New Rules of Engagement for Workouts: REMICs & Distressed Real Estate Loans

  • December 21, 2001
  • • Written by: James R. Butler, Jr. Jeffrey E. Steiner 

Winter 2001/2002, Vol 26, No 4

Abstract: Given the pervasive “success” of CMBS financing, it is nothing short of amazing that so many borrowers and their advisors appear to have little understanding of the process, structure, and practical implications of their securitized debt or how to deal with it when times get tough. This article looks at a number of these issues and offers some explanations. Given the strong sudden downdraft in the hospitality industry, this background may be particularly valuable for owners of hospitality properties financed with securitized debt.