INSIGHTS

ALERT: Feds Propose 1st Appraisal Threshold Change in 23 Years
** UPDATE: The Federal Register notice appeared on July 31, 2017, thus opening up a public comment period that closes on September 29, 2017. As many as 4,040 commercial real estate loans could be exempt from appraisals This week, three bank regulatory agencies announced their latest response to concerns about the time and cost pressures of completing real estate transactions. The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency agencies are… READ MORE >
OCC Issues New FAQ on Vendor Management
Emphases that third party vendor risk management is not a “one-size-fits-all” process.  The challenges that financial institutions face managing third-party relationships are real, and so is the uncertainty about what regulators want to… READ MORE >
  |   06.23.2017
Josh Linkner Wants You to Get Creative
Five Obsessions of Innovators from PRISM17’s Keynote Josh Linkner, a successful business leader, venture capitalist, tech entrepreneur and author, is a man on a mission. A mission to help the world unleash its… READ MORE >
  |   05.10.2017
CAPSULE DDD SUMMARY: Philly Riding A “Wave of Optimism” in 2017
Yesterday I presented an update on the Phase I ESA market at our Philadelphia DDD event, just days away from the end of the first quarter. On a national level, market barometers paint… READ MORE >
  |   03.30.2017
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… READ MORE >
  |   02.06.2017
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