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Ucc Sale In The Enforcement Of A Mezzanine Loan May Not Be Unwound

By Mike Berey on August 21, 2019

The Plaintiff sought a ruling that the sale of equity interests in eleven commercial properties, which interests were pledged as collateral for a mezzanine loan, was commercially unreasonable because the auction sale was not conducted in a commercially reasonable manner as required by Section 9-610 (“Disposition of collateral after default”) of...

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate UCC mezzanine loan

Notice Of Pendency Not Properly Filed By Adjoining Owners

By Mike Berey on February 27, 2019

The Supreme Court, Suffolk County, granted the application the Petitioner had submitted to the Town of East Hampton’s Zoning Board for approval of a subdivision map and directed the Zoning Board to grant final approval. Intervenors opposed the application, filed a notice of pendency against the subject property, and moved for a corrected...

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

Digital Disruption In Commercial Real Estate      How We Live: On The Road

By First American NCS on January 3, 2019

This is the second in a series of vignettes discussing the disruptors remaking commercial real estate and impacting how we live, work, play, invest and build.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate digital disruption CRE Technology

Digital Disruption In Commercial Real Estate      How We Live: At Home

By First American NCS on November 5, 2018

This is the first in a series of vignettes discussing the disruptors remaking commercial real estate – impacting how we live, work, play, invest and build.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Commercial News CRE CRE Technology PropTech

The New Economy And Commercial Real Estate: Short-term Gains,  Long-term Questions?

By First American NCS on July 10, 2018

The good times for investors in U.S. commercial real estate continues, as the national economy is going through a rapid metamorphosis thanks to recent legislation and trade reforms. Over the long term, however, other trends may have significant impacts on individual sectors.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

Underwriting Mechanics’ Lien Coverage In The New Economy

By FirstAm Editor on July 10, 2012

In 2008, came the subprime mortgage loan crisis, the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and the financial meltdown. Numerous borrowers defaulted on commercial real estate financings, leaving many failed construction projects in their wake. As a result, title insurers have reevaluated the manner in which they underwrite mechanics’ lien...

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Title Insurance