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Commercial Real Estate Financing: Current Trends & Opportunities

OnDemand Webinar (89 minutes)

Understand the uses and limitations of seven different sources of financing for real estate projects.The COVID-19 pandemic has made financing commercial real estate projects difficult. It is hard to find the right lender with the right loan package, and failure to obtain appropriate financing can be the death of a project. This material will help you identify the various types of financing which are available, from conventional bank financing to specialty financing such as SBA loans and IRS Section 42 tax credit financing. It will also review alternatives to third-party financing, such as joint ventures with landowners. Learn what lenders look for in evaluating a borrower and a project, such as credit strength of borrowers and guarantors, loan-to-value ratios, and debt-service coverage ratios. This material will review the documents and procedures typically used in commercial real estate financings and their functions. You will also obtain an overview of the current real estate market, from declining segments to emerging opportunities.


Gretta C. Spendlove, Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar P.C.


Overview of Market

• Stability of Market

• Weakest Sectors

• Opportunities

Sources of Funding

• Banks

• SBA Loans

• Community Development Loans

• HUD Loans

• IRS Section 42 Tax Credits

• Other Niche Loans

• Opportunity Funds

• Joint Ventures

• Passive Private Investors

• Other

What Lenders Look for

• Creditworthiness of Borrower

• Special Purpose Entity

• Acceptable Term and Rate

• Loan-to-Value Ratio (LTV)

• Debt-Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)

• Other Lender Due Diligence

• Loan Documents

Overcoming Current Challenges in Financing Development Projects

• Choose Prospering Market Segment

• Choose Prospering Locations

• Add Attractive Items to Project

• Research Niche or Other Financing

Case Studies