Entries by jimflaherty

Checking In on 9/11

Today marks the 12th year I’ve been writing this blog, which I started to provide an inside perspective on how financial reform would affect the CMBS finance markets and, more importantly, provide commentary on how it should. In my opinion, data transparency is the single most important factor in ensuring the markets stay fair, honest […]

Your all-in-one CRE Debt Software Tool

In the 20 years since we founded Backshop, we have created an all-in-one CRE software tool that services all aspects of the debt business. Our capabilities now include: Deal Origination, Asset Management, Master Servicing, Special Servicing Mezzanine Lending with Fund and CLO Reporting CMBS Origination, Bond Analytics and IRP data via API Workflows, Approvals, Dashboards, […]

CMBS.com is a Winner of the Most Prestigious Award in Commercial Real Estate Tech

CMBS.com celebrates great achievement in the Real Estate Tech Awards (#RETAS) New York, NY (September 5, 2019) — CMBS.com, CRE Software and CMBS Data for Property Owners and Professionals, is pleased to announce that they are a Sixth Annual Real Estate Tech Awards (#RETAS) winner in the Information & Intelligence category presented by CREtech, the […]

Leaping Toward Asset Transparency

A new rent-roll reporting standard promises to improve underwriting and commercial real estate investment management Reasonable people can disagree about whether specific provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act go too far in regulating financial institutions and instruments, but few would argue with the intent of the law as stated upfront […]

2019 is off to a hot start

I’m leaving Miami after attending the annual CREFC Investor Conference. The conference, now in its 25th year, is usually the best place to find out what people are thinking and get a prediction for the year. We had great weather, and a friend of mine hosted me on a nice-sized boat to cruise around Miami […]

CREtech Los Angeles

Last week we spread the word and met some new people at #CREtech in Los Angeles. While we are well known in CRE debt circles, we are not yet well known on the equity side of the business — and these events are attended by equity players.