National Commercial Real Estate News From CoStar Group
Investment Virtuoso of Blackstone Evident in the IPO Markets
Just as The Blackstone Group kept the capital markets busy in 2011 and 2012 raising more than $16 billion through private fundraising efforts, it has kept them equally busy this year cashing in on those investments through the public markets.
This week the ubiquitous private equity firm filed to take its fifth firm public this year in an initial public offering. Balckstone's Extended Stay America hotel chain filed a proposed initial public offering...
For Banks, CRE Loans Shifting from Headwind to Tailwind
More banks are jumping on the CRE bandwagon as they continued to report improving commercial real estate credit quality, increased lending and strong competition for property financings for the quarter just ended.
And, unlike concerns that have surfaced over the impact that rising interest rates could have on residential real estate, banks generally see the uptick in rates as a positive for CRE.
Overall, bankers have reported slight increases...