Keys To Co-Lending Agreements In Commercial RE

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 5:58 PM EDT) -- Co-lending arrangements have long been used by commercial real estate lenders looking to spread risk, increase spreads, improve returns, free up capital and gain other advantages from utilizing participations, syndications, A/B loans and other co-lending vehicles.

During real estate boom times, lenders enter into co-lending arrangements with limited provisions regarding defaulted loans, foreclosure (or deed-in-lieu thereof) and REO issues. When the market turns, however, the need for co-lending agreements that contain robust, detailed and business-oriented provisions is highlighted as loans go bad and co-lenders have to...
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