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Joseph Philip Forte

Joseph Philip Forte

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Joseph Philip Forte has extensive experience in commercial real estate capital markets and finance with a particular emphasis on the origination, structuring, workout and enforcement of commercial mortgage loans. 

Mr Forte’s experience includes permanent, bridge and construction mortgage lending; mezzanine finance; pari passu and subordinate debt; co-lending and participation arrangements; loan sales and purchases; loan workouts, foreclosures and restructurings; and environmental risk management for lenders. 

Mr Forte has been at the forefront of many major innovations in the real estate finance industry for nearly 40 years. He was involved in the early development of the secondary and securitisation markets for residential, multifamily and commercial mortgages and, in 1988, he developed the programme and loan documents for the first commercial mortgage loan conduit and other early standardised conduit programmes, loan documents and flow purchase programmes.

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