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Commercial | March 2005 
Bridge Loans: Developers’ Vehicle of Choice
The bridge loan is one of the most common real estate-financing vehicles. If you are a real estate developer or investor, you probably have used one. The term originates from its purpose of bridging...
By David Ross, managing director, Tremont Realty Capital

Commercial | March 2009 
Q&A: Stephen R. Blank, Urban Land Institute
In its 30th-annual "Emerging Trends in Real Estate" report, a joint venture with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) says this will be commercial real estate's worst year since 1...
By Darrick Meneken, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Commercial | March 2009 
Give Small-Balance Clients Big Choices
As the commercial market maintains some momentum, new brokers continue to enter the field. Often, these brokers start with clients who seek small commercial projects instead of large-scale developme...
By Joy Hunner, executive vice president of GEM Commercial Lending, Golden Equity Mortgage Corp.

Commercial | October 2014 
Harsh CMBS Maturities Ahead
More than $600 billion of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans were originated between the years of 2005 and 2007, making up a major percentage of legacy CMBS loans. With most CMBS loans...
By Ann Hambly, founder and CEO, 1st Service Solutions

Commercial | September 2014 
Avoid Bridge-Lending Traps
Scams tend to pop up in times of crisis or where confusion has been created. Loan scams in particular prey on desperate, uninformed or confused borrowers. A recent example of this was during the rec...
By Corey Curwick Dutton, founder, Private Money Utah

Residential | February 2009 
TILA: What's Changing, When
Brokers who broker hard- or private- money loans to lenders — and even those brokers who broker conventional loans — should be aware of recent changes to Regulation Z of the Truth in Len...
By Anthony F. Geraci, managing partner, Geraci Law Firm

Commercial | August 2014 
Fund Troubled Assets Without the Stress
Who doesn’t want to find a great deal on a distressed property? Mortgage professionals and their clients search extensively for the perfect combination of location and, in the case of commercial real ...
By Anita Huedepohl, founder and CEO, Liberty Funding

Commercial | February 2009 
Bridges Keep Your Clients Afloat
The collapse of the credit markets has made bridge loans necessary for many commercial mortgage borrowers. And in particular, it likely has made hard-money bridge loans even more appealing. These lo...
By Lisa Kelly, Director of Sales and Marketing, Equity Secured Capital

Commercial | July 2014 
Who’s Lending in the Distressed Space?
For the commercial real estate industry, distressed properties remain a nagging problem six years after the collapse of the market. Although many conventional lenders continue to d...
By Jeffrey Wolfer, president and CEO, Silver Arch Capital Partners

Commercial | June 2014 
Lending Delays Ahead? Take the Right Exit
Savvy mortgage professionals know that having a backup plan for financing is essential in today’s lending environment. This is especially true when the first option for a loan is through a government-...
By Corey Curwick Dutton, founder, Private Money Utah

Commercial | May 2014 
Escape the Lending Gap with Bridge Loans
Many people, including new commercial mortgage professionals, misunderstand the purpose of a bridge loan. Understanding and utilizing bridge loans, however, is important because they can be effectiv...
By Don Pelgrim, owner and CEO, Wilshire Finance Partners; and Brian Murphy, senior vice president of sales, Wilshire Finance Partners

Commercial | January 2009 
Cutting the Fat from Foreclosures
Nationwide increases in mortgage-default volume have created a crisis for lenders and borrowers. Although the news remains focused on residential mortgage defaults and foreclosures, the commercial mor...
By Joshua Deutsch, senior partner, Deutsch & Schneider LLP

Commercial | August 2013 
Factor for Funding
The Great Recession has had an impact on virtually every business across the nation. Hit particularly hard were the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) — the companies that many economists often...
By David Kocharhook, vice president of sales, 1st PMF Bancorp

Commercial | March 2010 
Help Clients Find Funding: 4 Alternative Methods
As a commercial mortgage broker, you know that your business-owner clients are having trouble finding financing to expand their businesses. As banks increasingly turn down existing business-owners’ re...
By Sandeep Thakrar, managing director, Skada Capital

Commercial | July 2013 
Make a Bigger Splash With Smaller Loans
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, many lenders were forced to exit the market. The impact hasn’t been even, however. Although larger conventional lenders mostly survived, smaller lenders have ...
By Anita Huedepohl, founder and CEO, Liberty Funding

 
 

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