Underwriting the CRE Construction Loan in 2013
Three Items SBA Underwriters Must Address
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Eastern
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Since the beginning of the economic collapse in 2008, construction of commercial real estate properties has decreased significantly. With an abundance of unoccupied properties an unfavorable markets, most lenders ceased construction lending.
As the economy has continued to improve recently, there has been a marked increase in construction activity over the past few months leading more business owners and their lenders to begin considering construction projects.
As this activity picks up, this webinar will discuss some of the best practices for managing commercial construction lending, including discussion of policy, underwriting, closing, funding and managing the process.
The construction lending world is markedly different than five years ago. Regulators scrutinize these projects must more closely. SBA regulations have changed. Take-out financing is problematic.
However, prudently managed, commercial real estate construction projects can be a profitable product niche for the small business lender.
This webinar will bring you up to speed for what you need to know to underwrite these projects in 2013.
Participants will learn:
What you should demand in equity
How to price the deal.
Policy issues that will shape the future risk and rewards of these loans;
Special considerations if construction started ahead of loan closing;
How the bank protects itself with plans and contracts;
Contract terms that should never be allowed by lender;
Underwriting the builder.
Lender’s most important construction management task: funds control;
Project costs, cost overruns, change orders and all the fun in between;
Importance and role of independent construction consultant;
Proactive suggestions about project (and participant) insurance;
Loan draws, inspections and interest reserves – how to never get burned on either;
To bond, or not to bond?
The three things you need to know about the SBA 7(a) and 504 construction loans.
Who should attend
SBA department managers
SBA loan underwriters
SBA loan packagers
SBA loan closers
Chief Credit Officers
This webinar is rated “INTERMEDIATE” for all attendees.
Coleman’s Webinar level of instruction guide:
ELEMENTARY — The webinar assumes the audience has no experience in the topic.
BASIC — The webinar is for small business lenders who have some experience in the topic. The webinar is designed as the Topical 101 course. This is the appropriate level of instruction for managers who oversee the function.
INTERMEDIATE — The webinar solves an unique problem for the small business lending professional. A strong working knowledge of the subject matter is recommended.
EXPERT — The webinar discusses detailed, technical and advanced topics for the well-seasoned professional. A strong working knowledge of the subject matter is a must.
Who should attend:
Small Business Loan Underwriters
Small Business Banking Manager
SBA Loan Department Manager
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Join Coleman’s Expert SBA Instructor:
Charles H. Green
Small Business Financing Expert
Author of the Bestseller “The SBA Loan Book”
Charles Green began working in his parent’s small business at age 8 and attended many dinner hour “board meetings.” Today he is a recognized small business authority with over 30 years of advising, financing and investing in entrepreneurs. His experience as a commercial banker, venture capitalist and advisor yielded clients in more than 30 countries. He founded and served as President/CEO of Sunrise Bank of Atlanta. Charles has authored several books and articles about business financing including bestselling The SBA Loan Book and the just released Get Financing Now (McGraw-Hill) available January, 2012.
Bob Coleman is the Author of “Money Money Everywhere and Not a Drop for Main Street“. Coleman is the Editor of the Coleman Report, a trade newsletter for small business bankers. He is the nationally recognized expert on small business financing. He has appeared on Fox Business News and CNN and has been quoted by all major financial media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Bloomberg. He has spoken at numerous small business banking events across the United States, including international engagements in the U.K. and Germany. Coleman has a B.A. in Medieval History from the University of California Santa Barbara and a M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance from the University of Southern California.
About Coleman Webinars
Coleman is the largest producer of small business banking webinars in the country, all taught by the best experts in our industry.
Not only our instructors chosen with care, they are excellent teachers of their craft.
Coleman’s Webinars provide 75 minutes of highly specialized information, access to industry experts, live Q&A, and step-by-step “how-to’s” on a variety of topics relevant to today’s small business banker.
Two monthly SBA topical webinars are conducted by John Dunn and Lisa Lerner, our national professional SBA instructors.
Dunn and Lerner’s presentations solve pressing problems facing today’s SBA lending professionals.
Every month, the author of the bestselling “The SBA Loan Book” and the just released book, “Get Financing Now,” Charles Greene presents a program on a topical small business lending underwriting subject.
We rotate our SBA loan liquidation and servicing webinars with three of the finest experts in the country — Ethan Smith of SBA lender boutique law firm Starfield and Smith, SBA lender attorney Mitch Fogel, and Kerri Agee, of banc-serv, the president of the largest SBA loan service provider in the country.
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