INSIGHTS

NEWS FLASH: U.S. SBA Loan Program By Any Other Name...
If you haven’t gotten used to the new names for the SBA’s 7(a) and CDC programs, don’t worry. One of the first moves by the new U.S. Small Business Administrator appointed by President Trump was to rescind last year’s decision to rebrand the agency’s flagship lending programs. Last week, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon issued an information notice that the “SBA Grow Loan Program” and the “SBA Advantage Loan Program” are returning back to the 7(a) Loan Program and the 504… READ MORE >
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
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
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
EDR Insight Q&A: Why Asbestos Is Affecting More Deals Today
Across the United States, old buildings are getting new attention, particularly in downtown areas that are undergoing a resurgence. Along this trend comes heightened attention on asbestos-containing building materials, a non-scope issue under READ MORE >
  |   10.05.2016
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
MBA's Small Balance Lending Summit to Focus on Opportunities, Challenges
EDR is excited to be participating in the MBA’s inaugural Small Balance Lending Summit in Chicago next week. The Summit will prove to be timely and informative to community banks and mortgage lenders… READ MORE >
  |   06.17.2016
NJ Case Addresses State's Innocent Landowner Defense
Recent Decision Emphasizes Importance of Environmental Due Diligence General partners held individually liable due to failure to perform proper environmental due diligence prior to acquisition of property in New Jersey. by Douglas Eilender,… READ MORE >
  |   04.20.2016