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Commercial | September 2019 
The New Kid on the Block
In today’s strong economy, lenders and investors are looking for yield, and credit unions are no exception. Last year, credit unions significantly expanded their presence in commercial real estate fin...
By Dan Gushue, chief credit officer, Extensia Financial

Commercial | September 2019 
Avoid the Short-Term Trap
Sometimes it seems your only choices in funding a commercial real estate deal lead to a short-term trap. You have the option of gambling on an adjustable interest rate, or going for a fixed-rate loan ...
By Noah Grayson, president and founder, South End Capital Corp. (SECC)

Commercial | September 2019 
Shaking the Foundations
The hotel industry has experienced a major disruption in recent years due to the meteoric rise of Airbnb. The California startup mushroomed into a $38 billion business in less than a decade. The...
By Ben Mizes, co-founder and CEO, Clever Real Estate

Commercial | September 2019 
Not An Exact Science
You are originating a new commercial real estate loan. You gather all the required information and run the numbers to ensure the debt-service-coverage ratio (DSCR) demonstrates that your borrowe...
By Rob Diodato, president, York Commercial Finance

Commercial | September 2019 
Make Your Marketing Count
Successful commercial mortgage companies spend money on marketing, but it can be difficult to feel good about that line item — especially when you have thrown money into past efforts that failed to ge...
By Tyler Stone, founder and president, Capstone Financial

Commercial | September 2019 
It Pays to Shop Around
Most bridge lenders are fundamentally alike in one respect. They provide short-term capital at above-market interest rates. Those rates reflect the service that bridge lenders provide: the ability to ...
By Billy Meyer, managing director of real estate lending, Columbia Pacific Advisors

Commercial | August 2019 
Don’t Keep Your Surety Bond a Secret
Definition Surety Bond Mortgage lenders, brokers, servicers and origin...
By Eric Weisbrot, chief marketing officer, JW Surety Bonds

Commercial | August 2019 
Batten Down the Hatches
With an ever-changing array of lenders and evolving payment systems such as PayPal, Venmo and Google Pay, the financial industry can seem chaotic and confusing even in the best of times. In today’s ...
By Garry Barnes, director, PW Partners Consultancy

Commercial | August 2019 
Bank Your Way to Success
A commercial mortgage broker once mentioned that she was passed over for a promotion. She wasn’t considered for the job at her prior company, even though she had all the technical skills. The reason, ...
By Beth O’Brien, president and CEO, CoreVest American Finance

Commercial | August 2019 
Make the Old New Again
Millennial-age renters are driving much of today’s demand for apartments, and millennials have made their preferences clear. They want to live in trendy neighborhoods close to where they work. They wa...
By Daniel Palmier, founder, president, and CEO, UC Funds

Commercial | August 2019 
Stick Your Landing
Commercial real estate land loans are among the hardest deals to finance. Banks and many alternative lenders typically won’t do them. For mortgage brokers trying to finance a land purchase or a projec...
By Gregg Wolfer, chief operating officer, Kennedy Funding Inc.

Commercial | July 2019 
Mobile Lending is the Next Wave
Financial-services companies have developed numerous digital solutions to make life easier for retail consumers. Self-employed people in the gig economy can make use of various apps for cell phones — ...
By Matt Johnner, president and co-founder, BankLabs

Commercial | July 2019 
Full Steam Ahead
Less than a decade ago, Fannie Mae began an untested concept, embarking on a new program to finance so-called green apartment buildings. The movement to make apartments more energy and water efficient...
By Karyn Sper, director of multifamily green and healthy-housing financing, Fannie Mae

Commercial | July 2019 
Hit All the Right Notes
Some commercial mortgage brokers are under the false impression that nonbank private lenders, given their flexibility, will accept a breezy and second-rate presentation — that you can essentially ta...
By Milton Franklin, founder and president, Commercial Mortgage Exchange Inc.

Commercial | July 2019 
Take the Road Faster Traveled
So, you have been hunting for a commercial real estate loan for a client. You ring up an alternative lender and start firing away questions: What are your rates, your fees and your maximum leverage? ...
By Reid Wagner, loan progression manager, Seattle Funding Group (SFG)


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