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Brian Stoffers

LOS ANGELES–There is at least one group not dismayed by the flattening yield curve: CRE borrowers. Explains Brian Stoffers, CBRE’s Global President of Debt & Structured Finance: “With the flat curve, borrowers can add significantly to loan terms for little additional expense.”

Flat yield curve or no, in general the finance market for CRE borrowers is still favorable and is expected to remain that way for the rest of the year, according to the CBRE Lending Momentum Index, which tracks the pace of US commercial loan closings. For the second quarter loan credit spreads remain tight and underwriting standards are stable, Stoffers said. “While there is some risk to an escalation of trade disputes, this has not yet influenced credit availability or pricing.”

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Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at GlobeSt.com for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.

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