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SMALL BALANCE ADVOCATE

SMALL BALANCE ADVOCATE

Published every quarter, our Small Balance Advocate delivers an essential overview of the small-cap CRE market for lenders and investors.

This narrative analysis covers national space market fundamentals, loan production activity, property sales and price trends, as well as notable conditions in individual metro markets.

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SMALL BALANCE ADVOCATE ARCHIVE

  • Solid Q4 Results Fuel Optimism for 2018

    FOURTH QUARTER 2017

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    Solid Q4 Results Fuel Optimism for 2018

    Rejuvenated small business growth has supported a trifecta of vigorous small-cap property fundamentals, peak sales and robust loan originations that shows few signs of abating soon.

  • Leasing Velocity Retreats as Cycle Grinds On

    THIRD QUARTER 2017

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    Leasing Velocity Retreats as Cycle Grinds On

    Space demand advanced at a markedly slower pace during the most recent quarter. Yet rent growth hit new highs and small cap CRE prices were re-invigorated.

  • Market Advances at a Slower Pace

    SECOND QUARTER 2017

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    Market Advances at a Slower Pace

    While small cap CRE market and investment conditions improved during second quarter, a growing body of evidence suggests the market is nearing a peak.

  • Mixed Market Signals Materialize in New Year

    FIRST QUARTER 2017

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    Mixed Market Signals Materialize in New Year

    Fundamentals posted another generally positive quarter to start out the year, but mixed space market conditions as well as modest investment sales and pricing trends collectively serve notice.

  • Investment Domains Begin to Bifurcate

    SEPTEMBER, 2016

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    Investment Domains Begin to Bifurcate

    Sales volume dropped in July for both large and small cap CRE domains, but the similarities end there. Transaction activity in the large cap arena is in a prolonged drought abetted by unstable asset prices. Small cap trends have been more favorable.

  • Investment Trends Signal Heated Second Half for 2016

    AUGUST, 2016

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    Investment Trends Signal Heated Second Half for 2016

    Improved stability in financial markets has bolstered investor sentiment; so, too, have core fundamentals underscored by a surge in rents. As a result, small balance investors have gained a collective second wind and are driving asset sales and prices higher.

  • Space Markets Provide a Lift for Investments

    JULY, 2016

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    Space Markets Provide a Lift for Investments

    After the recent pullback in investment sales and prices, impressive second quarter space market fundamentals re-assure small balance lenders and investors that there’s plenty of gas left in the tank.

  • Momentum in Investment Property Sales and Prices Slows

    JUNE, 2016

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    Momentum in Investment Property Sales and Prices Slows

    Chalk it up to market uncertainties and/or investor fatigue, but the dynamic pace of growth in the CRE investment market has hit a speed bump.

  • Investors Turn Bullish At Quarter Close

    MAY, 2016

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    Investors Turn Bullish At Quarter Close

    Small cap CRE investors returned to the marketplace in force, elevating property sales to a first-quarter high as core fundamentals shine.

  • Investor Wariness Trumps Strong Fundamentals

    APRIL, 2016

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    Investor Wariness Trumps Strong Fundamentals

    Small cap space market fundamentals turned in a solid first quarter, but investment activity waned as investors were largely focused elsewhere, i.e., on choppy financial markets.

  • Market Expansion Gets Off to Slow Start

    MARCH, 2016

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    Market Expansion Gets Off to Slow Start

    Small balance loan originations peaked last year and helped boost property sales to another record high. In the aftermath, January’s transaction volume dipped and prices flattened, but the small-cap CRE recovery remains largely intact.

  • Small Caps End Year on High Note

    FEBRUARY 2016

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    Small Caps End Year on High Note

    Deal volume topped $90 billion in 2015 for the first time as rents and asset prices strengthened in most markets.

  • Property Sales Advance to New High as Fundamentals Shine

    JANUARY, 2016

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    Property Sales Advance to New High as Fundamentals Shine

    Annual sales volume set a new record in November by capitalizing on exceptional trends in space market fundamentals.

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SBL NATIONAL REPORT

SBL NATIONAL REPORT

Our national Small Balance Loan (SBL) reports provide a comprehensive view of top lenders and market opportunities nationwide to support strategic planning, new business initiatives and new loan product development.

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NATIONAL SMALL-CAP PRICE INDEX REPORT

NATIONAL SMALL-CAP PRICE INDEX REPORT

Small cap CRE assets perform differently over time than large cap properties. Our Small Commercial Price Indices (SCPI) support collateral valuation and market monitoring in this unique domain.

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PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

  • National SBL Report - Full Year 2017

    April 17, 2018

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    National SBL Report - Full Year 2017

  • Strong Support, Modest Regulatory Relief

    December 15, 2017

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    Strong Support, Modest Regulatory Relief: Client Survey on the Outlook for the Proposed Appraisal Exemption Increase.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: CLIENT SURVEY ON PROPOSED APPRAISAL EXEMPTION

    December 15, 2017

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    INFOGRAPHIC: CLIENT SURVEY ON PROPOSED APPRAISAL EXEMPTION

  • Small Balance Market Overview and Trends

    JUNE 22, 2017

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    Small Balance Market Overview and Trends

  • SMALL BALANCE MARKET TRENDS

    APRIL 27, 2017

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    SMALL BALANCE MARKET TRENDS

  • Evaluations for Subsequent Transactions

    MARCH 01, 2017

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    Evaluations for Subsequent Transactions

  • Infographic:Client Survey Results

    JANUARY 01, 2017

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    Infographic:Client Survey Results

  • 2Q National SBL Market Report

    OCTOBER 02, 2017

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    2Q National SBL Market Report

  • Musings on CRE Prices and Differing Market States

    NOVEMBER 16, 2015

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    Musings on CRE Prices and Differing Market States

  • Presentation on Small Balance Lending Trends

    SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

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    Presentation on Small Balance Lending Trends

  • Top Bank Lenders Strengthen Hold on Small Balance Commercial Origination

    JULY 01, 2015

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    Top Bank Lenders Strengthen Hold on Small Balance Commercial Origination.

  • Presentation on Small Balance Lending Trends

    APRIL 29, 2015

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    Presentation on Small Balance Lending Trends

  • Another Take on Market Fragmentation

    MAY 01, 2014

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    Another Take on Market Fragmentation

  • Fuchs Presentation on Small Balance Lending Trends

    MAY 07, 2014

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    Fuchs Presentation on Small Balance Lending Trends at the Crittenden National Real Estate Conference

  • Favorable Expectations for 2014 Voiced by Experts in First Survey

    FEBRUARY 01, 2014

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    Favorable Expectations for 2014 Voiced by Experts in First Survey. Small Balance Commercial Market Outlook.

  • Small Balance Loan Research

    DECEMBER 01, 2013

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    Small Balance Loan Research

  • Special Study of Small Balance Commercial Lending among Community Banks

    SEPTEMBER 01, 2013

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    Special Study of Small Balance Commercial Lending among Community Banks

  • Small Balance Loan Research

    SEPTEMBER 01, 2013

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    Small Balance Loan Research

  • NEW INTERAGENCY APPRAISAL AND EVALUATION GUIDELINES

    DECEMBER 01, 2013

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    NEW INTERAGENCY APPRAISAL AND EVALUATION GUIDELINES

  • Not One-Size-Fits-All

    SEPTEMBER 01, 2013

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    Not One-Size-Fits-All

  • Researching the Right Stuff

    SEPTEMBER 01, 2013

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    Researching the Right Stuff

  • BENT BUT NOT BROKEN: SMALL-CAP CRE PRICES PROVE RESILIENT

    AUGUST 01, 2010

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    BENT BUT NOT BROKEN: SMALL-CAP CRE PRICES PROVE RESILIENT

  • Small Commercial Mortgage Market Shows Signs of Life

    SEPTEMBER 01, 2013

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    Small Commercial Mortgage Market Shows Signs of Life

  • Navigating Through Troubled Waters

    SEPTEMBER 23, 2008

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    Navigating Through Troubled Waters

  • Small is the New Big

    APRIL 25, 2007

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    Small is the New Big

  • Everyone Can Play. Anyone Can Win.

    DECEMBER 04, 2007

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    Everyone Can Play. Anyone Can Win.

  • Navigating the Wholesale Channel

    APRIL 25, 2007

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    Navigating the Wholesale Channel:2006 Small-Balance Commercial Mortgage Brokers Survey.

  • Sizing Up the Small-Loan Market

    DECEMBER 04, 2007

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    Sizing Up the Small-Loan Market