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Commercial Real Estate Lending

The freeze in the nation’s credit markets has adversely affected commercial and investment real estate. Property owners seeking to refinance existing loans are finding access to credit limited. Restoration of the orderly functioning of financial markets is essential.

Commercial real estate lending refers to the process through which commercial buyers obtain mortgages or other financing.

June 19, 2015
On June 19, 2015, Regulation A+ took effect. Regulation A+ is part of the rulemaking that encompasses the JOBS Act of 2012, which is designed to increase capital-raising opportunities for small businesses. Regulation A+ makes it easier for small businesses to raise capital by removing many of the regulatory compliance hurdles that had been in place previously. The new rules will allow companies to raise up to $50 million under Regulation A, which is a less-complicated route in terms of compliance and administration.
June 2, 2015
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is expected to publish its new lease accounting standards later in 2015. The new standards will take effect most likely in late 2017 or 2018. In the meantime, prepare yourself and your clients for the changes.
June 2, 2015
The Federal Reserve System, Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have issued an FAQ on the HVCRE provisions intended to provide clarity on the Basel III standards.
May 15, 2015
The House Small Business Committee recently held a hearing titled "Bridging the Small Business Capital Gap: Peer-to-Peer Lending."
April 2, 2015
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision recently published a proposal containing provisions that would be harmful to commercial real estate.