While I do not know the number, it seems there are countless preforming commercial mortgages that are put into default for technical reasons and maturities due. Lenders will put a perfectly paying mortgage in default in the second without hesitation. Owners need to beware of this and don't expect the lender to have any commonsense....more
Category Archives: Turn Around
I was expecting the call, I had been pre notified that a business I was following, was in real trouble and would shut down or be sold under duress within a week or so. It was Sunday night around 9:20 PM, I received a text from the founder and CEO saying he know it was...more
Business tip of the day: Always have realistic and accurate projections, with key indicators. Act on them as soon as you can. Be prepared don't just wait for it to hit you. Make the hard decisions today....more
Your hotel is not thriving as you have planned and the property is now in danger of going belly up. This problem could be caused by the general economy, new competition or over-leverage. If you are a hotel owner whose properties are in danger of financial ruin, you have your work cut out for you....more
The number one rule in a workout, turnaround or Bankruptcy is to stay very involved and have a “never give up” mindset. If your team, professionals and opposition see or sense that you do not have faith, energy or have abandoned the ship, then you're done. more
Avoid these top 10 workout and turn around mistakes.more
- Taking money out of your retirement account or other protected assets to prop up your business or investment.
- Not being involved, giving up, being undependable or acting like a goof ball. Your business is on the line, you...
After purchasing casual dining chain Fatburger in 2003, CEO Andy Wiederhorn fought for years to turn around the company's performance. But, faced with an ineffective management team and the recession, he finally resorted to Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings for two of the restaurant’s west coast subsidiaries in 2009. Since...more
I just read an interesting article about the Executive Airport Business Center that was sold through a mortgage foreclosure. It was bought for more than the former mortgage price and at the time it was foreclosed on, it was 91% leased. If the original owner had reached out to us and used our services, the original...more
July 5, 2015 Huntingdon Valley, PA./Fort Lauderdale Fl. GFCIB and Advisory, LLC, a nationally recognized financial advisory firm for commercial real estate owners, developers, builders and medium sized business announced that Paul Lipschutz has joined the firm. Paul brings with him a lifetime of experience in a variety of industries including lodging; beverage; Property management, sports management and...more
Commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS loans) are bonds designed to finance investments on commercial loan portfolios and sold to investors worldwide. The income from such property is passed on from the property owner to the bond holder. The high-income yielding CMBS market went through a severe downturn in 2008, followed by a gradual period of recovery...more