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Category Archives: Capital Market Updates

Broward County Economic Engine Performance Report

The 9th annual Economic Engine Performance Report was recently held on May 19, 2017 in the Port Everglades Convention Center. The 600+ guests in attendance listened to the three panelists which included: Stacy Ritter - Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO/President Steve Cernak - Broward County Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director…
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Interest Rate Increases

So far in 2017 several articles have been issued by Bloomberg News calling direct attention to long-term rate increases anticipated to occur over the next 12-18 months. The following represent short summaries of the below three articles for your reference. -Yellen Set High Hurdle for Reducing Fed's Bond Holdings -Fed Debates Over $4.5 Trillion Balance…
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Cracks in Real Estate Boom

$90 billion of commercial mortgages are reaching maturity and are exposing weakness in the U.S real estate market. Lenders are more particular about the properties they are willing to lend to now compared to pre-recession times. Overheated prices for properties, rising interest rates, and rising regulatory constrains for banks are the contributing factors for the lending pullback. Therefore, many properties with maturing mortgages will find it very difficult to refinance, leading to large losses in the market.