It's been an active year for commercial real estate finance and investment. Some of the big themes included the continued reemergence of the CMBS sector, increased activity on the part of private equity investors and growing interest in alternative property types within the commercial real estate field.
The overarching theme is the quest for yield. The most popular stories on our site explore how various factors could affect returns for investors whether negative (through higher costs of capital or less access to debt) or positive (what opportunities offer chances for greater opportunities.) And the most popular feature of the year was our look at "10 Disrupters," key individuals we identified that are playing an active role in shaping the future of the industry.
What follows are the 10 most popular finance and investment stories that were published on NREIonline.com throughout 2013 according to our readers.