INSIGHTS

Banks, Credit Unions at Odds Over New Evaluation Rule
After a long period of stasis, there has been a cascade of updates to Federal regulations on when real estate appraisals are required by lenders. The shift began in 2018 when the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation amended the appraisal threshold for commercial real estate transactions from $250K to $500K. Following suit, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this past March that it would bring its appraisal threshold… READ MORE >
PRISM DEVELOPING LEADERS WEBINAR: WORDS OF WISDOM FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS
As part of EDR’s Developing Leaders mentor program, launched in January, we are hosting webinars that enable prominent industry leaders to share their wisdom with the next generation. On July 17, I was… READ MORE >
  |   07.22.2019
SBA NEWS FLASH: 7(a) AND 504 LOAN VOLUME AT MID-YEAR
Loans under the 7(a) program are 13% below this time last year, Live Oak maintains top spot, while Newtek makes a move.  The last time we checked in on loan volume under the… READ MORE >
  |   07.12.2019
EDR’s Update on Revisions to the U.S. SBA’s Environmental Policies and Procedures (SOP 50 10 5(K))
On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s new version of environmental policies and procedures took effect (SOP 50 10 5(K)). In a timely track that opened the June Environmental Bankers Association… READ MORE >
  |   07.01.2019
Q&A from EDR's PFAS and Due Diligence Webinar: Here's What You Need to Know
Polyfluoroalkyl substances (or PFAS) are making headlines as more is known about the health effects of this emerging risk. PFAS is most commonly associated with the surfactants used in fire-fighting foams, but there… READ MORE >
  |   06.25.2019
WHAT MEGA TRENDS ARE RESHAPING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE?
NOTE TO READERS: Below is an article that was just published in the Summer edition of the EBA Journal. The focus is on how broad trends like office-using job growth, site reuse and READ MORE >
  |   06.14.2019
PRISM 2019: A Client's Perspective
With the author’s permission, we are honored and grateful to share this recap of our PRISM 2019 event in Nashville that was authored by Amanda Wimble, Director of Marketing, EBI Consulting. Congratulations are READ MORE >
  |   05.30.2019
PRISM 2019 Award Winners Announced In Nashville
Anthony Buonicore Inducted into the Industry Hall of Fame Nine winners of the prestigious 2019 PRISM industry awards were celebrated on May 8th at a ceremony during the annual PRISM conference in Nashville,… READ MORE >
  |   05.22.2019
PRISM 2019: CBRE’s SPENCER LEVY CONNECTS THE DOTS ON MEGA TRENDS
If you want to know how broader mega trends are impacting commercial real estate investment, you can’t do better than CBRE’s Spencer Levy. We were the lucky ones to have him deliver the… READ MORE >
  |   05.14.2019