News Roundup: Politics & CRE, a Self-Storage Boom and Soaring Demand for Small-Business Lending

November 2, 2018

 

Political Races for Commercial Real Estate Pros to Watch

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As America heads to the ballot box tomorrow to decide the makeup of Congress for the next two years, Commercial Observer put together a list of races whose outcomes will have a direct effect on commercial real estate markets. Take a look, then keep a slightly more informed eye on results tomorrow evening.


Liberty Provides More than $14.2 Million in Health Care Financing in 2018

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Recently, Liberty provided $1.2 million in financing for a medical facility in Miami, FL. That brings SBA 504 health care facility financing totals to over $14 million for 2018 alone.


Self-Storage Is Booming – and NOLA Is Leading the Way

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The self-storage industry has outpaced the broader economy, growing 4.5% annually in recent years, and adding $4 billion in new storage spaces over the last year. And nowhere is that boom more obvious than in New Orleans, where more than 1 million sq. ft. of self-storage space is currently under construction.


REITs Outperform the Market

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Ever-positive analysts have had to break out their euphemisms for stock market losses over the past few weeks, some even admitting that we may be seeing the early stages of a “correction.” But, despite that “volatility,” Bisnow reports that REITs have been outperforming the rest of the market, painting a positive picture for at least one sector.


Liberty Provides $23+ Million in Financing to Projects in California

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Liberty is a nationwide provider of SBA 504 loans, but over the last two years, we’ve financed more than $23 million for projects in the state of California alone, including projects in Newport Beach, Imperial, San Diego and Riverside.


Small Business Lending Demand Up Significantly

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The conclusion from the latest Thomson Reuters / PayNet Small Business Lending Index? Small businesses are doing well, and are under low financial stress. As a result, they’re investing in growth, driving demand for small business loans up 16% from last year.


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