Commercial Lending Activity in U.S. Increases in Q2

CBRE | August 07, 2019

According to research from CBRE, commercial real estate lending activity gained traction in the second quarter of 2019 following a brief pause at the start of the year amid financial market volatility.
The CBRE Lending Momentum Index, which tracks the pace of commercial loan closings in the U.S, reached a value of 244 in June up 2.3% from March's close. Compared with a year ago, lending growth is 20.8% above its June 2018 close.

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If you’re getting ready for the home selling process, then more likely than not, you have been through the home buying process at least once before. If you were surprised by the complexity of the buying process, then this should serve as fair warning that the home selling process will not be any easier. On the bright side, according to CNN.com, this decade has been the most profitable time to sell a home. By taking the time to research the process of selling a home from start to finish, you will be sure to set yourself apart from other sellers in your area and maximize your own profits.

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American Homes 4 Rent Announces Investment in Vesta Ventures Fund 1

American Homes 4 Rent | February 28, 2022

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) ("American Homes 4 Rent") today announced it has made an investment in Vesta Ventures Fund 1, LP, a residential-focused proptech venture capital fund. Vesta Ventures focuses its investments on early-stage businesses at the intersection of residential real estate and technology, with a proven track record of supporting some of the most promising companies in the sector. Vesta Ventures takes a holistic approach to supporting emerging businesses that goes beyond just capital commitments. It leverages its deep expertise and extensive industry network to open new channels of growth for businesses and to foster further innovation. The firm has recently participated in Series A funding for companies such as Elevation Energy Solar Solutions, a residential clean energy company, and PetScreening, a pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation platform for property managers. We are excited to partner with Vesta and expand our focus on residential proptech, In keeping with our commitment to innovation, this investment provides us with access to the newest, cutting-edge technologies that focus on the resident experience and achieving operational efficiencies for our organization. This investment also aligns with our sustainability and ESG principles, as Vesta prioritizes technologies that promote quality, sustainable housing for a greener future." David Singelyn, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of American Homes 4 Rent. American Homes 4 Rent is on the forefront of innovation in the residential space, and we are thrilled to partner with them to accelerate growth in the proptech arena, Our portfolio of companies includes some of the most exciting businesses in the proptech space that provide tangible ESG benefits to residential owners. We are leveraging our expertise and extensive network to help our partner companies unlock their true potential to define the next era of our industry." Rich Ford, Co-Founder of Vesta Ventures. About American Homes 4 Rent American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) is a leader in the single-family home rental industry and "American Homes 4 Rent" is a nationally recognized brand for rental homes, known for high-quality, good value and resident satisfaction. We are an internally managed Maryland real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on acquiring, developing, renovating, leasing, and operating attractive, single-family homes as rental properties. As of September 30, 2021, we owned 56,077 single-family properties in selected submarkets in 22 states. About Vesta Ventures Founded in early 2021 by industry veterans Rich Ford and Clayton Wyatt, Vesta Ventures is a technology-focused residential platform investing in highly innovative growth opportunities. Vesta's inaugural venture capital fund is backed by the industry leading single-family residential rental market influencers and leverages its strategic advantage to accelerate enterprise value for its portfolio companies and limited partners.

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Matthews™ Broadens Capital Advisory Services with Acquisition of Cadence Capital Partners

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