INSIGHTS

LIGHTBOX HONORS GRADUATES OF ITS DEVELOPING LEADERS MENTOR PROGRAM
Phoenix reception honors the first class of mentee graduates Inspired by the Developing Leaders Award category at the annual PRISM conference, LightBox created a mentor program in January 2019, in collaboration with Truist… READ MORE >
  |   01.29.2020
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… READ MORE >
  |   09.04.2019
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