Join the conversation on Tuesday, November 14

Please join your colleagues from the local real estate lending community at the Pittsburgh Distressed Real Estate Debt Roundtable at Revel and Roost in Market Square. At this event, our panelists will discuss a nuts-and-bolts approach to maximizing loan and collateral value through the lifecycle of a distressed real estate asset. These professionals have unique, front-line experience and will provide practical advice on how to efficiently minimize exposure and maximize recovery for the lender. Topics include business-forward approaches to workouts, note sales, receiverships, foreclosures and repositioning of REO property across all commercial asset classes. A networking happy hour will follow the panel discussion.

We look forward to seeing you at Roost for an enlightening event followed by networking and cocktails.  Click here to reserve your spot.

Agenda – Tuesday, November 14

  • 4 – 5 p.m. : Forum discussion
  • 5 – 6:30 p.m.: Happy hour

Location – Roost, 250 Forbes Avenue, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Our Panel

Robert E. Dauer, Jr.

Rob Dauer – Meyer, Unkovic & Scott; Partner

Rob serves as the Chair of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Group. He routinely represents regional and national financial institutions in foreclosure, workout, litigation, and bankruptcy proceedings throughout the United States. With decades of experience in creditors’ rights law, Rob’s has developed a reputation among his banking clients for sensible strategies to minimize losses from distressed debt.

Jeffrey R. Lalama

Jeff Lalama – Meyer, Unkovic & Scott; Partner

Jeff’s approach to law is to deeply understand both the short- and long-term issues affecting a client’s case and business. He then offers his legal expertise to counsel people in a way that ensures full understanding of their options and the practical consequences of the legal advice they receive, the actions to be taken, and the decisions to be made.


Martin J. Perry – Newmark; Managing Director

Martin is a Senior Managing Director in the Pittsburgh office of Newmark. His primary focus is corporate real estate advisory and investment sales, with a particular emphasis on assisting value-add investors reposition major projects.  Martin is also recognized for representing buyers and sellers of distressed debt and providing practical advice to lenders in note sales.


Joe Petak – CBRE; Managing Director

As Managing Director for Property Management in the Pittsburgh office of CBRE, Joe specializes in leading property and facility management service delivery for a portfolio of over 9 million square feet in the western Pennsylvania region. Joe and his group take on some of the region’s toughest receivership assignments and has a demonstrated track record of efficiently stabilizing and revitalizing distressed commercial real estate projects in this role.

Christopher P. Smith, Jr.

Christopher Smith – Meyer, Unkovic & Scott; Managing Partner

In addition to managing the firm, Chris serves as a member of the firm’s Real Estate & Lending Practice Group and Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Practice Group.  His front-end lending experience, coupled with capable representation of commercial lenders in bankruptcy matters, foreclosures and workouts, gives him a unique vantage as to how all of the parties interact before, during and after a commercial real estate loan default.

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Your Distressed Real Estate Team at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott

Our team’s goal is to simplify the complicated and help you execute efficiently on a business solution.  We recognize that “cash is king” at this point in an asset’s lifecycle and we focus on providing sound legal and business advice that protects you, whether your goal is to maximize value or minimize losses.  Where appropriate, we partner with experienced brokers, financial advisors, and appraisers to evaluate the financial costs and benefits of various resolutions.

Learn more about our experience here.