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BCA Aids Regal Cinema Anchored Retail Center After Failed Debt Coverage Test

Brighton Capital Advisors immediately established communication with senior management at the Servicer and delayed commencement of a full cash flow sweep while analyzing the loan documents. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a popular Regal Cinema anchored...

Brighton Capital Advisors Helps MG3 Group Secure Fontainebleau Park Plaza

By resolving major outstanding issues, Brighton Capital Advisors facilitated MG3 Group’s closing on the purchase of a 32-acre Walmart Supercenter anchored shopping center located in Miami, Florida. Brighton Capital Advisors’ (BCA) financial expertise...

Kohl’s Sale and Store closure concerns for $3.6 billion in CMBS; What does this mean for your CMBS Loan?

With tenant downsizing, inflation and rates rising, the impact on commercial real estate property performance is staggering. Just as significant, these factors can trigger defaults in various loan documents. Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) loans are especially...

The Delta Variant and Commercial Real Estate

Just when we were seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, along came the Delta Variant of the Coronavirus, and “Bamm!”:  here we are again with an exponential increase in the infection rates and the filling of hospital beds nationwide.  To further complicate matters, there...

CMBS Experience is Not Expensive… It’s Priceless

What to do? Where to go? Who do I speak with? How do I pay my debt service? Will a short term fix actually help me? Just some of the questions that have been uttered as the Pandemic has decimated the once robust hospitality industry. The CMBS world has seen more hotel...

The Borrower’s Survival Kit for CMBS Loan Servicing

Contacting the Servicer of your Loan can be a daunting task; and the existence of a pandemic of national proportion has certainly added another layer of challenges to the process. Having the right tools and information can clearly identify property or Loan issues, which...

CMBS Watchlist and Near-Term Loan Maturity Dates: A Need for Loan Modifications

The impact from Covid-19 on CMBS loan performance continues to evolve. As time moves on, we will see the true strength of both the underlying property collateral performance and the CRE finance market’s appetite for certain asset classes and locations. Approximately 6,500 CMBS...

Brighton Capital Advisors participates in Poise Financial Real Estate Webinar

Last week I participated in a Webinar panel hosted by Financial Poise that was moderated by Ron Shapiro from the Rutgers Business School titled “Repurposing Commercial Real Estate in a Post-Pandemic Environment.”  My participation focused on the Lender perspective and dealing...

The Black Hole of CMBS Servicing

National Pandemic? Shutdown all non-essential businesses? Stay in place mandate?! Questions all too familiar, unexpected, and puzzling this time one (1) year ago with the assumption this nightmare would all be over in 3 to 6 months. Unfortunately, by 3rd quarter 2020, the...

The Challenges of Retail Ownership During Covid-19

For the owners and operators of large retail centers, the Global Pandemic has presented challenges not seen since the Great Recession.  I sat down with a former borrower of mine to get his perspective on the challenges of the last year and what his outlook is for their assets...

What a CMBS Borrower Needs to Contemplate in 2021

When Covid took a firm hold of the world in March 2020 everything came to a standstill. For those not directly impacted health wise by the pandemic, people sheltered in place, ordered in food, and watched untold hours of News, Netflix, and any other movie and tv app they could...