INSIGHTS

U.S. SBA Introduces Bill to Adopt $500,000 Federal Appraisal Threshold
If you are a lender that participates in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s loan programs, be aware that Congress considering a bill introduced last week to bring the 7(a) program in line with… READ MORE >
  |   07.18.2018
U.S. EPA TOUTS A NEW REAL ESTATE MARKET: SUPERFUND SITES
NOTE TO READERS: Earlier this year, we published a brief on the significance of the new federal BUILD Act, an omnibus funding bill with good news for brownfield redevelopment. Among other things, the… READ MORE >
  |   07.03.2018
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
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,
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  |   03.30.2018
NAGGL Technical Conference
Join EDR at NAGGL’s 34th Annual SBA Lending Technical Conference in Chicago, IL May 1 – 3. We’ll be in booth 53 showcasing our Collateral360 platform that streamlines workflow in your lending operations… READ MORE >
  |   02.28.2018
In the Event of a Federal Government Shutdown, EDR Has You Covered
The potential of a government shutdown is back in the news. While the full effect of a shutdown may not be fully known at this time, one thing you won’t have to worry… READ MORE >
  |   01.19.2018
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Q&A ON EDR’S SBA SOP 50 10 5(J) WEBINAR
On October 19th, EDR hosted a webinar to provide the industry with a first look at the nine key areas of changes to the environmental requirements under the new SBA SOP… READ MORE >
  |   11.03.2017
Happy New Fiscal Year! Market Readies Itself For Changes To SBA’S Environmental Requirements
** Part II of our webinar series on the new SOP was held yesterday, October 19, for 400 attendees across the U.S. If you missed it, the replay is available here with detailed… READ MORE >
  |   10.16.2017
Boom On! A Look at the Positive Forces Impacting Site Redevelopment
Last Thursday I hosted a webinar, titled “Site Assessment and Redevelopment Opportunities in the New Political Climate.”  I was very fortunate to be joined by three leading experts in the brownfields space who… READ MORE >
  |   10.05.2017