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Deutsche Bank to Enter the Real Estate Lending Sector in the U.S.

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Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) will be entering the U.S. commercial real estate lending niche soon and is reported to be mulling over the sale of a $2 billion loan, a source familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.  

The loan, which is currently managed by the bank’s Special Situations Group, consists of “distressed mortgages and various forms of debts,” Bloomberg said in an exclusive report. Bloomberg’s source said the bank would partner with a U.S. private equity company.

According to the report, Deutsche Bank aims to make most of rising property values in the U.S. and investors’ increasing interest in debts that generate higher yields. U.S. home prices rose by 6.4 percent in August compared with last year’s figures, data from real estate research firm CoreLogic showed, according to the Cape Breton Post.

The Deutsche Bank is currently the biggest underwriter of loans in America since 2011, Bloomberg noted, utilizing research from the Commercial Mortgage Alert. The bank sells loans “packaged into securities” to investors.

The Special Situations Group is led by Jonathan Pollack, which currently serves as the bank’s global head of commercial real estate.

The German bank’s spokeswoman, Amanda Williams, did not comment on the matter, according to Bloomberg.

Real estate agents in the field can turn to disruptive video marketing software to boost their visibility and to market their listings to investors as loans become more available to developers. Realbiz Media Group, Inc. (OTCQB: RBIZ) develops proprietary video marketing software that agents and their brokers can use to promote their virtual tour listings online. The company offers a Virtual Tour Program that allows real estate sellers to create virtual tours and presentations that are optimized for mobile viewing and could be syndicated through social media for only $29.95 a month.

The program is equipped with a video search engine optimization (VSEO) tool that automatically generate meta tags and descriptions for virtual tours and listings agents have uploaded to the platform so that they would be found easily by consumers online.

The program also has tools for creating QR codes, e-flyers, and seller reports as bonus features.

Realtors can make use of the company’s listing platform Nestbuilder.com, which makes a great platform for hosting their virtual tour listings and personalized agent profiles, as they build their network. Moreover, Nestbuilder.com’s agent and listing pages feature a contact form and social media buttons which allow agents to connect with consumers easily. Nestbuilder.com is a consumer site based on Realbiz Media’s patented marketing technology Nestbuilder Agent.

Realbiz Media’s platforms, applications and web sites feature social integration, which allow agents to cross-publish their posts to social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Realbiz Media is a publicly traded company. Its stocks closed 0.13 on Tuesday based on latest market data. Goldman Small Cap Research, an equity research firm, gave the company a “speculative buy” rating early this year and expects the company’s shares to rise to $7 by year’s end.

To learn more about Realbiz Media and its products, contact sales@realbizmediagroup.com or call 1.888.REAL.BIZ (888.732.5249).

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