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How Equipment Finance Can Foster Innovation

GE Capital, Corporate Finance chief commercial officer Eric Dusch discusses equipment finance’s ability to foster innovation and the importance of the opportunity it affords to learn about the market and keep abreast of developments.... read more

Construction Industry Activity, Optimism Rise in 2014: Will it Continue in 2015?

John Crum discusses Wells Fargo Equipment Finance’s Second-Half 2014 Construction Executive Survey, which reveals broad-based increases in construction activity compared to a year ago. More executives said they are seeing “somewhat higher” or “much higher” construction activity than at any time during the past five years.... read more

U.S. Economy’s Revival — Boosting Outlook for Business Aviation

Monitor contributor Daniel Casciato catches up with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to discuss the current state of the business aviation industry. While the industry has been on a positive trajectory since the Great Recession, Bolen is keeping a keen eye on many issues going into 2015, including the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration.... read more

A Thin Line: How Dodd-Frank Defines, Affects Commercial & Consumer Transactions

The Lamm Group Managing Partner Anthony L. Lamm explains how the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act not only defines commercial transactions, but how it also may change what was considered a commercial transaction to a consumer transaction.... read more

FASB Leases Project Update: Two Decisions May Harm the Industry, One Will Help

Monitor contributor Bill Bosco discusses two major issues discussed at a recent FASB meeting and how leveraged lease and sale leaseback accounting changes may affect the industry at large.... read more

Industry Executive Roundtable: Despite a Challenging Economy, Industry is in a Good Place

Monitor contributor Lisa Miller catches up with four industry leaders to get their take on the current economic environment, industry sentiment and pending regulations. Overall, despite excess liquidity, spread compression, increased regulation and other issues, our roundtable participants remain upbeat about future opportunities.... read more

Franchise Finance: Still the Next Big Thing

Signature Financial’s John Black delves into the franchise finance industry, explaining its evolution and the opportunities that come along with it. Overall, he notes it is an exciting time to be a lender engaged in the food service marketplace.... read more

Rail Executive Roundtable: Railcar Leasing on the Rise

Monitor gets a pulse on the increasingly popular railcar leasing segment in an industry spotlight roundtable. Element Financial’s David McKerroll, Railroad Financial Corporation’s David Nahass and First Union Rail’s Barbara Wilson discuss why, despite uncertainty due to pending federal regulations, this 100-plus-year-old industry’s assets are so attractive in the equipment leasing and finance space.... read more

Seamless Coordination: Rafkin Takes the Helm of Volvo Financial Services

When customers think of Volvo, they think of it as one entity, not separate parts of a whole, says Scott Rafkin, president of Volvo Financial Services. To develop and sustain long-lasting dealer and customer relationships, he notes the importance of seamless coordination throughout the Volvo Group. As president, he looks forward to continuing to support the legacy set by the Volvo Group’s brands.... read more

Commercial Finance M&A Market: More Sellers Come Out of the Woodwork, But Who Are the Right Buyers?

Houlihan Lokey’s Tim Stute discusses the increasing M&A activity in the financial services sector and the emergence of non-bank buyers in the space. Stute notes there is an abundance of potential buyers in the market, but the reality is it’s not quite as easy as simply calling a group of bank buyers and selling to the highest bidder.... read more

When a Prospect Goes Dark: 9 Tips to Engage an Elusive Lessee

What happens when your sure-thing prospect falls off the radar? Linda Kester provides nine tips for leasing salespeople to bounce back when a prospect goes dark. ... read more

Leading the Charge — DLL’s Stephenson Takes on Renewable Assets

As new CEO and chairman of the executive board, De Lage Landen’s Bill Stephenson brings 27 years of experience and a true understanding of what it means to partner with globally and culturally diverse clients. In the coming months, he looks to move the company into new segments while leading the industry in renewable asset management solutions. ... read more

Bridging the Gap to Turn the Economic Corner

The financial services industry is entering unchartered territory as the economy attempts to navigate itself out of recession and into recovery. Salisian | Lee LLP partner Neal Salisian and associate H. Han Pai discuss borrowers' search borrowers for new avenues as lenders became increasingly reluctant to extend credit in the face of increased defaults and bankruptcy filings.... read more

The Time of Capital Investment

Good times for equipment finance are just around the corner. Looking at the number of banks and their leasing affiliates that recently jumped into the market, one might conclude that good times are already here. NXT Capital's Michael Gay asks, 'Are they really?'... read more

Gaining Critical Mass: Navitas Lease Looking to be Dominant Market Player

Navitas Lease, launched in 2008 by industry veteran Gary Shivers, announced its first securitization earlier this year, issuing $92.3 million of notes. As he moves Navitas towards new and bigger opportunities, Shivers plans to gain “critical mass” in the marketplace in order to be a leading competitor in the field.... read more

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