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Real Estate Lending Practices


Commercial Real Estate underwriting and credit functions are core activities in a lending institution involving the investigation and analysis of the property, the borrower, and the market combined with effective loan monitoring. Mr. Levy served as a senior member of the real estate credit committee of Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank. He has had extensive experience with real estate and construction loans in all regions of the United States and certain international locations. He approved or denied and made other key decisions about many billions of dollars of proposed or existing commercial real estate loans.

As a Managing Director of Chemical and Chase Manhattan Banks, predecessors to JP Morgan Chase Bank, he has been a leader and manager of lending units that have made real estate and construction loans throughout the United States and has also had extensive experience in restructuring and/or working out real estate and construction loans that have experienced various difficulties.

Prior to his career as a real estate and construction lender, Mr. Levy appraised a high volume of income-producing properties throughout the United States and also performed market and feasibility studies.

Mr. Levy has served variously as an Adjunct Professor and Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University where he has taught real estate credit and risk management, real estate finance, and negotiation and dispute resolution.

He is available to provide underwriting, structuring, and restructuring advice on office, retail, hotel, warehouse/distribution, multi-family, and special purpose properties. Mr. Levy also designs and leads training programs on real estate and construction lending.