INSIGHTS

Is Your Environmental Due Diligence Checklist Enough?
NOTE TO READERS: It might surprise some readers that buyers of a commercial property are still unaware of the risks an owner faces for environmental contamination. Real-world examples are illustrative for highlighting the importance of good solid environmental investigations and, if warranted, risk mitigation tools like environmental insurance. Attorney William Wagner just published a valuable piece on the topic and we are publishing it here with permission. As Wagner noted,
“This case caught my attention because buyers really are still
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EDR Insight's Market Confidence Index: Orange County and LA
66% of local due diligence consultants characterize the Orange County metro as a growing market, and a slightly lower 55% for the LA metro—“picking up over the last couple of years.” We closed… READ MORE >
  |   12.19.2016
SBA Kicks Off New Year With New SOP, New Head
Just a few months ago, the U.S. Small Business Administration ended Fiscal Year 2016 on a high note with loan volume up over the previous year. The agency also just rebranded its flagship… READ MORE >
  |   12.14.2016
Walking the Regulatory Road
NOTE TO READERS: Along with Dianne Crocker’s article, Bank Regulators Turn Up the Heat in the November 2016 edition of Scotsman Guide, appeared this important article by Rod Alba, senior VP and senior READ MORE >
  |   11.09.2016
NEWS ALERT: An SBA Loan Program By Any Other Name…
U.S. SBA Renames Core 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs The U.S. Small Business Administration is rebranding its flagship 7(a) and 504 loan programs to “better reflect their purposes and improve borrower understanding of… READ MORE >
  |   11.04.2016
Bank Regulators Turn Up the Heat
NOTE TO READERS: The following article, authored by EDR Insight’s Dianne Crocker, was just published in the November 2016 edition of Scotsman Guide.  Regulators Turn Up the Heat Growing loan volume and relaxed… READ MORE >
  |   11.01.2016
What CRE Investors Can Expect in a Post-Brexit World
The Brexit vote in June demonstrated how sensitive U.S. commercial real estate and lending markets are to the global economy, and the news was awash with dire predictions about what impact the decision READ MORE >
  |   10.11.2016
The Gap Between Appraisals and Environmental Site Assessments
NOTE TO READERS: Appraisals and environmental due diligence have traditionally been treated in silos, but forces are driving these functions closer together. This article was published in this week’s New England Real Estate READ MORE >
  |   07.27.2016
New OCC Warning: Top Risks Facing Lenders
Are Your Standards Tough Enough? The last time the US Comptroller of the Currency sounded the alarm about rising concentrations and looser underwriting standards for commercial real estate loans was in December. This… READ MORE >
  |   07.14.2016