When a commercial real estate loan comes due, there are, generally, three alternatives for clients: Refinance the loan, if possible; sell the property, if possible; or restructure the property or development’s capital structure, perhaps with more equity. There are complex tradeoffs with each. Renegotiating an extending a loan is time-consuming, even when lenders are willing, and potentially very costly in the face of sharply rising interest rates. Selling a project in a frothy market is a possibility, but not universally, and may trigger adverse tax consequences. Most murky of all is restructuring the capital structure of project. This program will provide you with a real world guide to the issues of working with clients when their commercial real estate loans come due.
Handout Materials will be emailed to you prior to the seminar
Starts 12:00 p.m.
1.0 MCLE Credit Hours
· Practical alternatives when a commercial real estate mortgage comes due
· Exploration of refinance options in an environment of sharply rising interest rates
· Role of preferred equity, mezzanine loans, and second mortgages
· Alternative of selling into a strong market
· Counseling clients about refinance in a time of certainty
Manuel A. Fernandez, Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, LLP – Miami
John S. Hollyfield, Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP – Houston