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John B. Levy & Company has released the Giliberto-Levy Commercial Mortgage Performance Index (G-L Index) for the second quarter of 2017. The G-L Index tracks private-market loans in investor portfolios and produced a 2.11% total return in the second quarter.

Quarterly income return was 1.11% and capital value produced 1.01%, consisting of a 1.05% price return and a -0.04% contribution from other factors. Combined with a 2.01% total return in the first quarter,

Andy Little


BY ANDREW LITTLE, Special correspondent – May 14, 2017

Like the transitional point in “Shout,” the frat-classic song originally recorded by The Isley Brothers in 1959 and made famous by Otis Day and the Knights in the movie “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” the markets were holding their breath the last few months, but seem revived and poised for growth again.

The French election was concluded without a major surprise;

Andrew Little


BY ANDREW LITTLE Special correspondent – Jun 18, 2017

Much like one of Tennessee’s state songs, “Rocky Top,” commercial real estate values are peaking, and it is a little rocky at the top.

It is not uncommon to read a headline reporting surging stock, gold or bond prices while simultaneously reading about investors’ fear that a great drop-off is imminent.

The same is true of commercial real estate.

Andy Little


BY ANDREW LITTLE Special correspondent – Jul 16, 2017

Commercial real estate investors are like Boston Red Sox fans watching Aaron Judge hit home runs in the Home Run Derby.

The 6-foot-7 rookie sensation plays for the New York Yankees, but other than that, he’s hard to dislike.

Likewise, though investors are skeptical, it’s difficult to find a reason to dislike commercial real estate these days.

In a recent Bloomberg Surveillance interview, John B. Levy discussed how the rise in eCommerce is driving a major shift in the commercial real estate market.