INSIGHTS

OPINION: Now is When Commercial Lenders Need to Prepare for the Next Recession
NOTE TO READERS: This article was published by National Mortgage News on August 29, 2019, and is reprinted here with permission from the publisher.
Author: Dianne Crocker
July 1, 2019, was an important date. Why? Because it marked the day the U.S. economy officially entered into the longest economic expansion in American history. And, while commercial real estate fundamentals remain very favorable, and debt and equity capital remains plentiful, one can’t help but feel that sneaking sensation that a recession
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A NEW LOOK AT THE METROS OUT IN FRONT IN 2019: Top 5 Phase I ESA Markets by Size
Late last month, I delivered my mid-year market update, highlighting key trends in commercial real estate this year—and what that’s meant for the volume of Phase I environmental site assessments across the U.S.… READ MORE >
  |   08.22.2019
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… READ MORE >
  |   08.20.2019
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