dan Rafter Eric Banks says that Dan Gilbert, the businessman who founded Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures and owns the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, is the rock behind the recent revitalization of downtown Detroit. It’s hard to argue with Banks, … Continue reading

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Pillar’s Wilkins: Apartment, healthcare markets heating up in Detroit

by Dan Rafter Pent-up demand. That force is fueling the rising sales, leasing and construction activity in both the multifamily and healthcare sectors in Detroit and its surrounding communities, said David Wilkins, managing director of loan originations with Bloomfield Hills, … Continue reading

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The road to closing: Navigating 2017’s twists and turns

By Ben Kadish, Maverick Commercial Mortgage Sometimes, “the good ole’ days” are right now.  For commercial mortgage borrowers, it’s likely that conditions are better now than they will be for several years. While we may have dodged the bullet of … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference panelists: Expect a big 2017 for Chicago CRE

by Dan Rafter What does 2017 hold for commercial real estate? That was a key question during the 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast conference held today by REJournals. Some of the biggest names in the Chicago commercial real estate … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference icons: Country’s uncertainty bleeding into CRE industry

by Dan Rafter The Icons in Real Estate panel brought some of the biggest names in commercial real estate to REJournals’ 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference today in Chicago. These commercial leaders shared their thoughts on how the … Continue reading

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Commercial real estate attorneys staying busy during uncertain times

by Dan Rafter Commercial real estate developers, investors and brokers are preparing for a new presidential administration. While no one knows yet what impact a Trump presidency will have on commercial real estate, one thing is certain: The commercial real … Continue reading

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As interest rates rise, commercial financing enters a new phase

by Dan Rafter No one knows yet just what kind of president Donald Trump will be. But one immediate result of his election was a quick rise in interest rates. And that has already brought a change to way developers … Continue reading

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