Tuesday, March 10, 2009

GGP seeks more extensions

Here is the press release announcing GGP's forbearance request for the holders of Rouse unsecured notes. The company wants until the end of the year to reorganize and repay. The company is looking for similar extensions on other facilities.

The thought has to be that lending will turn around because of all the monetary infusions and if it does not by year-end, there's going to be a whole lot of trouble going on.

So what do you do if you are a lender? Agree to the forbearance in the hopes you will be paid off at year end, or let this go into BK thinking this is your best option? I'm not an expert on lending and banking, but if I were the lender I'd probably rather roll the dice with a forbearance than roll the dice in bankruptcy court. This means being an optimist about the economy eventually turning around, and while it eventually will you have a question of timing. It is when, not if.

Others may (respectfully) disagree and I welcome those thoughts.


Chris Rodriguez said...

$2.25 billion is a ton of debt. Doubtful this one will have a happy ending for any involved.