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By CRAIG KARMIN
Some of the nation’s largest pension funds are starting to back away from trophy properties in the most expensive real-estate markets over concerns a new bubble is inflating.
After property prices crashed during the financial crisis, pension funds—among the biggest investors in commercial real estate—turned their investment strategies away from risky speculative projects and toward properties considered “core,” well-leased buildings that are seen as low risk due to their stable income, in cities such as New York, Washington and San Francisco.
By Tom Henderson, Crain’s Detroit Business
Six months into his new career, Mike Fezzey is happy as a clam and eager to give lots of Huntington Bank‘s money away. Well, not exactly give. Loan. But commercial loans from local banks have been so rare the last couple of years that their availability, now, almost feels like a gift.