Partner Webinars

What every HUD lender must know about the latest MAP Guidance

On January 29th 2016, HUD published revisions to its MAP Guide. Specifically, the changes impact the specific underwriting requirements relating to environmental, energy, accessibility, radon, and reserve analysis studies that must be performed during the due diligence stage. The revisions include the ability to provide more loan dollars for qualified properties due to less stringent coverage requirements and higher underwritten loan to values and the ability to include more repairs in your mortgage under section 223(f) due to an increase in the maximum per unit cost of rehabilitation allowed.

Moderated by Bradley Fountain, Director of FHA HUD Services at Partner, a panel of HUD due diligence experts including Joseph R. Lephew, LEED AP, Angelique Crews, and energy sustainability expert Tony Liou, will provide an overview of the changes, and their boots on the ground perspective on the impact on HUD opportunities. This webinar will dig into the following due diligence requirements that every HUD lender and borrower should be aware of:

  • Replacement of Reserve Funding
  • Increase to Non-Critical Repair
  • Environmental updates including Phase II, Radon, and Flood Zone
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability for the MAP guidelines and MIP reduction program
  • Brad Fountain Joseph R. Lephew, LEED AP
    Bradley K. Fountain, MBA
    Director - FHA HUD Services
    Partner ESI

    • Joseph R. Lephew, LEED Green Associate
      Technical Director-HUD Services
      Partner ESI
    Angelique Crews Tony Liou
    Angelique Crews
    Senior Project Manager
    Partner ESI

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    The Intersection of Technology and CRE

    How technology can offer a competitive advantage, but also creates new risks for CRE investors, owners, lenders and brokers.

    Technology is having a profound impact on the way we use, build, and transact commercial real estate assets. It’s making our buildings smarter, and facilitating dynamic data that helps us make better, more informed investment and underwriting decisions. But, it’s also creating new risks: changing the demands we place on buildings, altering their value proposition, and creating new security concerns.

    Joe Derhake, PE meets up with 5 experts to talk about the next big thing in CRE, and to find out how we can stay ahead of new risks while taking advantage of the new opportunities technology presents.

    Brian Soublet, California DMV Chris Reeves, BBVA Bank
    Brian Soublet
    Chief Counsel, California DMV
    “Preparing for the advent of the driverless cars”
    • Chris Reeves
      Chief Credit Officer, BBVA Bank
      “Using technology to deal with regulatory scrutiny”
    Chip Williams, Gensler Tony Liou
    Chip Williams, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Studio Director, Principal, Gensler
    "The bank branch of the future."
    • Tony Liou
      President, Partner Energy
      "Smart buildings, smart returns"
    Joe Derhake, Partner ESI Rick Sharga
    Joe Derhake, PE
    CEO, Partner ESI
    “How technology creates building obsolescence”
    • Rick Sharga
      Chief Marketing Officer, Ten-X (fomerly
      "Tech changing the way CRE transactions Take Place"

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    LA Seismic Retrofit Ordinance – What Owners and Lenders Need To Know

    LA Seismic Ordinance Webinar

    Late last year, the City of Los Angeles enforced a Seismic Retrofit Ordinance, which mandates the structural strengthening of the city’s vulnerable buildings in coming years in an effort to protect the city against major losses in case of the next major earthquake. The LA ordinance targets wood-framed soft-story and non-ductile concrete buildings, and is expected to impact more than 13,000 properties. San Francisco and several other cities across California have previously implemented similar seismic ordinances, with more cities expected to follow suit.

    LA’s ordinance is the country’s most extensive to date, and will have a significant impact on property owners, as well as lenders who need to underwrite for the expense of potential retrofits. This educational webinar will provide information to help those lenders, owners, investors and brokers address new requirements as efficiently as possible. Joe Derhake, CEO of Partner will be joined by structural engineers as well as financing and insurance experts to clarify a number of key questions, including:

  • What are the specifics of the ordinance, and which buildings are impacted?
  • Who bears the cost of retrofits, and what financing mechanisms are available?
  • How can lenders and owners best address new requirements?
  • How can the impact be minimized?
  • Joe Derhake, Partner ESI Mariana Domi, Stockton Companies
    Joe Derhake, PE
    CEO, Partner ESI
    “Building a Seismically Resilient California”
    • Mariana Domic
      VP, Property Specialist, Stockton Companies
      “Insurance Considerations”
    Jay Grenfell Allan Freedman, Berkadia
    Jay Grenfell
    National Client Manager, Partner ESI
    "SF Mandatory Soft-Story Program"
    • Allan Freedman
      Managing Director, Multifamily Finance, Berkadia
      "Financial Implications"
    Jay Kumar, PE Taylor Libolt
    Jay Kumar, PE
    Technical Director, Structural Engineering, Partner ESI
    “LA Seismic Retrofit Ordinance”
    • Taylor Libolt
      Director, Municipal Development, Energy Efficient Equity
      "PACE Financing"
    Bryan Cortnik, PE, SE  
    Brian Cortnik, PE, SE
    Technical Director, Seismic Design, Partner ESI
    “Retrofit Options”

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    New 2016 ALTA Standards – Learn how this affects you!

    After two years of committee meetings and discussions, the new ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards will go in to effect February 23, 2016. There have been significant changes that impact both the responsibilities of the surveyors and the client who is ordering the survey, a solid understanding of these new standards in essential for those purchasing or reviewing these surveys.

    Frank S. Romeo, President of Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. moderates a panel of technical experts including James Davenport, PS, Martin Tirella, PLS, and Chris Daniels, PLS to explain what changes have been made and how this affects requirements for your ALTA surveys.

    Frank S. Romeo, Jr.
    Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.

    Martin Tirella, PLS
    Director of Land Surveying
    Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.

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