REDNews’ Texas Capital Markets Virtual Summit

Emerging Trends in Logistics and

• We can’t be angry about the COVID pandemic and its interruptions of our business lives, and we have to accept where we are and move forward; some sectors are down, some are flat, and some are way up.
• The multifamily and industrial sectors for example are way up, and are very attractive to lenders, although underwriting is more careful and conservative than before; some trophy office buildings are able to secure financing as well; lower LTVs, some non-recourse loans still, but also loans with initial recourse that burns off as the project reaches stabilization; some lenders prefer Texas loans.
• There are lenders in the market still willing to look at all property types, and now that many have worked through their forbearance requests from earlier in the year, they are looking to put out money through new builds and acquisitions and refinancing…although much more conservatively than pre-COVID; new development loans tend to favor multifamily; some of the big national banks have dropped out of the construction loan market. Click to read more at