Lenders get more help with “extending and pretending” commercial mortgages

November 1, 2009 – Media Mention
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Some lenders are extending maturity dates on commercial real estate loans and others are requiring that the borrowers put up more equity, Paul Shapses says. This story notes that new tax rules are giving lenders pause about revealing current values of outstanding debt and that, in turn, is causing them to consider extending the maturities.