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