Charlie Dunlap

Charlie Dunlap
Charlie Dunlap, a former partner of Trammell Crow, is the Founder and Chairman of RRA Companies. His more than 40 years of experience in the industry has involved the development, construction, rehabilitation, and management of assets valued at more than $2 billion. He has developed, built, or rehabilitated more than 10,000 housing units, managed over 11,000 apartment units, and managed or developed industrial, office, and retail properties in excess of half a million square feet. Mr. Dunlap has been named the Arizona Certified Property Manager of the Year and was presented with the Phi Epsilon Professional Award from Arizona State University.

Recent Posts

8 Reasons for CRE Receivers to be Appointed...Even if No Monetary Default Has Occurred

Posted by Charlie Dunlap on Oct 3, 2018 9:25:13 AM

Events such as a downturn in the economy, a dispute among partners, or cash flow problems caused by new market competition, can affect the viability of an income property loan.  These real estate loans may need a “workout” by the lender so that the borrower doesn’t lose its property.  During the loan workout phase, it is critical that the borrower keep in full, open communication with the lender about their cash flow situation and plans to avoid a monetary default.  When a lender is dealing with a responsible, honest borrower, the lender is more likely to work with the borrower to help them get through a rough period. 

With that being said, even if no actual monetary default has occurred, there are a number of events that could precipitate the need for the appointment of an independent receiver.  Some examples of these events are:

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Topics: Receivership, Litigation

Retail: Apocalypse Now?

Posted by Charlie Dunlap on Jun 18, 2018 2:25:02 PM

We’ve all heard it.  Brick-and-mortar retail as we all knew it is in a death spiral – and the prognosis is grim.  Retail owners, tenants, and investors should find other ways to make a living.  There is no life after death for this product type.  But is this really the case?  Are we sitting front row, witnessing the extinction of brick-and-mortar retail?  The answer, as we discuss in our latest white paper, Understanding & Embracing the Evolution of American Retailis slightly more complicated than “yes” or “no”.

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Topics: Retail