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Improved retail lending environment April 26, 2011

Posted by Erik Swanson in Articles, Research/Data, Retail News.

In what has been a frustratingly “tentative” lending environment there are increasing signs of improvement for retail assets. In the fourth quarter of 2010, The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Retail Origination Index showed a dramatic 94% increase over the same period in 2009.

Of course, this data is taken on a macro level and some markets remain tentative however. Locally sales velocity for retail investments has increased but only few were financed with newly originated debt.  Frankly though, any data that is evidence of increased lending activity is another sign that we’re heading in the right direction! 

Check out the entire article from RetailTrafficMag.com.



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