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Commercial | March 2019 
Lay down a Path to Affordable Housing
As the affordable-housing crisis rages on, the demand for affordable-living options continues to rise, providing new opportunities for commercial mortgage brokers and their investor clients seeking to...
By Ben Kadish, president and founder, Maverick Commercial Mortgage Inc.

Residential | February 2019 
It’s Time to Reassess Reverse Mortgages
When it comes to reverse mortgages, there is no shortage of opinions on why homeowners should avoid them. Mortgage originators will say they’ll never go there — that it’s too complicated, borders on p...
By Mark Reeve, vice president of Reverse Mortgage Division, Plaza Home Mortgage Inc

Commercial | December 2018 
Strategize With Preferred Equity
Compared to senior-debt and mezzanine financing, preferred equity is probably the least understood layer of commercial real estate financing and the most difficult to raise in a property’s capital sta...
By Ron Zimmerman, president, NetLeaseX Capital LLC

Residential | December 2018 
The Home Equity Loan Market Is Rising
Like rust, change never sleeps, and there’s big change happening in the lending industry. As home values and first-mortgage rates continue to rise, borrowers are starting to shift away from high-rate,...
By Jerry Schiano, co-founder and acting chief executive officer, Spring EQ

Commercial | October 2018 
Follow the Golden Rule
When presenting a loan application to a lender, the watch words are simple. Find hard, factual, detailed numbers from verifiable third parties to support the loan request. Look at marketplace demograp...
By Jerry Sager, senior managing director, First National

Residential | June 2018 
This Loan Can Open New Doors
Each day, some 10,000 baby boomers reach the age of 62, and all of them are trying to figure out the best way to fund retirement for the next 30 years or more. Fortunately, most of these seniors are s...
By Steve Resch, vice president of retirement strategies, Finance of America Reverse

Commercial | June 2018 
Add Value in Down Times
Hotels operate in a cyclical industry that is unusual with respect to more typical real estate properties. That is because hotel real estate is intertwined with an operating business. Consequently, th...
By Jay Litt, president, The Litt Group

Commercial | April 2018 
Elevate Your Options
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has been assisting small-business owners through its 504 loan program since 1980. Now, with the 504 program’s refinancing option made permanent, the opport...
By Barbara Morrison, founder and president, TMC Financing

Commercial | February 2018 
Find the Middle Layer
Mezzanine lending in commercial real estate, which has been an established form of financing for more than two decades, is a hybrid of senior debt and equity. It fills the gap between a first-position...
By Doug Lyons, managing principal, Pearlmark Real Estate; and Randall Zisler, chairman, Zisler Capital Associates

Commercial | August 2017 
Tap the Untouchable Value in Investment Properties
When a property owner needs a particular type of financing, they often turn to a trusted commercial mortgage broker to help navigate the marketplace and arrange the most optimal financing for unlockin...
By Andrew McManus, senior vice president, QuickLiquidity

Commercial | August 2017 
Private-Equity Debt Can Save the Day
Private-equity real estate debt financing is on the rise. Preqin’s 2017 Global Real Estate Report indicates that aggregate debt-focused target (or optimal) capital increased by 6.45 percent year over ...
By Stephen Counts, vice president, Envoy Net Lease Partners; and Ralph Cram, president and manager, Envoy Net Lease Partners

Commercial | June 2017 
Walk the Construction-Loan Tightrope
The economic purpose of developing a property is to create value above the project’s cost. A construction loan is specialized lending that requires a comprehensive understanding of the intrinsic risks...
By Garry Barnes, director, PW Partners Consultancy

Commercial | December 2016 
The Structured-Transaction Surge
For many years, large commercial buildings worth millions of dollars have been bought and sold through investment vehicles known as real estate partnerships. They are normally structured legally a...
By Andrew Schmidt, underwriter, APEX Mortgage Corp

Commercial | June 2016 
Bank on Debt Financing
Borrowing may seem fraught with risk at times, but it often proves to be a better bet than selling equity in a commercial property. Equity investors acquire the right to second-guess their new partner...
By Robert M. Gottesman, founding member, Shelby Funding LLC.

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


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