Debt & Structured Finance | Canada Research

Curve inversion draws CRE capital Increasing evidence of a global economic slowdown in recent weeks has elevated the risk profile for Canada’s economy. Globally, Brexit negotiations are still gridlocked, the Eurozone economy falters and U.S.-China trade negotiations drag on. Domestically, household debt-to-income levels are the highest they have ever been, retail sales are slowing, oil sands producers are reevaluating projects …

Commercial Mortgage Commentary – CMLS Mortgage Analytics Group

Making News Overnight Rate In late October, the Bank of Canada (“BOC”) announced the third 25 bps rate hike this year, which brought the overnight target rate to 1.75%. The increase comes after continued strength in economic figures and the negotiation of the “new NAFTA” trade deal with Mexico and the U.S. This pushed the prime rate of major Canadian …

Commercial Properties Skyrocket in Numbers 2015

Commercial Properties Skyrocket in Numbers 2015 According to Real Capital Analytics, $533 billion of commercial real estate changed hands last year, up 23% from a year earlier. The volume also was roughly 4% more than what had been projected as of November 2014. The total was still well shy of the record $574.9 billion of deal volume that took place …

State of the Commercial Retail Market with Keith Watters

State of the Commercial Retail Market with Keith Watters Keith Watters has been in the commercial mortgage business for many years. As an experienced agent, he is a great asset to the Mortgage Alliance Commercial team. Over the years Keith has been faced with almost every challenge possible when helping clients obtain financing.  As a mortgage broker, he gets to see …

Lenders Have Become Less Conservative

Lenders Have Become Less Conservative Interest rates are yet again at an all-time low, with credit unions like Meridian offering residential mortgage rates of as low as 1.49 per cent. Rates are even more attractive on the commercial side of mortgages. We can officially say the spring market is underway. In a recent interview with the Canadian Mortgage Professionals (CMP), …

A Beacon Shines in the Commercial Mortgage Brokerage Industry

A Beacon Shines in the Commercial Mortgage Brokerage Industry We are proud to announce that our very own Michel Durand has been nominated once again this year as the Best Commercial Mortgage Broker of the Year!! Michel, is the President and principal broker of Mortgage Alliance Commercial Canada (MACC), as well as Co-Founder of Multi-Prêts Commercial (MPC). Both entities service …