ASK MIKE MONDAYS - Will a FED RATE hike have an impact on Commercial Real Estate?

Yes and No…. After the Fed’s raised rates last week; the 10 year treasury fell. The 10 year treasury is the benchmark interest rate for many commercial real estate transactions. The long term interest rates are getting flatter as compared to the short term interest rates. At this time, it should have a limited impact on investor that purchase or own commercial real estate for a long term hold. We have seen interest rates RISE with the community banks. Many investors use community or regional banks for short term bridge lending. That small rise should not have a significant impact; but be aware in the future if your loan is tied to an adjustable rate index.

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