You really should pay close attention to what I am teaching you here. This is the meat-and-potatoes of commercial real estate finance ("CREF").
Let's suppose you're a starving commercial loan broker, and you can't afford my wonderful nine-hour course, How To Broker Commercial Loans. Maybe you can't even afford to buy the written training manual, Underwriting Commercial Loans. I have good news. You can now access much of this wonderful training for free on C-Loans.com.
C-Loans is slowly making this wonderful training manual available for free online. We covered the first ten chapters in a recent blog article, How To Underwrite Commercial Loans - Part 1. Today's training article continues with Chapters 11 through 20.
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Chapter 11: As you branch out into commercial real estate finance ("CREF") for the first time, your early loans should be apartment loans. This chapter explains how to prepare a Pro Forma Operating Statement (a budget for the next twelve months, while setting aside reserves for future replacements) on an apartment building.
Chapter 12: Here is what an apartment Pro Forma Operating Statement should look like:
Chapter 13: When you are ready to expand into commercial loans, you will need to know how to prepare a Pro Forma Operating Statement on a commercial building. This chapter explains how.
Chapter 14: Here is what a sample Triple-Net Pro Forma Operating Statement looks like:
Chapter 15: One of the hardest Pro Forma Operating Statements that you will ever have to prepare is one where some of the tenants are triple-net tenants, and some of the tenants are full service tenants. This situation occurs when a hot, brand new shopping center opens and leases out on a triple-net basis. Later, as the shopping center ages, new tenants will only sign if the lease is full service. Here's how to handle it.
Chapter 16: What is a Reserve for Replacement? You're rushing to get a package out, and you know that you must include one; but how on earth do you compute a Reserve for Replacement?
Chapter 17: What on earth is a cap rate? What do you do with it? You've wondered about this for years, haven't you?
Chapter 18: The Net-Worth-to-Loan-Size Ratio is an extremely important ratio in commercial real estate finance.
Chapter 19: Toxic contamination liability is a HUGE issue in commercial real estate finance. What is a Level I toxic report? What is a Level II?
Chapter 20: This is one of the most important chapters of this Underwriting Manual, and it is a great primer on the subject of commercial construction loans.