Diamonds in the Rough
The mid-year edition of CRE Direct opens with a Letter from the Editor, immediately calling out the question on everyone’s mind: When will the next recession take hold?
“How long [the economic recovery] will last is anybody’s guess. But, based on what’s happening in the commercial real estate sector, it may go on for a while.” ~Orest Mandzy, Managing Editor, CRE Direct
Within this just-released edition of the magazine is an article I authored which highlights that while Phase I READ MORE >
New Regulator Report Warns Against ‘Lender Complacency’
OCC points to easing of commercial loan standards as a top risk in banking industry
“The worst loans are often made in the best of times.” ~Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting
While… READ MORE >
  |   05.31.2018
PRISM 2018 Award Winners Announced at EDR's Annual Conference
EDR hosted its annual PRISM conference May 8-10 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia in Arizona. The highlight of the conference was the third annual PRISM Awards Ceremony where individuals and firms… READ MORE >
  |   05.22.2018
PRISM Keynote: "Innovation is Everyone's Business"
Last Wednesday in Scottsdale, I had the pleasure of hearing Soren Kaplan, an expert in disruptive innovation, deliver an inspiring keynote to kick off EDR’s PRISM conference. Here are my take-aways: The pace… READ MORE >
  |   05.16.2018
EDR Gives Back to a Local School
Earlier this week two EDR employees, Greg Arpino and Eric Johnson, stopped by the Six to Six Magnet School in Bridgeport, CT to drop off 16 retired EDR laptops along with power supplies… READ MORE >
  |   05.11.2018
VEC App Now Included in Every Lightbox
EDR is making screening for vapor risks easier than ever by including the VEC App in every Lightbox®. Starting this week, you will no longer need to select VEC App on… READ MORE >
  |   05.04.2018
New Appraisal Threshold Effective April 9th
Bank Regulators Just Raised Appraisal Threshold to $500,000, Evaluations Now Required for Smaller Transactions On Monday, April 9, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the… READ MORE >
  |   04.11.2018
Federal Omnibus Funding Bill: BUILD Act Brings Good News for Brownfields
“For years policy brownfielders have lobbied for a brownfield authorization and modernization. Over a similar period, the Federal Reserve has begged for fiscal stimulation. The 2018 omnibus bill gave us both.” ~Dan French,
  |   03.30.2018
FDIC Approves New Threshold Rule for Commercial Evaluations
The FDIC board of directors on Tuesday, March 20 approved a final rule to raise the appraisal threshold for commercial real estate transactions that qualify for a commercial evaluation from $250,000 to $500,000. … READ MORE >
  |   03.21.2018