Thursday, January 11, 2018

Experts See a More Selective Lending Environment for Retail Assets

NREI Online

Even before the early 2018 store closings and retail bankruptcies can be tallied up, the real estate industry it taking a look at the availability of financing capital for retail centers.

As could be expected, the flow of liquidity will be tempered and reserved to the most desirable property sub-types and geographical markets, with landlords likely to face a more challenging environment for raising capital in 2018. Traditional sources of financing, such as loans from commercial banks, will be more difficult to obtain, industry insiders say, for reasons ranging from property-level fundamentals to the full implementation of risk-retention rules for banks.. . . more