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Real Estate Finance: "Back to the Old Normal" - Part 1

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This program provides a guide to real estate finance. It covers the practical aspects of structuring debt, equity, and mezzanine finance.

Major issues and traps in negotiating first mortgages, including personal guarantees and carve-outs, are discussed in detail. The program covers credit enhancement, leasehold finance, and how financing alternatives have changed in a stronger market.

This program provides a real-world guide to major issues in negotiating and drafting real estate finance agreements.

Part 1 topics include:

  • Major issues of negotiating first mortgages
  • Loan application and bank commitments
  • Role of personal guarantees and negotiating non-recourse carve-outs with lenders
  • Defeasance and prepayment premiums


  • Anthony Licata

    Anthony Licata is a partner in the Chicago office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, where he formerly chaired the firm's real estate practice. He has an extensive practice focusing on major commercial real estate transactions, including finance, development, leasing, and land use. He formerly served as an adjunct professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mr. Licata received his B.S., summa cum laude, from MacMurray College and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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February 14, 2024
Wed 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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