The global economy, commercial real estate included, has forced some lenders and investors to sit on the sidelines. Changing interest rates, inflation and recent shifts have resulted in investors losing deals and having to push the pause button. The volatility has slowed down activity and market rates have moved quickly.
Some experts believe interest rates for debt could rise 200 to 300 basis points, which would not favor borrowers. Not only will that make it challenging to underwrite deals, but many will no longer even pencil, especially those expecting to find a low cost of capital.