Market Insights
January 11, 2018

January 10, 2018

Richmond, VA.  January 4, 2018 – Investment banking leader John B. Levy & Company is pleased to announce updated results for its new Giliberto-Levy High-Yield Debt Index, also known as the G-L 2.  The Index is the first third-party measure to monitor high-yield commercial mortgage debt performance.  The G-L 2 complements the Giliberto-Levy Commercial Mortgage Performance Index (G-L 1), which has provided a quarterly performance benchmark for investments in private market first-mortgage real estate debt since 1993. 


January 4, 2018
Andy Little

BY ANDREW LITTLE, Special correspondent, Dec 24, 2017, Richmond Times-Dispatch

David Lee Roth could have been referring to commercial real estate exposure when he crooned “Everybody Wants Some!!” in Van Halen’s 1980 hit song.

Many investors fear inflation and think real estate is a good hedge against its corrosive influence on buying power.

That thought has pushed yields on commercial real estate to all-time lows and has made pricing on many assets reach nose-bleed territory.


November 22, 2017

Richmond, Va. November 22, 2017 – John B. Levy & Company published the Giliberto-Levy Monitor for the third quarter of 2017, analyzing commercial mortgage investments that have produced three straight quarters of positive total returns. Private-market loans in investor portfolios posted a 1.07 percent total return in the third quarter, pushing year-to-date total returns to 5.28 percent.

Published quarterly, the Giliberto‐Levy Monitor highlights the results of the Giliberto‐Levy Commercial Mortgage Performance Index (G-L 1) and offers in‐depth market analysis and commentary on important aspects of the commercial mortgage industry.


November 19, 2017
Andy Little

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

BY ANDREW LITTLE, Special correspondent – November 19, 2017

Singer David Johansen, aka Buster Poindexter, probably wasn’t thinking about commercial real estate when he sang one of his biggest hits, “Hot, Hot, Hot.”

But the title to that hit song accurately describes the current state of the commercial real estate market. The ongoing strength in the sector can be attributed to cheap and available capital.

The conduit market,