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September 11, 2014

Today is the 6th anniversary of this blog, which I write to follow the regulatory response to the financial crisis and how the implementation of the Dodd Frank law affects the CMBS market.

If you are a follower, you know I believe the regulators’ primary role should be to require transparency, and I advocate that position. This blog and my advocacy for transparency in the CMBS market is in part inspired by the events of 9/11/01.

Check out my very first post that gives that story:


CMBS.com redesign plus CMBS.com Mobile

We redesigned the www.CMBS.com web site and added some great new features. Check ’em out:

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Backshop and CMBS.com expand to serve the entire CRE market

For years I have been talking and blogging about the importance of transparency, standardization and XML in the CRE market. Well, I decided it was time to be more proactive in making these concepts a reality by creating inexpensive tools for small CRE operations and providing free tools for everyone who wants to experience the benefits of transparency.

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CMBS.com Pro launch update

The launch of CMBS.com Pro has been going well. Our new commercial real estate deal management tool, which includes CMBS data, was very well received at the ICSC conference in Las Vegas. We had several people sign up on the spot, and one property owner from the Midwest stated we were his favorite product at the show. The attendance was massive at the show but the Marketplace Mall (where we were) did not get the same traffic as the Leasing Mall. Maybe next year we will change locations. Nonetheless, it was a great venue to launch the new product.

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New Product Launch!

Today we go live with our brand new product, CMBS Pro, a web-based commercial real estate deal management system that is combined with CMBS data. We took the same enterprise software we sell to large banks, configured it to focus only on the core elements of a deal, combined CMBS data and priced it to attract individual users. The result is a clean, easy to use application that replaces your spreadsheets and other valuation tools and we hope will become an essential part of your CRE business process.

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