Macro Economic Update

Updates on Real Estate as the U.S. Begins to Re-Open post COVID-19

First and foremost, we’ve had a number of inquiries as to how Aloha is performing in this challenging environment. Regarding Aloha LTD Fund’s outstanding loans, we have not seen a meaningful increase in missed loan payments or defaulted loans since the pandemic began. In fact, we have collected 95% of the interest on our loans for both March and April; this figure is in line with pre-pandemic expectations. Thus far,… 

A Brief COVID-19 Update

Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks closely monitoring the impact COVID-19 is having on our communities, the markets, and the world. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate all those on the front line working to contain the Corona virus. We are carefully analyzing and working to mitigate the risks to… 

Mortgage-backed securities stage a comeback, offering attractive yields to investors

Over a decade has passed since the end of the subprime mortgage crisis, and since then the stigma associated with “sub-prime,” “unconventional” and “non-agency” mortgage-backed securities (MBS) has clearly shifted. These investment vehicles are finally making a comeback. In 2018, the number of unconventional mortgages increased to the highest level since the mortgage meltdown in 2008. Unconventional mortgages include subprime loans, which are made to borrowers with blemished credit; loans…