According to National Real Estate Investor transaction activity in commercial real estate is picking up this year, albeit slowly, and is expected to intensify in 2011 and 2012 with approximately $700 billion worth of loans coming due on distressed properties over the next four years. The article notes that capital sitting on the sidelines will be getting back into the game, and that life insurance companies will again join the fray. And, even though underwriting requirements remain conservative institutions are lending again to borrowers with stronger cash flows and longer leases, especially.
As entrepreneurial investors, the time is to seek property well located with strong fundamentals. How do you find properties? There are many ways but my suggestion: work with your local CCIM. A CCIM is a proven leader in commercial real estate.