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Borrower demand has rebounded in the start of the year. At theend of 2018, borrowers put financing plans on hold followinginterest rate increases; however, with interest rates returning tohistorical lows in 2019, borrower demand has rebounded, accordingto Denis Barreto Jr. of ThorofareCapital. Barreto recently joined the firm as director ofcredit, bringing more than 12 years of experience in underwritingcommercial real estate investments, including equity, debt andstructured finance transactions to the firms' multi-strategyplatform.

“At the end of last year the market experienced some volatilityand we saw a number of borrowers put their financing plans onhold,” Barreto tells GlobeSt.com. “As calm was restored, we saw anincrease in transactions and borrowers wade back into the marketduring the first quarter.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.