When a commercial real estate loan goes, or is going, bad, each party has options. Pretend and extend, state receiverships, foreclosures, short sales, bankruptcies, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure - whether within or without the context of a formal workout agreement - each has its own pros and cons for each party. Deciding what to do is particularly difficult in the case of a hotel, since a hotel is both a real estate investment and an operating business, usually with labor unions and flags, sometimes with public/private incentives, and often with numerous other third parties. Hotels that are part of a complex including condominiums or other facilities add even more interested parties and their lenders. The following are some of the main considerations involved.
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