This year has shown impressive economic growth. Financial experts predict this year will see the country’s strongest economic growth since the financial crisis of 2007-2008. The labor market and corporate capital expenditures are finally starting to rise after years of stagnation. The real estate market is doing exceptionally well. Nearly $1.4 trillion in commercial loans are expected to mature from last year to 2017. Nearly a quarter of them — $346 billion’s worth — are commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). The success of CMBS loans and others indicate that now is the time to consider commercial real estate investing.
What is a CMBS? A commercial mortgage-backed security is a kind of investment backed by commercial mortgages rather then residential ones. CMBS’s are very popular investments due to their low interest rates, high levels of return, and generous time-table. There are nearly 11,000 CMBS loans maturing from 2014 to 2017 with 35 CMBS/conduit lenders issuing them. Commercial real estate loans are on the rise as investors become more confident with investing their money again. The U.S. economy has been in very rough shape the past seven years or so. It has taken awhile for businesses and investors to regain enough confidence and build the economy up. Labor, too, has struggled, leading many financial experts to worry about the long-term nature of our economy.
Fortunately for us, recent growths in the economy is putting workers back to work and investors’ minds at ease. Commercial mortgage rates are becoming more favorable to investors, leading them to contribute to the growth of cities, towns, and neighborhoods all across the country. Commercial real estate investing is a major reason why our economy has improved, and it is leading even more people to put their trust in the commercial marketplace.
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