Case | HBS Case Collection | December 1980 (Revised January 1992)

Savannah West

by William J. Poorvu and John H. Vogel Jr.


Allison Porter, a loan officer for Chemical Bank, must decide whether to make a construction loan on a 216-unit apartment building to be built in Savannah, Georgia. In teaching this case, one begins by looking at the economics, marketing data, etc., of the proposed apartment building and then one discusses the kinds of terms and conditions the bank should impose.

Keywords: Credit; Property; Financing and Loans; Banks and Banking; Housing; Risk Management; Valuation; Real Estate Industry; Banking Industry; Georgia (state, US);


Poorvu, William J., and John H. Vogel Jr. "Savannah West." Harvard Business School Case 381-081, December 1980. (Revised January 1992.)