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  • Amherst Expands Senior Leadership Team

    AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Appointment of Former Katerra, Reology, and G6 Hospitality Executives to Enhance the Firm's Suite of Real Estate Products and Accelerate Expansion in New Construction and Consumer Facing Businesses

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  • Amherst Market Commentary – COVID-19 Relief Helps Some, Leaves Over Half of Households Vulnerable

    Market Update - May 2020

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  • Amherst Market Commentary - Coronavirus: Don't Forget America's 43.8 Million Renters

    Market Update - March 2020

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  • 2020 Market Outlook – U.S. Real Estate

    Market Update – December 2019
    This paper examines real estate market fundamentals and key themes to watch in 2020.

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  • "Meet the A.I. Landlord That's Building a Single-Family-Home Empire"

    Fortune – June 2019
    Data science helped Amherst Holdings CEO Sean Dobson make a fortune in the housing crash. Now he's deploying A.I. to profit from properties that most investors wouldn’t touch.

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  • “Amherst Capital Lends $23M for Macy’s Store Repositioning in Nanuet, NY”

    Commercial Observer – March 2019

    Amherst Capital Management has provided $23 million in debt to a joint venture led by Metropolitan Realty Associates to reposition a former Macy’s department store in Nanuet, NY, Commercial Observer has learned.

    The three-year acquisition and construction loan went to MRA and its equity partner Angelo Gordon & Co. for the duo to redevelop the site, modernizing it in preparation for a Macy’s departure.

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  • U.S. commercial real estate still undervalued compared with U.S. stocks

    Institutional Real Estate, Inc. – May 2019
    Recently, Jonathan A. Schein, managing director of global business development at Institutional Real Estate, Inc., spoke with Abbe Franchot Borok, head of originations at Amherst Capital Management, the commercial real estate lending business of Amherst. The following is an excerpt of that conversation.

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  • “Stuck in the Middle: Smaller Boutique Hotels Are the Odd Ones Out”

    Commercial Observer – February 2019

    Boutique hotels have a Goldilocks problem.

    Hotel financiers must decide whether a lending opportunity is too big, too small or just right.

    For many, boutique and independent hotels in the $30 million and under range are firmly on the “too small” side and are viewed as riskier investments. For others, this creates a unique lending niche where the risk-return reward is . . . juuuuust right.

    With the market slowing and hotel room supply outpacing demand in some of the country’s major markets, it’s more costly to be a boutique borrower today. That’s coupled with the fact that lenders are shying away from non-branded hotels or ones that don’t demonstrate a surefire record of success.

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  • “Finance Market Realigns as Rates Rise and CMBS Loses Share”

    Commercial Observer – November 2018
    Abbe Franchot Borok, managing director and head of originations for commercial real estate lending speaks at Commercial Observer’s 3rd Annual Fall Financing Commercial Real Estate Forum in New York

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  • “Why Grocery-Anchored Retail Holds Just About the Only Appeal to Investors”

    Commercial Observer – May 2018
    Looking at recent past performance, grocery-anchored retail has held up better than big-box retail, primarily due to lower online adoption,” said Abbe Franchot Borok, managing director and head of originations for commercial real estate lending at Amherst Capital Management.

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