Commercial Real Estate Trouble Ahead


The Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, in a report issued yesterday, predicted that banks could see up to $300 billion in losses on their commercial real estate portfolios, and warned the threat this poses to the US financial system was completely overlooked by the Capital Adequacy Program (Cap) stress tests in early 2009.

Between now and 2014, “$1.4 trillion in commercial real estate loans will reach the end of their terms. Nearly half are at present underwater”, the report said.


One Response to “Commercial Real Estate Trouble Ahead”

  1. lighthouseas Says:

    The health of commercial real estate is a real threat to this tenuous economic recovery. If the valuation and equity gap issues can’t get resolved I can see a double dip.

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