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Nov 16, 2021

Commercial Real Estate Lending Surges in Q3!

Commercial real estate lending activity surged in the third quarter of 2021, reflecting a healthy rebound of property acquisitions activity, according to the latest research from CBRE.

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Nov 05, 2021

CRE Prices hit all time highs!

The Green Street Commercial Property Price Index increased 0.4% in October, continuing a run of all-time highs, the Newport Beach-CA advisory firm reported Thursday. The all-property index has increased 18% this year and is now 9% higher than it was before the pandemic.

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Jul 07, 2021

SBA Loan Sale - Time is Running Out!

Everyone should remember that the Covid related benefits for traditional SBA lending expire on September 30th. The benefits include no guarantee fees, and the government will make the first three months of payments on your loan up to $9,000 per month. SBA loans can be uses for purchasing or refinancing owner-occupied real estate, working capital, debt restricting, partner buyouts, startups, and or acquiring a business.

Keep in mind that the September 30th deadline is for a loan to be funded. So to take advantage of the benefits, the clock is ticking to get your application in.

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Jul 07, 2021

SBA Loan Sale - Time is Running Out!

Everyone should remember that the Covid related benefits for traditional SBA lending expire on September 30th. The benefits include no guarantee fees, and the government will make the first three months of payments on your loan up to $9,000 per month. SBA loans can be uses for purchasing or refinancing owner-occupied real estate, working capital, debt restricting, partner buyouts, startups, and or acquiring a business.

Keep in mind that the September 30th deadline is for a loan to be funded. So to take advantage of the benefits, the clock is ticking to get your application in.

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Mar 25, 2021

Mobile Home Park Business is Booming

Mobile Home Parks have enjoyed high occupancy and strong rental income growth throughout 2020. This is creating high investment demand for parks of all sizes.

K2 Commercial Finance is familiar with multiple loan programs to secure funding for mobile home park acquisitions.

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Feb 17, 2021

SBA Loan Payment Credit

The SBA has announced that due to budgetary constraints, new SBA borrowers between now and the end of September will get three months of payment relief (up to $9K a month) instead of six months. The economic relief act allocated $3.5 B for these payments, which the SBA believes will not cover six months of payments.

While this reduction is a big disappointment for many of our borrowers, the remaining CARES Act subsidies are significant.

The SBA Guarantee Fee of up to 3% is still being waived in addition to the three months of payments being made for new borrowers on loans that close and fully fund between now and September 27.

K2 Commercial Finance is prepared to help qualified business borrowers navigate the loan process and take advantage of the SBA incentives.

Let's get America back to work!

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Feb 03, 2021

Moody’s: Vacancy Peaks and Rent Declines Still to Come for U.S. Office

The U.S. office sector will suffer more in 2021 than it did in 2020, says Moody’s Analytics. The Moody’s subsidiary forecasts the national vacancy rate rising to 19.4% this year, surpassing the previous high of 17.6% from 2010 and then holding steady in 2022.

Although effective rents in this sector fell only 0.7% in 2020, the average effective office rent is projected to decline by 7.5% in 2021 before steadying in 2022, with the Bay Area and New York hit especially hard. “We do not expect average effective office rents to reach their pre-pandemic levels until 2026,” according to Moody’s Analytics.

Offering a glimmer of positive news, Barbara Denham, senior CRE economist at Moody’s Analytics, said, “Though we expect the office sector will suffer more severely in 2021 than it did in 2020, the vaccine rollout brings hope for more in-person business later this year and into 2022.”

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Dec 28, 2020

Payroll Protection Loan - PPP Loan for Business

Payroll Protection Loans (PPP Loans) are available to help small businesses cover expenses during this difficult time. They are free to apply for.

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Dec 18, 2020

Flex Office Sector Proves Resilient in Downturn: CBRE

With companies everywhere adjusting to new workplace trends towards working from home, office property vacancies in urban areas are predictably on the rise.

CBRE says the outlook for flex office now, however, is optimistic: A recent CBRE survey of 77 major companies across the globe found that 86% anticipate using flex space as a key part of their real estate strategies.

“This downturn has sparked flex office to become a strong alternative to traditional leases for many office-using companies,” said Julie Whelan, CBRE global head of occupier research.

“That is in large part because flex space can provide companies the agility to accommodate a workforce that values more choice over where and how they work.”

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Dec 18, 2020

Flex Office Sector Proves Resilient in Downturn: CBRE

With companies everywhere adjusting to new workplace trends towards working from home, office property vacancies in urban areas are predictably on the rise.

CBRE says the outlook for flex office now, however, is optimistic: A recent CBRE survey of 77 major companies across the globe found that 86% anticipate using flex space as a key part of their real estate strategies.

“This downturn has sparked flex office to become a strong alternative to traditional leases for many office-using companies,” said Julie Whelan, CBRE global head of occupier research.

“That is in large part because flex space can provide companies the agility to accommodate a workforce that values more choice over where and how they work.”

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