Category Archives: Commercial Real Estate Loans

When the commercial appraisal costs you the deal

The elusive art of commercial appraisals After underwriting dozens myself and reviewing hundreds of apartment building loans, I have been wanting to buy one of my own for quite some time. I thought that the opportunity had finally presented itself … Continue reading

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Buying land for development in 2012

I was going over some Commercial Real Estate market reports the other day. My Department gets them from different firms on a quarterly basis, and they are an excellent source of information to see trends in different real estate sectors … Continue reading

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Shopping Center loan process explained

This article is a summary view of the underwriting process for a shopping center loan, and should be helpful as an introduction to the subject. If you have experience in it, you might find it too superficial. What is a … Continue reading

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Swap rates as base for commercial real estate loans

Commercial Real Estate loans say goodbye to T-Bills as a base rate If you have been in the market lately for a CRE term-loan, you might have encountered a trend where the bank is selling you a fixed rate loan … Continue reading

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Underwriting Commercial Real Estate Construction loans

I thought an article about commercial construction lending underwriting would be the best choice to start a category of “Spilled Milk” type of articles similarly to the way that the old RMA journal had articles about commercial loans gone bad. … Continue reading

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