Author Bio

Carl C. Chrappa

Senior Managing Director of Asset Management Practice Leader, North America, The Alta Group

Carl C. Chrappa leads The Alta Group’s Asset Management Services practice, with more than 35 years of international experience in equipment trading, appraisals, litigation support, portfolio valuations and equipment management.

Posts by Carl C. Chrappa

At the Crossroads of a Slowing Economy

Have good economic times led to an over production of equipment with negative value implications? If the economy declines, will residual values follow? Is there a growing residual value risk? This article will present several examples of residual value risk... read more

Tariffs and Taxes: Impacts on Equipment Leasing

Tariffs and taxes have been dominating U.S. economic news this year. What do these developments mean for the equipment leasing and finance industry? Here’s what we know. Following economic news in assessing impacts of changing tariffs and taxes on the... read more

All Appraisals Are Not Alike, Nor Are All Appraisers: Best Practices Demand Expert Knowledge and Experience

Are your appraisals able to withstand the probe of audits, credit and risk management reviews, or litigation? To find the answer, ask the following questions: Do the appraisals adequately convey the methods used, data analyzed and value appraised? Does the... read more

Increased Scrutiny on Residual Reviews

The accounting rules require lessors to assess their residuals and operating lease assets for impairment at least annually. Although the impairment review is a regulatory requirement, it also can be used as an opportunity to increase the bottom line. This... read more

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