When Lenders’ Requirements Tighten, Borrowers Should Consider These Options.- Commercial Investment Real Estate – By A. Barry Cappello

Investors soon may feel the effects of a cooling real estate market through subtle and not-so-subtle shifts in the way lenders view commercial real estate loans. The industry experienced strong surface growth last year: National overall vacancy rates fell to 14.7 percent at the end of the year and rents experienced the highest percentage increase in five years, according to Reis.com.

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