This webinar will address how forecasters see construction markets developing in 2019. ENR will call on two top forecasters, asking them to share their views on the market prospects for the industry, both nationally and regionally. We then will add another layer by asking a leading industry technology strategist about how he or she envisions the year from a construction technology perspective.
Commercial landlords still coping with past-due rents and soaring vacancies are aggressively seeking ways to protect their financial interests and minimize loss. Meanwhile, distressed tenants are turning to the Bankruptcy Code to safeguard their assets from creditors. The Bankruptcy Code offers protections to both commercial landlords and tenants but raises a number of complex legal issues. Commercial landlords must develop strategies to anticipate and protect against the fallout from tenant bankruptcy.
PEIs, together with mortgage loans and mezzanine loans, are often a critical part of the capital structure used by sponsors to fund real estate ventures. The terms of PEIs can vary considerably. On one end of the spectrum are PEIs that are economically and functionally equivalent to a mezzanine loan, though structured as equity and not debt. On the other end of the spectrum are PEIs that are pari passu with the sponsor's equity. In any context, a PEI's equity is subordinate to all of the real estate venture's debts.
PEIs typically earn a higher rate of return on the investment than debt financing. They may earn a share of cash flow beyond a stated rate of return and any capital appreciation. The preferred equity investor generally has consent over "major decisions" (the list of which can range from a small handful of items to an extensive list), may have buy-sell rights, forced sale rights or put rights, and typically have removal rights (the right to remove the managing member or general partner of the real estate venture and replace it with the PEI or its designee). Removal rights can run the gamut from being limited to bad acts or being performance-based.
To achieve all the benefits of PEIs and mitigate the risks, counsel to investors and the recipient entity must negotiate and structure key terms that address matters such as exit strategy, remedies in the event of the entity's default, issues surrounding a change in control, and the impact of an entity bankruptcy. Also, counsel must anticipate and address tax implications for the entity and the investor in the PEI agreement.
Listen as our authoritative panel prepares counsel to real estate lenders, investors, and borrowers to structure, enforce, or challenge PEI agreements in the current real estate market. The panel will compare and contrast PEIs vs. mezzanine financing. The panel will also outline the key points of negotiation and agreement provisions for the equity investor and the real estate developer, including remedies for default, change in control, exit strategy, the impact of bankruptcy, and tax implications.
Why is resident engagement vital within seniors housing communities? How has resident engagement changed during COVID? How can operators create a better living experience for residents, while also creating staff and operational efficiencies? Tune in for an upcoming discussion to understand how new technology can improve the quality of life for seniors while reducing operator costs.