Latest Fed Forecast Could Spark Real Estate Deal Activity

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT) -- The commercial real estate industry may be poised for a bump in deal activity, with practitioners looking to lock in low rates after the Federal Reserve suggested Wednesday that interest rates could rise more quickly than previously expected.

The Fed's announcement that it would reduce the pace of its monthly asset purchases by an additional $10 billion was widely expected, but a projected federal funds rate increase for 2015 and 2016 caught some in the real estate industry off guard, experts say.

While buyers, sellers and financers alike...
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