J. McBride

Demystifying Pari Passu in Commercial Real Estate

Pari Passu is Latin for “on equal footing”. In the world of finance it refers to a situations where two or more classes of people or transactions are managed without preference. Assets, obligations, securities, investors, and creditors can all be managed with a pari passu structure. One classic example of pari passu is the way …

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Understanding Ingress and Egress in Real Estate

When property is purchased, buyers often make several assumptions. Buyers assume they will be able to use the property. Buyers also assume they can enter and exit the property. But, the rights to enter and exit the property may be separate from the ownership of the property. Ingress is defined as the right to enter …

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The Role of Title Insurance in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Title insurance is one of the key pieces of any commercial real estate transaction. Without it, buyers and sellers would most likely find the risks of buying and selling property to be too high. Title insurance has been around in one form or another in the United States since 1874. The stronger your understanding of …

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Definitive Guide to the Commercial Real Estate Closing Process

When it’s time to on a commercial real estate transaction the process can seem overwhelming. This definitive guide will walk you through every step in the commercial real estate closing process. You will see where the commercial process is similar to the residential process, and where things are different. You will also discover the places you …

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How Green Bonds Work in Real Estate

While the movement to make commercial real estate more sustainable is already several decades old, a new tool has been steadily taking hold in the marketplace that makes financing costly environmental upgrades attractive to investors and issuers. Green bonds have grown from just $12 billion in 2013 to over $36 billion in 2014. This year …

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The Definitive Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding

You’ve seen the news headlines about real estate crowdfunding and how it is changing the commercial real estate industry. In this article we’ll cover real estate crowdfunding in depth and give you a solid overview of what is possible with crowdfunding real estate investments and also where you need to be cautious. Note that this …

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What Happens When a Commercial Tenant Files Bankruptcy

Often commercial landlords have clues that a tenant is going to be filing for bankruptcy. Rental payments are often late several months in a row. Sometimes the tenant falls more than a month behind on the rent. But, it can still be shocking when a landlord opens the mail and instead of a rent check …

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