Entries by Michael Belasco

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Construction Draw Schedule: Accounting For True LTC

Mitigating A Common and Potentially Costly Error During Development Underwriting When lenders provide debt for a development project, they lend based on a Loan-to-Cost ratio (LTC), which is simply the percent of the total budget the lender will agree to lend to the borrower. So, if a project costs $10MM, and a lender loans $6MM, […]

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San Francisco Development Explosion! – Interactive Map & Side Project

San Francisco’s downtown area is currently going through an unprecedented, skyline redefining transformation. So many incredible developers and architects are in the process of leaving their mark on this city and it’s all happening or will be happening within roughly one square mile south of Market St in the downtown areas known as the Transbay District, Rincon […]

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Real Estate Development Tracker

One of the many challenges of both analyzing real estate development deals and managing development projects is understanding and tracking the numerous differing but intertwining work streams. The more a development team takes the time to understand and map out the processes, the better chance there is of the project being successful. It is with that […]

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30/360, Actual/365, and Actual/360 – How Lenders Calculate Interest on CRE Loans – Some Important Insights

Commercial real estate lenders commonly calculate loans in three ways: 30/360, Actual/365 (aka 365/365), and Actual/360 (aka 365/360). Real estate professionals should be aware of these methods if they want to understand the real interest rate as well as the total amount of interest being paid over the term of a loan. This post will go over how these calculations […]