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This week’s round-up explores 4 key trends expected to impact proptech in 2023, global investment in green construction technologies, sustainable buildings and their perceived value for tenants in Europe, and more.

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We recently provided an outline of items to diligence when purchasing a mortgage loan in distress—and separately also discussed issues to diligence when purchasing a mezzanine loan in distress. This post (the third in this series) outlines Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) foreclosures in general terms and describes key considerations for mezzanine lenders (and the purchasers of distressed mezzanine loans) contemplating or planning a UCC foreclosure.

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This week’s round-up explores backlog shifts in the nonresidential construction sector, updates from the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, lithium-ion battery storage issues in New York City, and more.

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We recently discussed the importance of diligence when acquiring distressed commercial mortgage loans, providing a diligence checklist for the process. Given that any foreclosing mezzanine lender may step “into ownership” if it forecloses upon its mezzanine loan, perhaps even greater care should be exercised when considering the purchase of a distressed real estate mezzanine loan. As with a mortgage loan, diligence is key!

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This week’s round-up dives into NFT fractionalization and its potential benefit to increase accessibility in real estate investing, lobbying efforts surrounding Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding, experimental retail spaces, and more.

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Checklist-1134900360-300x200When purchasing a commercial real estate loan that is in “distress,” it is crucial that one understands the nature of the defaults and the motivations of each party involved in the transaction and the deal. Diligence is key.

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This week’s round-up dives into digital transformation in the construction industry, renewed interest in flexible workspaces, and how the infrastructure sector can become more resilient and sustainable, both economically and environmentally.

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This week’s round-up features the decline in construction starts, proptech and its potential impact on the affordable housing sector, the residential home solar market, and more.

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This week’s round-up features green financing of hotels, efforts of the European Union to protect critical infrastructure, initiatives surrounding the IIJA to advance equity for historically disadvantaged businesses, and more.

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