INSIGHTS

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
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
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: 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
MBA of New York Real Estate Summit: The Skinny on Opportunity Zones
Are opportunity zones the “greatest thing since sliced bread?” or a “scam?” On Tuesday in Manhattan, I moderated a track at the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York’s Fifth Annual Real Estate &… READ MORE >
  |   04.04.2019
MBA of NY Q&A with PRISM Speaker Brian Bailey, Fed Reserve Atlanta
“The larger banks are very disciplined in their commercial real estate lending, but when you get beyond that segment, there’s a significant competitive force that’s being applied to banks from the non-banks.” L… READ MORE >
  |   03.14.2019
1Q19 Construction Lending Update
NOTE TO READERS: This article was just published in the inaugural edition of the CLRM Journal, a publication dedicated to construction lender risk management and distributed to construction lenders and equity capital providers READ MORE >
  |   02.04.2019
Five Take-Aways from the 2018 Benchmark Survey of Environmental Consultants
Last summer, EDR conducted its 2018 Benchmark Survey of Environmental Consultants. Nearly 500 consultants from across the U.S. took the time to share their thoughts on such hot-button issues as  average pricing and… READ MORE >
  |   01.29.2019
WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR YOUR CAREER IN 2019?
“Mentoring gave me a new perspective. And when you do it right—whether as a mentor or a mentee—it’s life changing.” Those are the words that stuck with me after the Massachusetts Conference for… READ MORE >
  |   12.20.2018
Legal Viewpoint: Ten Things Affecting Today's Property Deals
“One size does not fit all…whether it’s panty hose or environmental due diligence.” At last week’s EDR Due Diligence at Dawn event in Chicago, I had the pleasure of introducing well-known Chicago environmental… READ MORE >
  |   12.04.2018