As everyone knows, the past few years have been a tumultuous time for the commercial real estate market. On the financing side, banks have spent a lot of time managing their loan portfolios of underperforming and nonperforming loans. Most banks have required more frequent reporting of property operations, and if there has been any deterioration of performance or loan maturity, a new appraisal has been ordered. Based on the value conclusions from the new appraisals, many times borrowers have been asked to make principal remargin payments to bring LTV’s (loan-to-value ratio), debt coverage ratios and loan yields back in line with bank regulator requirements. In most cases, borrowers and lenders have been able to come to an agreement where the bank received additional cash and the borrower received additional time.