Development Magazine Spring 2013

Finance

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Getting Loans Where Everybody Knows Your Name 

Defined by the Federal Reserve Board as institutions with $10 billion or less in total assets, community banks can be a potent source of financing because of their local roots and knowledge, flexibility and commitment to their communities.

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Reducing Development Agreement Risks in Municipal Bankruptcies 

As part of a bankruptcy, a city can assume or reject “executory contracts” — contracts under which material performance obligations remain such that a breach by a party would entitle the other party to terminate. However, if an executory contract is rejected by a city, the developer has no ability to enforce its terms and conditions.

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The Entrepreneur: Lessons in Discipline from Canada's Real Estate CEOs 

Could much of the pain experienced in the aftermath of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression in the United States have been avoided by following the tenets of Canada’s foremost real estate professionals?

From the Archives: Finance Articles from the Previous Issue

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Abundance of Capital Continues to Reward Stabilized Properties, Gateway Markets 

This article discusses ICSC/NAIOP Real Estate Capital MarketPlace Conference highlights from the debt and structured finance panels and a discussion of real estate capital flows and how they are being deployed.

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Competition for Quality Assets Spurs Creative Investment Strategies 

Because the low-interest-rate, low-inflation environment is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, the challenge for investors and lenders of all types is to find investments that offer something more than single-digit yields.