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Versant Commercial Brokerage, Inc. Advises on $257,000,000 in Completed Deals through Third Quarter of 2014

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2014

Versant Commercial Brokerage has completed $ 257MM in debt and equity transactions through the third quarter of 2014. The transactions covered more than 1.2MM SF of commercial real estate in Texas, Florida, Nevada, and Oklahoma. Notable transactions included the recapitalization of an 111,000 SF flex office building in Dallas, Texas, and a 204,000 SF Class A office building in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are seeing strong demand from individual investors for well priced equity and mezzanine debt,” said Matt Mueller, President of Versant. “We underwrite our equity offerings with an 8% current dividend, and our mezzanine offerings at 14-15%, paid current. Continued low interest rates are forcing individual investors to look for creative alternatives to traditional fixed income investments, such as certificates of deposit and government bonds.”

“Pricing on CMBS loans is extremely competitive right now and availability has expanded,” said Quinn Palomino, Principal of Versant. “Low interest rates are pushing up cash on cash returns for equity holders, which is making commercial real estate more attractive to individual investors. The key is to reduce risk by purchasing buildings with strong credit tenants, such as ADP, United Healthcare, Progressive Insurance, US Cellular, or Waste Management; all of these companies are tenants in past or current offerings.”

Versant provides a wide variety of commercial real estate services, including senior debt origination, mezzanine debt syndication, 1031 transactions, and equity syndication. The firm specializes in providing mezzanine and equity investment opportunities directly to individual accredited investors without using high priced intermediaries. Many transactions involve under-capitalized tenant in common owned properties.

“Unfortunately, in this low interest rate environment, many investors are not generating enough cash flow to live comfortably in retirement. A large percentage of our clients have a significant percentage of their capital invested in certificates of deposit and government bonds,” said Palomino. “These investments, while great for their low credit risk, are problematic in a rising interest rate environment. We want to provide investors with the opportunity to achieve higher returns without taking on too much market or credit risk.”

About Versant Commercial Brokerage

Versant is a commercial real estate investment and finance firm. We provide high quality investment opportunities for individual investors by creating access to exclusive deals. Our professionals have advised on over $ 3,000,000,000 of commercial real estate engagements.

Through a private network of investors, we provide debt and equity capital for commercial real estate projects. Our network of relationships, sophisticated analyses, and experience in deal structuring give us a unique capabilities to place debt and equity for real estate projects nationwide.

Our investors obtain superior returns by directly investing in exclusive opportunities. We reduce costs by eliminating redundant financial intermediaries.

Please visit http://www.versantcre.com to learn more about our investor services.

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5th Annual “Bellevue Gets Engaged” Returns to Philadelphia on Sunday, October 12, 2014

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 06, 2014

The Bellevue Gets Engaged, a truly all-inclusive wedding event experience for the most fashionable bride and groom-to-be, is returning to Hyatt at The Bellevue on Sunday, October 12th from noon – 4 p.m. and showcases 40 local partners devoted to creating the most unique display of their expertise. In its 5th year, this glamorous bridal event provides couples with unique and out of the box wedding ideas from décor to the latest bridal fashion trends, ensuring couples will be prepared to walk down the aisle in style.

Whether the wedding party is seeking a venue, registry ideas, or even dance lessons, they will find it all at The Bellevue Gets Engaged. Guests will walk through the epitome of excellence that is the Grand Ballroom of The Hyatt at the Bellevue as they meet Philadelphia’s foremost innovators of the wedding industry.

Enjoy creative Finlandia and Chambord cocktails, bubbly champagne, and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Delight the sweet tooth with creative wedding cakes, cookies and pastries masterfully crafted by awarding winning cake and cookie boutiques, including Ann’s Cake Pan, Bredenbeck’s, Classic Cake Company, Couture Candy Buffet, Sweet T’s Bakeshop, and Velvet Sky Bakery.

Local, vibrant, panelists will grace the stage as an addition to the 5th annual event. The area’s bridal experts will be ready to answer top bridal questions, and lend advice on everything from selecting the right gown to styling your engagement photo shoot. The entire bridal party will fall in love with the timeless elegance that is The Nicole Miller 2014-2015 Bridal Collection as it is showcased during an exclusive runway show. Runway hair and makeup will be styled by Bellevue Salon & Spa.

CTO Music Artists will keep everyone on their feet providing music and entertainment for the event. Society Hill Dance Academy will be demonstrating beautifully choreographed dances for that magical “first dance.”

Preview unique and distinctive invitation creations from Chick Invitations and one of a kind touches from Scarlett Alley.

Bellevue merchants include Tiffany & Co., Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue, Williams-Sonoma, The Palm and Tavern on Broad will showcase their services for the bride and groom-to-be.

Produced by Mary K. Dougherty & Associates and Hyatt at the Bellevue, The Bellevue Gets Engaged is a must for couples as they will walk away ready to plan the most important day of their lives. Guests will receive a fabulous goody bag with gifts carefully chosen by event partners. Space is limited, to purchase tickets please visit mkdandassociates.com. 

Follow Bellevue Gets Engaged on Facebook, Twitter and MKDA website for updates and event information:

Twitter: @mkd_associates

Facebook: facebook.com/mkdandassociates

Website: mkdandassociates.com


When and Where:

Hyatt at The Bellevue

200 S. Broad Street

October 12, 2014, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Press Inquiries:

Please contact us if you would like to:

Attend the event or receive follow up press information

Excellent photo opportunity

Meet the Bellevue Partners:

Bliss Modern American Cuisine

Hyatt at The Bellevue

XIX Nineteen

Ralph Lauren


Tavern on Board

Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland

Tiffany & Co.

The Palm Philadelphia

The Sporting Club at the Bellevue

The Walking Company


Stylish Bride and Groom

Bellevue Salon & Spa

Nicole Miller Philadelphia

Floral and Decor

Carl Alan Floral Designers

Sound and Stage

CTO Music Artists

Arthur Murray

Read All About It

Philadelphia Wedding Magazine

The Knot

Wedding Wire

Raise your Glass

Brown-Forman- Chambord, Finlandia, Korbel

Capture Your Day

Allure Films by Video One


Pictures By Todd

Philip Gabriel Photography


Susan Beard Photography

Delightful Desserts

Ann’s Cake Pan

Bredenbeck’s Bakery

Couture Candy Buffet

Classic Cakes

Sweet T’s Bakeshop

Velvet Sky Bakery

Inspirational Invites

Chick invitations

Arrive in Style

Philadelphia Trolley Works

Personalize Your Day

Denise Fike

Sarah Morrison, All About Events

Scarlett Alley

About The Bellevue

Located at 200 S. Broad Street in the heart of Center City, The Bellevue is the epicenter of Philadelphia’s shopping and dining district. Built in 1904, The Bellevue’s historical elements and unique architecture offer unexpected charm with a modern twist. The property boasts twenty-six retail and dining locations, offices, a “State of the Art” Fitness Facility as well as The Hyatt (at The Bellevue) Hotel. The Bellevue Eatery, located on the Lower Level features 10 quick-serve dining establishments. High-end retailers include Nicole Miller at The Bellevue, Starbucks, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, Tiffany & Co., Williams-Sonoma, The Walking Company, Bellevue Salon & Spa, Polo Ralph Lauren and more. The Bellevue also features outstanding restaurants including Tavern on Broad, The Palm, Bliss, and XIX. For more information, visit http://www.bellevuephiladelphia.com or call 215.875.8350. “Like” The Bellevue on Facebook and “Follow” on Twitter.


Rates Still Frozen Near Best Levels of 2014 Ahead of Long Weekend

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014

Despite stronger than expected economic data yesterday, bond markets still managed to win some gains following influences from European markets rather than domestic economic reports. Mortgage rates however did not decrease as much as market movement would have implied, which is likely due to the long weekend following the last trading day of the month. As it stands, rates are still frozen near the best levels of 2014. Blue Home Loans, Inc., a California-based full service mortgage company that has been helping CA residents find the best rates and loans available for many years, has been keeping track of these recent mortgage rates trends and now comments on the current situation and offers some advice for those who are not sure how to proceed with their home loan plans.

An August 29th report from Mortgage News Daily gives further insight into the current situation with mortgage interest rates. It says, “Mortgage rates barely budged today. A few lenders were a bit higher than yesterday. A few more were a bit lower, but most hadn’t moved enough to be considered anything more than unchanged. Most borrowers would see the exact same quote today compared to yesterday. 4.125% remains the most prevalently quoted conforming 30yr fixed rate, but 4.0% is as close as it’s been since May 28th.”

That same article goes on to explain, “The lack of material improvement in mortgage rates is notable today, considering the underlying markets that most directly affect rates would indicate some improvement. This is one of the few instances where mortgage-backed-securities (MBS) will be in better shape without any noticeable effect on loan pricing. This phenomenon actually isn’t that uncommon on the day before a 3-day weekend, and especially when it happens to be the last business day of the month.”

Blue Home Loans explains that since yesterday’s lack of movement seems to have been primarily due to the end-of-the-month/3-day-weekend combo, there may be some hope that rates could go lower, possibly even to the lowest rates so far this year, when trading resumes on Tuesday. Because of this, those who were not able to lock in this week’s low rates should feel assured that floating over the long weekend could turn out to be a profitable move.

For those who are just starting out with their loan process, applying for a loan next week and locking on application is always an option, but borrowers may wish to do this with a lender that allows for renegotiation, in case rates drop even lower before they close on their loan. Those who do not immediately lock in their rates will want to be sure that they can depend on their loan officer to keep them informed of any situations where locking would be favorable, or the best option to avoid higher rates.

Blue Home Loans can help California borrowers who are looking for the best rates, lenders and loan programs to find exactly what they need so that they can take advantage of today’s lowest mortgage rates and save money on their loans. As the Blue Home Loans website states,

“We make finding a loan simple because we have virtually every loan program available, regardless of the type of mortgage you are looking for. Whether you are dealing with bad credit, foreclosure, bankruptcy, or low credit scores, we can help you. It only takes us five minutes to find the right program that fits your needs.”

For more information on how Blue Home Loans can help California home loan borrowers get approved for their home purchase loan or refinance quickly, please visit BlueHomeLoans.com or call 1-888-929-BLUE (2583) to speak with an experienced mortgage professional.

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