Commercial Mortgage Originations Increase; Meijer Comes Up With New Concept (Thursday's News & Notes)

Though we are no longer in a de facto credit crisis, the shortage of available financing continues to be a serious problem for both retailers and retail real estate developers. The Mortgage Bankers Association reports that in the fourth quarter, there has been a noticeable pick up in the volume of commercial mortgage originations compared to a year ago. But overall, the credit situation remains daunting, according to a MarketWatch story. For more on credit availability and other news on retail and retail real estate, follow the links below.

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