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Trump Administration Position on Dodd-Frank: Potential Impact on CRE Lending

Trump Administration Position on Dodd-Frank: Potential Impact on CRE Lending One of the top priorities for the Trump administration has been to significantly revise (if not completely eliminate) the Dodd-Frank Act, which was designed to limit the amount of risk financial institutions can legally adopt. Dodd-Frank was created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, […]

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How Investors are Reacting to the Trump Administration

How Investors are Reacting to the Trump Administration As we approach the end of the first hundred days of the new presidential administration, it’s worth recapping how the investment community is reacting to various changes. The first three months (or five, if you count from the date of the election) have witnessed a number of […]

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Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Commercial Real Estate Values

Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Commercial Real Estate Values Although 2017 looks to be a year of significantly more uncertainty for investors, one thing that everyone seems to agree on is the likelihood that the Fed will finally raise interest rates. While this change in posture has long been expected, many investors in the […]

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WFP Income Fund Announces a 6.73% Net Annualized Return through March 31, 2017

WFP Income Fund Announces a 6.73% Net Annualized Return through March 31, 2017 April 5, 2017, Los Angeles, California – The WFP Income Fund, managed by Wilshire Finance Partners, paid investors a 6.73% net annualized non-compounded return through March 31, 2017.  The monthly net non-compounded return in March 2017 on a standalone basis was 0.55% […]

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WFP Opportunity Fund Announces a 21.85% Net Annualized Return for First Quarter 2017

WFP Opportunity Fund Announces a 21.85% Net Annualized Return for First Quarter 2017 April 5, 2017, Los Angeles, California – The WFP Opportunity Fund, managed by Wilshire Finance Partners, generated a 21.85% net annualized non-compounded return for the first quarter of 2017.  The net annualized compounded return for the fund since its inception on September […]

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Finding Value: Secondary and Tertiary Markets

Finding Value: Secondary and Tertiary Markets While the real estate market generally faced significant challenges during the recession, not all markets were equally affected by the downturn. In particular, investors saw primary real estate markets such as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. weather the financial crisis with their value […]

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Wave of Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) Maturities on the Horizon

Wave of Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) Maturities on the Horizon We are fast approaching the ten-year anniversary of the previous peak of the commercial real estate market; this means that a wave of commercial real estate originally financed with 10-year, mortgage-backed securities is about to mature. But the 2017 real estate market is completely different […]

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Private Placement Debt – Not All Debt Is Created Equal

Private Placement Debt – Not All Debt Is Created Equal Expectations of increased volatility in traditional equities markets is driving many high net worth investors to seek new asset classes whose performance isn’t coupled to the fluctuations of public markets. In many cases, this has led investors into the world of private placement debt. Like private equity, private placement […]

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The Case for Alternative Investments

The Case for Alternative Investments This year, we expect to see dramatic increases in both risk and volatility, particularly when it comes to traditional asset classes. As a result, “alternative investments” are expected to increase substantially as high net worth investors seek new ways to diversify their portfolios and decrease exposure to market volatility. The term “alternative […]

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Trump Immigration Policy: Impact on Real Estate

Trump Immigration Policy: Impact on Real Estate The Trump administration’s plans to crack down on immigration and deport undocumented workers have made headlines around the world. But one area in which the new policy may have a surprising impact is the home real estate market. Demand from foreign-born homebuyers represents an underreported sector of the housing market. […]

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