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November 20, 2020

RE Capital Markets Insights: Continued challenge of finding capital on both the equity and debt sides shines spotlight on the need for strong relationship between borrowers and lenders

 

With the Presidential Elections now behind us, we have a little less uncertainty about what the future will hold from an economic and regulatory standpoint allowing all of us to focus on the challenges of the pandemic.

The commercial real estate industry continues to face challenges as the pandemic has accelerated trends, such as Internet shopping, and given rise to regulations, such as eviction moratoriums,

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May 14, 2020

Loan Market Remains Active

Los Angeles Business Journal

Economic uncertainty is changing lending practices, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t financing available for commercial real estate in Los Angeles.

The trick, though, is finding that financing and getting the right terms.

“Whatever underwriting people were using in January and February has clearly changed now,” said Kevin Shannon, co-head of capital markets at Newmark Knight Frank. “The loan terms — they are getting so dramatically different from what they were.”

While some lenders are “afraid to make bad loans,” Shannon added,

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April 24, 2020

Dekel Capital Secures $59M for Multifamily Project in Greater LA

Commercial Observer

Latigo Group has locked in $59 million in construction financing for a 152,000-square-foot multifamily development in the northwestern part of Greater Los Angeles, according to Dekel Capital, which arranged and announced the funding.

Dekel said the financing was provided by a publicly traded real estate investment trust and a life insurance company.

Latigo has started work on the project at 299 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, which will be the first significant multifamily project in Thousand Oaks since 2007.

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April 8, 2020

Dekel Capital Arranges $47.8M Construction Loan for Multifamily Community in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles-based Dekel Capital, on behalf of Los Angeles-based CGI Strategies, has secured $47.8 million in non-recourse construction financing for the development of a multifamily community located at 837 S. Fedora St. in Los Angeles.

Provided by a national lender, the loan will be used for the construction of a seven-story concrete and wood building over two levels of subterranean parking in the Koreatown neighborhood.

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March 23, 2020

Forbearance Over Foreclosure: Lenders Encouraged to Play Nice as Coronavirus Hammers Economy

The global spread of the coronavirus is the unexpected event the U.S. commercial real estate industry feared would halt the country’s longest period of economic expansion. But when rent or mortgages come due, lenders are expected to exercise some level of flexibility to soften the blow. Wikimedia/Sparkx 11

While these are still early days in what some economists are already calling a recession, banks are expected to take a different tone in this downturn compared to the last.

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March 17, 2020

Construction Lenders Are Open For Business Amid Covid-19 Disruption

In the last few days, the COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on the stock and financial markets, but the virus hasn’t knocked them out yet. For construction deals specifically, lenders remain “open for business,” according to Shlomi Ronen of Dekel Capital.

“Things are slower and people are figuring things out,” Ronen, a principal at Dekel Capital, tells GlobeSt.com. “Lenders remain open for business. Some debt funds have communicated that they are on the sidelines.

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