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A program created by tax reform could pave the way for a flurry of in-vestment activity in struggling communities nationwide. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 contained a provision that allows in-vestors to defer or avoid taxes on capital gains if the money is reinvested in designated "Opportunity Zones".
Regional and local banks are the fastest-growing segment of the commercial bank sector. In recent years, the largest growth in commercial mortgage portfolios on both an absolute and percentage change basis has come from banks with total assets of less than $100 billion. The largest banks are also increasing commercial mortgage holdings, but more incrementally.
Yardi Matrix studied demand and supply trends in the top 30 U.S. metros by population over the next five years to determine which markets might be at risk of oversupply—and conversely which might need new units.
Forged out of crisis and sharpened during a cycle of frenetic activity, the CMBS market is struggling to adjust to a period of relative calm. While CMBS volume year-to-date through mid-May hit $26.0 billion, up 30 percent from last year’s issuance for the same period, according to “Commercial Mortgage Alert”, few analysts expect the market to get near the 2017 full-year volume of $93.3 billion.