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The local advantage: Why national brands aren't always the best choice for commercial lending

As the economic recovery marches on, many small commercial real estate owners in the Chicago market are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. National, regional and local tenants are increasingly filling vacancies in retail centers, office buildings and industrial parks that suffered during the Great Recession. Many municipalities are now eager to partner with local owners, recognizing the untapped potential in these developments to cater to area demands, create jobs and generate revenue.

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The debt capital markets: What's in store for 2014?

The debt capital markets: What's in store for 2014?

Warren Buffet said two things that are certainly applicable to the commercial mortgage market today: “You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.” And, “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”