Commercial lending margins continue to fatten

Commercial lending margins continue to fatten
Industrial still the preferred asset class. (Image: Supplied)
Brent Melville
The appetite for commercial property lending has improved over the past quarter, but banks and other lenders are baking "substantial pricing premiums" into their deals.And that's not likely to change anytime soon, according to a second-quarter lender sentiment survey of banks, pension funds and securities companies.The survey, conducted by commercial realtor CBRE, suggests "all-in" interest rates will continue to increase via lenders’ margins.There is consensus, however, that those increases will be at a slowe...

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