Banks are eager to lend money to apartment developers to build new apartments. “We still get a number of bids for every deal—four to six or more,” says Michael Riccio, co-head of national production for CBRE Capital Markets.
Construction lenders seemed on the brink of tightening their lending standards earlier this year. Experts worried too many apartments were already under construction and vacancy rates were about to rise. But this spring, demand for apartment properties continued to grow, powering yet another strong season of rising rents—and construction lenders are eagerly making loans to new development projects.
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