Climate Risk in Real Estate

This webinar on climate risk in real estate presents Four Twenty Seven and GeoPhy’s analysis of exposure to physical climate hazards in global real estate investment trusts (REITs).  The presentations includes key findings from the white paper, Climate Risk, Real Estate, and the Bottom Line and a discussion of how physical climate data is leveraged in financial risk reporting for the real estate sector.
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California Landlord Law Basics

Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP

The Law Offices of Peter N. Brewer, a real estate and lending law firm located in the heart of Silicon Valley, recently produced a free webinar covering important legal issues that California landlords needs to know. Discussing deposits, leases, and habitability considerations, attorney Ashlee D. Adkins and Henry Chuang provided critical information for owners, REALTORS®, and investors alike who are considering residential rental properties as a source of additional investment.
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Structuring Equity Joint Ventures for Hotel Properties: Recapitalization and Other Purposes

Real estate equity investments and joint ventures have become an increasingly important part of the real estate investment arena, particularly hotel properties. Travel restrictions and health concerns had an extreme impact on hotel properties and operations, and occupancy remains low due to reduced travel. The joint venture model for hotel acquisitions offers many benefits, including increased access to capital. The joint venture agreement and other related documents are very complex and fiercely negotiated. Real estate and finance counsel must understand all the pertinent issues to successfully evaluate and mitigate risk and address economic issues when negotiating and structuring a joint venture agreement for hotel transactions. Listen as our authoritative panel of real estate practitioners and advisers reviews vital legal issues in joint ventures for hotel acquisitions and development, taking into account unique issues in this asset class. The panel will focus on preferred return/promoted interest, carried interest, cash flow splits, risk allocations, guarantees, unwind provisions, and other major decisions.
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Changes on the Horizon for Multifamily Housing Construction Post-COVID-19

Hosted in collaboration with the Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC), tune into this new webinar where a panel of ABC contractors and NMHC member owner/operators provide an overview of the construction industry and multifamily housing market. Leaders from the apartment and construction industries come together to discuss the biggest challenges facing their business and how the two sectors can work collaboratively.
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Real Estate Mezzanine Financing: Structuring and Documentation, Due Diligence, Key Provisions

Mezzanine financing allows borrowers to obtain financing in addition to a mortgage loan, but mezzanine loans add complexity, with additional documents, legal opinions, and third-party reports. Mezzanine lenders require separate consent rights for various actions by the borrower, and restructuring a nonperforming loan is especially problematic given the diverging interests of the mezzanine and mortgage lenders. Since the mezzanine lender's security interest is in the borrowing entity rather than the property, it must conduct entity-level diligence, including analyzing potential claims and agreements entered into by the property owner. Existing contracts and licenses might contain restrictions on transfer--the pledge securing the mezzanine loan or any foreclosure of the pledge could violate such limits. The mezzanine loan agreement should track the mortgage loan agreement, with mortgage loan representations recast to refer to the mezzanine borrower and the mortgage borrower. The mezzanine borrower and the mortgage borrower should be required to comply with entity-level covenants and property-related covenants. The mezzanine borrower's obligations are secured by a UCC pledge of equity interests in the property owner. The pledge can be perfected under Article 8 of the UCC. The mezzanine borrower's ownership interest in the mortgage borrower must be certificated so the mezzanine lender can take physical possession of the membership certificates. The operating agreement should also include Article 8 opting-in language. Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the nuances of mezzanine financing.
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