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Automotive
The U.S. Automotive Industry Show Signs of Optimism in the Third Quarter

By Keith Spacapan

October 5, 2020 โ€“ The seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of sales (SAAR) for U.S. deliveries of light-duty vehicles reached 16.4 million vehicles in the month of September. That is a much better result than most expected back in April when the industry slumped to a 50-year low of 8.7 million vehicles.

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Wholesale
Podcast: Inventory Monetization Options for Retailers and Manufacturers

By Steve Katz, Ray Armendariz (guest) and Mark Caplan (guest)

Ray Armendariz and Mark Caplan from Hilco Wholesale Solutions Join Steve Katz to discuss inventory monetization options for retailers and manufacturers during the Covid-19 crisis in the latest Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Series podcast.

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Real Estate
Podcast: Optimizing Recovery Values in the Face of 504 Liquidations Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Steve Katz, James Keith (guest), Hollis Carter (guest)

James Keith and Hollis Carter join Steve Katz on the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss optimizing recovery values in the face of 504 liquidations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Metals
Uncertainty and Diminished Demand Continue to Weigh on Prospects for Steel & Aluminum Market Recovery

By Michael Sullivan

In this article, we take a look at the course of Steel and Aluminum industry trends leading up to the COVID-19 crisis as well as the factors that are now impacting those industries, and the variables that stand to either speed or slow their paths to recovery.

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Real Estate
From Hindsight to Foresight โ€“ Lenders Revisit Loan Sales to Quickly Monetize Non-Core CRE Assets

By Ronald Lubin

In this article we explore how unstable market conditions created by the COVID-19 crisis are leading up to a very challenging moment for lenders, many of whom now find themselves managing portfolios of increasingly nonperforming loans; and how gaining access to the right buyers, valuation expertise, and highly efficient marketing and sales execution is critical to achieving maximum value for those troubled assets.

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Hospitality
As Historic Revenue Declines Persist, Timely Sale May be Best Course of Action for Struggling Hotel Owners

By Jeff Azuse

In this article we take a look at the impacts to the hospitality market from the current global pandemic, and how factors ranging from airline travel to dynamic pricing and unemployment benefits are contributing to continued struggles and future planning complexity for hotels, even as occupancy rates have begun to recover.

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Retail
Weighing Retail Inventory Monetization Options is Critical as COVID-19 Persists

By Marc Caplan and Raymundo Armendariz

In this article we examine the current state of retail inventories and how a continued, pervasive environment of uncertainty is likely to impact the disposition of merchandise into the off-price market moving forward. We also take a look at how alternative strategies and creativity in monetizing these inventory assets can play an important role in providing the liquidity needed by many retailers and manufacturers during this unprecedented period.

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Retail
Podcast: Ian Fredericks on COVID's Continuing Challenges For Retailers

By Steve Katz, Ian Fredericks (guest)

Restore Capital's President joins the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss strategies for debt placement and inventory procurement in a challenging retail environment.

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Automotive
The U.S. Automotive Industry Hits Bottom in Second Quarter?

By Keith Spacapan

July 14, 2020 โ€“ After a 50% drop in U.S. deliveries of light vehicles, the seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of sales (SAAR) for April had fallen to 8.6 million vehicles. Anxious to generate some cash flow, automakers offered generous incentives to encourage nervous would-be buyers to get back in the market. After all but disappearing in March, zero percent finance offers represented a record high 25.8% of all new financed purchases in the month of May according to Edmunds.com.

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