Alternative Financing in Commercial Real Estate

Learn how to protect your rights, measure risks, and negotiate:
Mezzanine Loans - Conduit Financing - Joint Ventures with Equity Investor - Preferred Equity Financing - Construction Lending

Monday, March 26, 2007

About

Wall Street has taken over the commercial real estate market. The rewards can be high, but the risks can be even higher...

Alternative financing vehicles have become the de-facto avenue to fund an overwhelming majority of commercial real estate projects. Returns on real estate investments have been slightly down over the last few years and as a result, many developers and owners are hesitant to use non-traditional, more aggressive financing methods and risk exposure to unfamiliar hazards. To realize the full benefits these deals can offer, developers and owners must be able to understand the unique structure and risks of each of these financing transactions, identify their pros and cons, and hone negotiation and drafting skills to protect your bottom line.

ACI has developed the a publication from the secondNational Forum on Alternative Financing in Commercial Real Estate specifically to address the concerns of developers, owners, and their counsel, and will offer a clear picture of real-world problems encountered and practical solutions that you will actually utilize.

Our faculty, consisting of leading real estate finance companies, top attorneys in this arena, and industry insiders, will share their knowledge on when to use specific financing vehicles for your projects, and how to most effectively negotiate the key terms. Plus, you'll have access to the publications that will help you to understand and best utilize each type of financing. They will cover:

  • Finding the right balance between debt vs. equity
  • Recognizing the respective rights/duties of mezzanine equity lenders to secured lenders
  • Selected issues in conduit financing
  • Ensuring protections when using ground leases

Contents & Contributors

About

Wall Street has taken over the commercial real estate market. The rewards can be high, but the risks can be even higher...

Alternative financing vehicles have become the de-facto avenue to fund an overwhelming majority of commercial real estate projects. Returns on real estate investments have been slightly down over the last few years and as a result, many developers and owners are hesitant to use non-traditional, more aggressive financing methods and risk exposure to unfamiliar hazards. To realize the full benefits these deals can offer, developers and owners must be able to understand the unique structure and risks of each of these financing transactions, identify their pros and cons, and hone negotiation and drafting skills to protect your bottom line.

ACI has developed the a publication from the secondNational Forum on Alternative Financing in Commercial Real Estate specifically to address the concerns of developers, owners, and their counsel, and will offer a clear picture of real-world problems encountered and practical solutions that you will actually utilize.

Our faculty, consisting of leading real estate finance companies, top attorneys in this arena, and industry insiders, will share their knowledge on when to use specific financing vehicles for your projects, and how to most effectively negotiate the key terms. Plus, you'll have access to the publications that will help you to understand and best utilize each type of financing. They will cover:

  • Finding the right balance between debt vs. equity
  • Recognizing the respective rights/duties of mezzanine equity lenders to secured lenders
  • Selected issues in conduit financing
  • Ensuring protections when using ground leases

Contents & Contributors


DEVELOPMENTS AND DRIVERS IN CHOOSING YOUR FINANCING VEHICLE
Dr. Jaime Cuevas Dermody, Financial Engineering LLC

THE LATEST TRENDS IN DEBT & EQUITY MARKETS
Susan J. Booth, Holland & Knight
Daryl Carter, CharterMac
Jonathan R. Shils, McGuire Woods LLP

MEZZANINE FINANCING-CLOSING THE DEBT AND EQUITY GAP
Andrea Mattei, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

SELECTED ISSUES IN CONDUIT FINANCING
Duane Montgomery, Gilchrist & Rutter PC

ENSURING PROTECTIONS WHEN USING GROUND LEASES
David J. Fogel, Fada Realty
Thomas F. Kaufman, Hunton & Williams LLP



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