PLI is hosting their third annual "CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2017: Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Market" program focused on commercial mortgage lending for securitization in the capital markets.

As securitization is a significant part of the commercial real estate finance markets, competing with private equity funds and other non-traditional lenders as well as traditional portfolio lenders, it is critical to understand: how today's CMBS loan market is different under Dodd-Frank's Credit Risk Retention Rule from what the market was before its effective date on Christmas Eve last year; how the changes to CMBS structures developed to comply with the new rule; new rules from SEC and other agencies imposing new asset level disclosure requirements for issuers and new CEO certifications about assets and structures and the resulting enhanced due diligence; and new industry self-initiated changes to servicing and special servicing practices affecting borrowers.

The program content will be valuable for lawyers involved in every aspect of commercial real estate transactions – those representing lenders, borrowers, servicers, developers, owners, landlords, tenants, trustees, issuers and underwriters; as well as analysts, bankers, executives and other professionals who need to understand the world of commercial real estate finance in the capital markets.