CRE Lending Activity on the Upswing, Led by Alternative Lenders and Banks: CBRE

Originally published on November 17, 2021, by Michael Tucker for Mortgage Bankers Association.

CBRE, Dallas, reported commercial real estate lending activity surged in the third quarter, reflecting rebounding property acquisitions activity.

The CBRE Lending Momentum Index, which tracks U.S. commercial loan closings, soared in the quarter to 376–up 31.6 percent from June and 29.1 percent from just before the pandemic. The index is now up by 135 percent compared with its low point a year ago when lending activity fell sharply amid COVID-19.

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