Nonbank Lenders Assuaging Real Estate Finance Woes

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 7:31 PM EST) -- Financing for real estate deals may become more difficult over the next several years as banks deal with new restrictions and trillions in commercial mortgages coming due, but experts say private equity funds and other nonbank sources are filling the gaps for deals in most asset classes.

Several surveys and news reports in recent weeks, including one from Trepp LLC, have suggested that the $1.4 trillion in commercial mortgages coming due between 2014 and 2017, coupled with the new restrictions on big banks, have placed hurdles...
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