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The structural shifts in the market are changing the way capital is deployed into different property types and locations.
As the retail apocalypse ends, the office Armageddon begins, says Toby Cobb, co-founder of the national real estate investment trust. 
The Beverly Hills-based firm has been most active in opportunity zones in recent years as part of this focus.
Negative leverage is becoming more pervasive – but it is also providing borrowers with a lifeline for a brighter day.
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The Dallas-based manager’s latest whitepaper highlights the banking pullback and the perception of the US office sector as areas in need of a deeper dive.
The manager is also seeing distressed opportunities amid tightening borrowing markets.
The imminent sale of a Class A Downtown Manhattan office will provide another important metric.
The shift comes as borrowers and lenders think creatively about ways to finance transactions in a volatile market.  
Market specialist Malcolm Davies at WAY Capital believes there is a need for more pragmatism and creativity around office conversion projects.
The firm is looking to grow its debt platform and recently hired Dean Dulchinos as head of debt portfolio management to oversee activity. 

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