LIBOR Replacements in Real Estate: Introducing SOFR

LIBOR Replacements in Real Estate

U.S. banks lay the groundwork for the successor to LIBOR, replacements emerge for the real estate industry. Since the mid-1980s, the London Interbank Offered Rate, better known as LIBOR, has been the reference on which most floating-rate loans—an estimated $300 trillion in financial contracts globally—are based. However, the financial world was eventually forced to confront…

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Goldman Sachs Economic Outlook 2019 – Real Estate Research Roundup

Goldman Sachs - Economic Outlook 2019

The U.S. economy could very well be headed into the “home stretch” of the recovery cycle after nearly a decade of growth. Overall, the outlook for the U.S. economy in the coming year is for slower, yet still positive economic growth. Yet even though Goldman Sachs is anticipating “meaningful deceleration” in some key indicators in…

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The death knell is tolling for LIBOR

Are you prepared for the disappearance of LIBOR? The clock is winding down on the last days of LIBOR, forcing commercial real estate professionals to take a closer look at mortgages and loan docs that will be impacted when the key benchmark is phased out by the end of 2021. The demise of LIBOR (the…

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