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September Market Update

Economic Overview: Treasury yields have declined this week after August CPI inflation mostly met expectations, supporting forecasts that the Fed will keep rates unchanged this month with chances of a hike in November. The increase was mostly attributable to a spike in gasoline prices in August, that increase should be temporary, economists said. This is […]

August Market Update

Economic Overview: As of August 2023 YTD, the economy continued to grow, although the pace has clearly slowed. Still, real GDP growth is positive; changes in nonfarm payrolls remain above trend rates; unemployment rates remain near the lowest levels since the 1960s; and consumers are becoming a bit more optimistic. As per Goldman Sachs. The […]

Waterstone Defeasance Closes on $3.9 Million CMBS Loan

Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction for a $3.9 million CMBS loan, secured by a retail property in Richmond, VA. Waterstone guided the owners through the defeasance process coinciding with the owners’ sale of their property. “Retail properties continue to trade during these challenging times, location, location, location.  Owners continue to reposition retail properties […]

July Market Update

Economic Overview: US annual inflation slowed to 3% last month, according to the latest Consumer Price Index released Wednesday (July 12th) by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that is a sharp cooldown from June of last year, when surging energy costs helped inflation spike to 9.1% Inflation, as measured by the CPI, has now eased […]

June Market Update

Economic Overview: The Federal Reserve held rates steady in June, keeping the benchmark funds rate at a range of 5% to 5.25%. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said he doesn’t see a rate cut until inflation comes down meaningfully and significantly, and that can take a couple of years. Over the past several weeks markets have […]

April Market Update

Economic Overview: The US economy has performed better than expected through the first part of the year, with 1Q GDP growth up an estimated 3.25%. This has largely been driven by consumer spending – which drives nearly two thirds of economic activity – amid a backdrop of rising wages, moderating inflation and $1.2 trillion of […]

March Market Update

Economic Overview: Markets are assessing the timing and odds of recession and are increasingly optimistic that a soft-landing scenario is plausible based on surprisingly strong domestic data, China re-opening, and Euro-zone resilience. Soft-landing, hard-landing, or no-landing—remains to be seen, but the latest wave of domestic data suggests the Fed has more work to do to […]

January Market Update

2023 will resemble many actions like in the water cycle, circulation and volatility in weather and markets, evaporation in equity from higher interest rates and rising cap rates.  Capital will be available just as precipitation in the water cycle but how much dry powder will be the big question. Economic Overview: As the Federal Reserve […]

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