Series 5: Loan Structure and Documentation Considerations


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Topics in how to assess various borrowing structures, identify issues involving owner occupied lending, determine loan documentation, as well as due diligence considerations and;how to identify key components of CRE Loan structure.

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*Only available as a series

  • CRE-LDP 5.1 – Borrowing Structures and Owner-Occupied Properties
  • CRE-LDP 5.2 – Documentation, Due Diligence, and Loan Structure
  • What You’ll Learn
    After completing this series, students will be able to:

  • Identify the strategic advantages and disadvantages of various forms of business ownership
  • Identify the primary tax returns used for each borrowing entity and the sections that provide valuable financial information for loan underwriting
  • Identify the ways cash moves among business entities
  • Identify the decision-making process for an owner-occupant when either purchasing or leasing a building
  • Identify repayment sources, their hierarchy, and their co-dependence for owner-occupied loans
  • Determine how to structure owner-occupant loans to address unique attributes such as holding company structure, property condition, and valuation issues
  • Identify key elements in the SBA 504 program to finance owner-occupied real estate
  • Identify the key instruments necessary to document a loan transaction and perfect a lien on collateral
  • Identify organizational documents required for various entity forms and execution requirements
  • Recognize key elements of due diligence to be submitted and reviewed prior to closing
  • Evaluate and interpret the findings of a title policy
  • Identify key components of CRE loan structure
  • Demonstrate the use of loan covenants and other techniques to protect property cash flow and property value
  • Identify how permanent market pricing and loan structure differs from and influences the traditional bank market
  • Additional information


    Commercial lenders and credit analysts who are not real estate specialists but who need to know more about assessing real estate risk.


    4.0 CLBB

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