Articles Posted in Workouts, Bankruptcies & Receiverships

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15 July 2010

Hotel Lawyer with the latest information on hotel loan defaults, foreclosures, forebearances and distressed sales in California from the Atlas Hospitality Group.

Less than two weeks after the quarter’s end, Atlas Hospitality has released its California Distressed Hotels Survey (2nd Quarter 2010).

Here is our executive summary of that report, our view of its national implications and what we think it means for owners, lenders and investors.

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Published on:

05 May 2010

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Troubled hotels? Hotel loan defaults? Distressed hotel assets? Hotel bankruptcies, receiverships, or workouts?

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Published on:

03 May 2010

The Lenders Handbook for Troubled Hotels
Lenders, special servicers, investors and receivers!

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Are you aware of the full range of alternative strategies for dealing with troubled hotels? Does your lawyer provide you with analytical tools to help you identify, evaluate and select from a full range of options? Do you know how to recognize the crucial points where the wrong decision can give away more than half the value of a hotel?

We cover these critical issues — and much more — in our new, comprehensive, 98-page book, The Lenders Handbook for Troubled Hotels. Distilled from experts who have more than 1,000 bankruptcies, receiverships and workouts under their belts and more than 20 years of experience, you will find the handbook useful as a permanent resource that you can refer to time and again.

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Published on:

25 February 2010

Please see “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” for the latest articles on troubled hotels.

CMBS loan delinquencies — a problem growing every month at a staggering rate.

According to the Monthly Delinquency Report issued by Realpoint a few days ago, the total outstanding amount of CMBS (Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities) tracked by that firm is almost $800 billion, of which approximately $46 billion was delinquent in January 2010.

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07 February 2010

Please see “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” for the latest articles on troubled hotels.
Hotel Lawyer with tips for lenders on defaulted California mortgages. California now leads the nation in defaulted mortgages for hotels and commercial real estate. As lenders start to review their options, they must formulate asset plans that will avoid violating California’s tricky one action and anti-deficiency rules, or they may be in for some nasty surprises.

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1 February 2010

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Hotel Lawyers with grim reports from the field. If lenders are looking for some encouraging news on their distressed hotel asset sales prospects, they are not going to get it anytime soon. That is what the Atlas 2009 Year End Hotel Survey shows, but it does offer some valuable tips for dealing with continued distress in 2010.

Here is an executive summary.

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Published on:

31 January 2010

Hotel Lawyer: A new realism settles on the hotel industry. We’ve already given up 2010 and 2011 won’t be that much better . . . then a long, slow “jobless recovery.”

“Realism” was the defining word for the ALIS conference held in San Diego on January 25-27, 2010. ALIS attendance was roughly half or less of last year, and the experts officially declared 2009 one of the worst years for the hospitality industry. They have already thrown in the towel on the industry for 2010, and look to an anemic 2011, with double digit growth in RevPAR after that . . . but we are so far down the hole now, that even double digit RevPAR growth will take years to reclaim the levels enjoyed in 2005-2007.

So what does this portend for lenders? And what is the smart money doing now?

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Published on:

01 October 2009

Please see “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” for the latest articles on troubled hotels.

Our national hotel practice focuses on being the legal and business advisors for lenders, borrowers and investors. With the hotel industry suffering a record-breaking collapse of revenues and no immediate relief in sight, everyone is starting to examine available options.

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Published on:

1 September 2009

This is one of many articles on the subject of “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” in the rich library at www.HotelLawBlog.com.

Do the math yourself! Run a present value analysis of likely cash flows on 3 alternate scenarios. Decide whether you have the stamina and capital for a long haul if you intend to hold.

Hotel Lawyer. As a hotel owner or lender with a distressed property in the worst business environment for more than 70 years, you have a decision to make. Do you sell the hotel now at a deep discount, or do you hold on for things to get better? How long does it take to market a property in this environment?

Owners and lenders of thousands of hotels in the United States and abroad are confronted with this decision. Here are a few thoughts from the pros.

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Published on:

9 August 2009

Please see “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” for the latest articles on troubled hotels.

Hotel closings: Hotel Lawyer with another look at alternatives to closing that hotel.

We have gotten a lot of feedback on our recent article about the precipitous drop in value that accompanies a hotel closing, or as some say, when the hotel is “put in mothballs” or “goes dark”. See Closing that hotel may be the worst money-saving idea you ever had! Lenders, here’s why mothballing a hotel can be a very bad idea.

In that recent article, we talked about 8 bad things that happen when you close a hotel, and suggested that a hotel should never be closed without first running a careful analysis of cash flows and holding costs. That is not to say, a hotel should never be closed, but a hotel closing deserves close scrutiny, and full exploration of the alternatives.

Today, we will focus on one of those.

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