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Commercial Construction Lending

Monday, March 5th, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CT

Length: 2 hours                    Sponsored by Bank Webinars

Click Here to register $265.00

Click Here to register and receive CD recording $395.00

Construction loans for commercial real estate (CRE) remain a major part of commercial bank lending. Many community banks attempt to use versions of their residential formats and policies to administer commercial construction loans; however, this generally does not adequately control the situation due to several important differences between residential and commercial projects.

This program provides an overview of the key steps involved in effectively administering commercial construction loans.

Topics Will Include:

  • What is construction risk and how is it mitigated?
  • Differences between residential and commercial construction loans
  • What is High Volatility CRE (HVCRE)?
  • Issues with contractor qualifications, construction contracts and budgets
  • Five items that determine how you handle a specific loan
    • The type of project (full construction vs. renovation, etc.)
    • The loan approval and related conditions or contingencies
    • The term sheet or commitment letter written to the customer
    • Your bank’s policies and procedures
    • The construction loan agreement
  • Other key documentation
    • Title insurance
    • Survey
    • Bonding
  • Funding and draw controls
    • Inspections
    • Lien waivers and lien updates
    • Disbursement methods
    • Monitoring usage of budget contingency
    • Line item transfers
  • Completion of the project and (if applicable) stabilization

Who Should Attend?

Commercial lenders, credit analysts and support staff that deal directly with commercial construction loans; mortgage bankers, private bankers, small business lenders, loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and credit officers indirectly involved in the construction lending process


Richard Hamm has been training bankers for 25 years, designing and delivering courses specializing in commercial lending and credit, including portfolio and risk management, commercial real estate (CRE) and appraisals, plus selling and negotiating skills, and director training.

Richard is based in Huntsville, AL and has owned/operated Advantage Consulting & Training for 11 years, after a 22-year banking career including senior positions in lending and credit, plus president through formation and acquisition of a community bank. He has BS and MBA degrees from the University of Alabama.