News Roundup: Industrial Still a Major Player, a Sunny Southern Outlook, 2018 Looks to Close Strong


A Strong Close to a Strong Year

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2018 has been a strong year for investment activity and commercial real estate performance, thanks in no small part to activity in the industrial market. According to Globe Street, industrial will continue to add value for owners and investors through the end of the year and into 2019.

Liberty Closes SBA 504 Loan for the Acquisition of a NJ Industrial Property

New Jersey warehouse

Liberty provided $1.12M in SBA 504 financing for the acquisition of a warehouse in the red-hot New Jersey industrial market.  See all of our closed deals.

Experts Say Strong Industrial Investment to Continue

Q2 CRE investments are up significantly

Nearly 92% of respondents in the annual Investor Sentiment Report from RCM-SIOR saw plenty more growth potential in the industrial investment sector. Respondents cited record and diversified demand, low vacancy, and the expanding economy as key drivers of growth.

A Sunny Southern Outlook

Dallas skyline

According to PwC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), seven of the top 10 investment markets are in the South. Dallas / Fort Worth tops the list, which was released at the ULI Fall Meeting. Brooklyn is second, followed by Raleigh-Durham, Orlando, Nashville, Austin, Boston, Denver, Charlotte and Tampa. Growth in the education, health care and technology sectors are the primary drivers of commercial real estate in these markets.

Liberty Provides Over $16.7 Million in Financing to Projects in the South

Greensboro multifamily unit

Liberty has provided more than $16.7 million in financing for various projects in southern cities, including: Panama City, FL; Greensboro, NC; Memphis, TN; Atlanta, GA, Norcross, GA; and St. Simons Island, GA.

Playing the Field

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While industrial and distribution properties have the best investment prospects for 2019 – similar to last year’s prognosis – the 2019 Emerging Trends in Real Estate from PwC and ULI notes that investors are increasingly looking for new opportunities in property types that they have not tried before.

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Liberty SBF is the #1 ranked non-bank SBA 504 lender by volume in the country. We offer personal service for SBA 504, bridge and conventional loans. We’d love to help you.

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