What is Risk Retention under Dodd-Frank? (Pt. 1)
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What is Risk Retention under Dodd-Frank? (Pt. 1)

Anyone who works in or around commercial real estate has probably heard the words “risk retention” at some point, however many people may not fully understand what it is…

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How Risk Retention Affects Lenders, Borrowers, & Bond Investors (Pt. 2)
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How Risk Retention Affects Lenders, Borrowers, & Bond Investors (Pt. 2)

Since its inception, CMBS lending has been the go-to mortgage product for larger properties with sponsors that want non-recourse financing with high leverage, low interest rates, and lenient…

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Risk Retention: Proposed Changes & Where Lenders Go From Here (Pt. 3))
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Risk Retention: Proposed Changes & Where Lenders Go From Here (Pt. 3))

Last year, some government officials began to realize the fallout that the original structure of the Securitization Safe Harbor Rule (i.e. risk retention) would have on the commercial real estate…

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How Millennials Are Changing Commercial Real Estate: Office Vacancies (Pt. 2)
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How Millennials Are Changing Commercial Real Estate: Office Vacancies (Pt. 2)

The millennial attitude toward work is very different than it was for Generation X or the Baby Boomers. While being extremely savvy with technology (we are the “Facebook”…

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