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Cushman & Wakefield Release Mid-Year Macro Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

Persistent inflation continues to influence the Fed’s decision making in 2024, amidst ongoing moderation in overall economic and labor conditions. These factors create a complex and mixed outlook for commercial real estate assets, according to Cushman & Wakefield. read more

Federal Reserve Indicators Suggest that Economic Activity Continues to Expand

Recent indicators suggest that economic activity has continued to expand at a solid pace. Job gains have remained strong, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Inflation has eased over the past year but remains elevated. read more

Versabank Receives Approval to Acquire Stearns Bank Holdingford

Stearns Financial Services (SFSI) has received approval from the Federal Reserve for the acquisition of one of its affiliate locations, Stearns Bank Holdingford, by Canada-based VersaBank. read more

Fed Approves Merger of Provident Bank and Lakeland Bank

Provident Financial Services, the parent company of Provident Bank, and Lakeland Bancorp, the parent company of Lakeland Bank, received regulatory approval from the Federal Reserve to complete their previously announced merger. read more

Beige Book Reports Slowdown in Economic Activity, ‘Diminished’ Expectations

According to the Federal Reserve’s November Beige Book report, there has been a slowdown in overall economic activity over the last month, with expectations “diminished” for the next six to 12 months. read more

Federal Reserve Continues Pause on Interest Rate Hikes

The Federal Reserve announced on Thursday stated that it will maintain the target range for the federal funds rate between 5.25% and 5.5%. The Fed made a similar decision in September, pausing its run of hikes aimed at curbing rising inflation that began in March 2022. read more

Banc of California, PacWest Receive Final Regulatory Approval for Merger

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System granted its approval of the previously announced combination of Banc of California and PacWest and their respective bank subsidiaries. read more

October Beige Book Shows Weaker Loan Demand, Modest Price Increases

The Federal Reserve released its October Beige Book, while little to no change in overall economic activity was reported month over month, banks reported weaker loan demand as prices continued to increase. read more

Federal Reserve Boosts Interest Rates After Pause in June

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced that it will raise the target range for the federal funds rate to between 5.25% and 5.5%, marking a quarter point increase and its fourth such move of 2023 following a pause in June.  read more

Middle-Market M&A Volume Declined 14.3% Y/Y in Q1/23

According to Capstone Partners’ recently released Q1/23 Capital Market Update, total middle-market merger and acquisition volume declined 14.3% year over year in Q1/23. However, middle-market deal volume continued to outperform the broader M&A market. read more

Federal Reserve Maintains Interest Rate Level Amidst Slowing Inflation

The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it will maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 5% to 5.25%, noting that economic activity and job gains have expanded since it last raised rates in early May. read more

Federal Reserve Boosts Rates for 10th Time Since March 2022

The Federal Reserve announced that it will raise the target range for the federal funds rate to between 5% and 5.25% on Wednesday, marking a quarter point increase and its third such move of 2023 and 10th since it began its efforts to curb rising inflation last March. read more

Fed Reports Bank Deposit Growth, Loan and Leasing Decline in Early April

Citing a report from the Federal Reserve, Reuters reported that between March 29 and April 5, U.S. commercial bank deposits rose, while there was a slight decline in loans and leases. read more

Federal Reserve Boosts Rates, Expects Banking Turbulence to Weigh on Inflation

The Federal Reserve announced that it will raise the target range for the federal funds rate to between 4.75% and 5% on Wednesday, marking a quarter point increase and its second such move of 2023. read more

Federal Reserve Boosts Interest Rates, Says ‘Inflation Has Eased Somewhat’

The Federal Reserve announced that it will raise the target range for the federal funds rate to between 4.5% and 4.75%, marking a quarter point increase. The move was less drastic than its seven rate increases in 2022, with all but one of those lifting rates by three quarters of a point. read more

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