Investor demand for commercial real estate loan portfolios in both the U.S. and Europe appear to be rising, but these are “two different markets right now,” according to one expert.

The U.S. market has seen more transactions trading over the past two years, according to Jason Kopcak, managing director and head of whole loans at Cantor Fitzgerald. “There is a lot of activity in the U.S., but not that many large transactions — and very specific asset classes,” he said in an interview, noting that these deals have been segregated by collateral type, credit/performance, and sometimes geography.

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