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Commercial | August 2016 
Traversing the Private-Money Path
As the influence of private-money lenders has grown in the past decade, so have the types of lenders that fit the private-money definition. Borrowers need a roadmap through the private-lending landsca...
By Don Pelgrim, owner and CEO, Wilshire Finance Partners

Residential | June 2016 
Commercial Loans Are a Golden Opportunity
If you are an originator working on the residential mortgage side of the business, you likely have commercial loan opportunities coming across your desk from time to time. If you haven’t delved ...
By Joe Mardesich, senior vice president, Harvest Small Business Finance LLC

Commercial | May 2016 
Avoid ‘Dead Deal’ Lawsuits
The white-hot commercial real estate market may be showing signs of slowing down. Impending interest rate hikes, a volatile stock market, China’s economic slowdown and plunging oil prices all have imp...
By Gregory Markow, partner and chair of the litigation practice team, Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP

Residential | April 2016 
Discover a New Frontier
You can’t control the environment of today’s evolving residential mortgage market, but you can control how you adapt to change. Diversifying your business with small-balance commercial mort...
By Michael Boggiano, national sales manager, Silver Hill Funding

Commercial | January 2016 
Building a Better Capital Stack
 DefinitionCapital stackTotal capital invested in a project. In commercial real estate, stacks typically include common equity, preferred equity, mezzanine debt and senior debt. Each of these investme...
By David Kidder, president and managing director, Landmark Capital Advisors

Residential | September 2015 
The Well-Rounded Broker
A client calls with a request for a commercial loan. This is a great opportunity, but there’s just one small catch: You are a residential broker who has never closed a commercial loan before. Can yo...
By Joe Mardesich, senior vice president, Harvest Small Business Finance LLC

Commercial | June 2015 
Small-Business Loans Offer High Ceiling
Many commercial mortgage brokers still believe Small Business Administration (SBA) loans can only finance projects in the $1 million to $3 million range. Those with that belief may be leaving deals — ...
By Kurt Chilcott, president and CEO, CDC Small Business Finance

Commercial | June 2015 
Is Your Lending Weatherproof?
From Hurricane Katrina to snow-covered Massachusetts and California’s drought, it is clear that climate change is happening. No matter what you believe about the reasons behind climate change, commerc...
By Odell Murry, president, MAI Financial Services Inc.

Commercial | May 2015 
An Untapped Commercial Gold Mine
One of the more underserved markets in commercial real estate is for underlying co-op and homeowners association loans. With hundreds of thousands of co-op and condo buildings throughout the...
By Rob Diodato, president, York Commercial Finance

Commercial | May 2015 
Putting a Price on Solar Systems
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems are becoming an increasingly common feature of commercial real estate developments. As the element performance of PV systems improves and the cost to install and operat...
By Clare Broderick, national practice leader, Partner Engineering and Science Inc.

Commercial | May 2015 
Redefining the Meaning of “Commercial”
Many commercial originators spend an inordinate amount of time trying to pin down large real estate purchases and refinances. And that’s not surprising because commerci...
By Noah Grayson, managing director and founder, South End Capital Corp. (SECC)

Commercial | December 2003 
Community Leadership, Vision and Open Communication are Keys to Successful Urban Development
Developing high-density housing in urban areas requires special care. While many urban areas are on the cusp of a new generation of development, misunderstanding and opposition could put a damper on e...
By Steve Kellenberg, principal, EDAW

Commercial | September 2003 
How to Evaluate Risk, Plan Strategically, and Profit Handsomely
Understanding risk is difficult. But once once you identify the hazards in any investment, you have unlocked the key to a winning venture.  Developing a strategic plan which circumvents and bridges th...
By Al Auger, writer, Pure Profits: Pinpoint Winning Properties

Commercial | April 2003 
Commercial Real Estate Market Logs Second Highest Dollar Volume, Deal Count Over Past Eight Years
Reacting to a sluggish December stock market and national economy rocked by corporate bankruptcies, investors showed confidence in commercial real estate by allocating a near-record amount of dollars ...
By Barry Spizer, 2003 President, CCIM Institute

Commercial | March 2003 
Parking: Afterthought or Key Amenity?
Parking for residents and visitors can often require as much or more space in a multi family project as the land needed for housing, and it is expensive to build and maintain. Excessive parking wastes...
By Robert T. Dunphy, Senior Resident Fellow, Transportation and Infrastructure, Urban Land Institute


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