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Articles about Defaults


Commercial | January 2019 
Step Into the Light
One of the biggest success stories in the real estate and mortgage industries since the  financial crisis is the rise of nonbank lenders all over the country. Sometimes called private-money lenders or...
By Jan B. Brzeski, managing director and chief investment officer, Arixa Capital Advisors LLC and Crosswind Financial

Commercial | June 2017 
Energy’s Hidden Risks and Rewards
Residential and commercial buildings accounted for about 40 percent of the nation’s total energy consumption in 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The $400 billion spent ea...
By Cindy Zhu, fellow in the Building Technologies Office, U.S Department of Energy; and Holly Carr, energy technology program specialist, U.S Department of Energy

Residential | August 2016 
Heading Toward Another Fall?
It’s a safe bet that the vast majority of mortgage-industry professionals have seen the Academy Award-winning film “The Big Short,” which is based on the bestselling book by Michael Lewis. The core of...
By Richard E. Cox, CEO and founder, American Seller Financing LLC

Commercial | September 2008 
Defusing Defaults
With the summer’s economic stress, commercial real estate loans -- especially those for construction and development -- have seen an increase in defaults. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and oth...
By R. Kymn Harp, lawyer and partner, Robbins, Salomon & Patt Ltd.

Commercial | October 2009 
12 Ways to Get Lenders to Call Back
In the past few months, commercial lenders and servicers have seen increased defaults for their on-book loans and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBSs).  Many borrowers, however, are beco...
By Brigitte G. Kimichik, partner , Andrews Kurth LLP

Commercial | June 2009 
Q&A: Edward T. Bullard, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
Members of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) represent all sides of the mortgage industry — “If real estate or mortgage lending is touched, ACMA’s fellows are involved,” President E...
By Ivanna C. Sukkar, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Commercial | March 2009 
Buy Down Mortgages, Build Up Business
With fewer profitable deals around, real estate investors seek new ways to reduce investment-related spending. Mortgage brokers are in a good position to help their clients save money and stabilize ...
By Jeffrey Wolfer, president and CEO, Silver Arch Capital Partners

Residential | March 2009 
CSI: Mortgage Industry
Loan audits have been around in some form since the beginning of federally regulated loans. It was not until recently, however, that they evolved into what we now call forensic loan audits. ...
By Stephen Hoshida, manager of the legal portal, National Loan Auditors

Commercial | July 2014 
Bankruptcy and Receivership Basics
Even though the economy is rebounding, distressed property remains an issue in the commercial real estate market. Mortgage professionals who are the most knowledgeable about ways to work around troubl...
By Kelley McLaren, chief administrative officer, Trigild

Commercial | December 2013 
Finding Opportunities in Private Mortgage Funds
Commercial mortgage brokers often work with a variety of clients with different needs and requirements, many of whom are savvy investors in the real estate arena. Although most frequently called upon ...
By Josh Manier, managing partner, Island View Private Loan Fund LP

Commercial | September 2010 
Stay on the Nonrecourse Course
Many commercial mortgage borrowers seeking a loan workout or restructuring feel like they are practically forced to engage in strategic default -- i.e., to stop making their loan payments to get their...
By Scott Silver, founding attorney, Silver Law Offices Inc

Commercial | May 2010 
Give Properties a Physical
With the onslaught of commercial mortgage delinquencies expected to occur in the next few years, industry pundits talking about note discounts, varying commercial mortgage-backed-securities-tranche ri...
By Richard J. Hayes, vice president, ABM Facility Services

Commercial | May 2010 
Realizing Receiverships' Rewards and Risks
To deal with the increase in defaults and distressed assets, commercial lenders must choose between many available remedies. More lenders are turning to receivership as a quicker, cheaper and lower-li...
By Daniel S. Brozost, partner, Raines Law Group LLP

Commercial | April 2010 
How to Get Borrowers Back on Track
In recent years, the standard practice for mortgage brokers closing commercial real estate loans was to negotiate, sign and file -- then move on to the next deal before the ink dried on the last. In t...
By Charles E. Calhoun, director of client services, The Rockport Group LLC

Commercial | January 2010 
7 Methods for Tackling Defaults
By 2013, $2 trillion in commercial mortgages are expected to come due, with $250 billion this year, according to the Associated Press and other sources. Many of these loans could default. It's seve...
By Richard Zahm, director, Covendium


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