Commercial real estate recapitalization required to avert catastrophe

Commercial real estate (CRE) is a five trillion dollar industry supporting twelve million jobs.  With CRE property values down 40% since 2007, most observers believe that this sector is under severe stress.  We do not have the leisure to adopt a “wait and see” approach.  We must act now to ensure that CRE is not a deterrent to our economic recovery. Stakeholders in CRE include pension...

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Capital Markets Beginning to Thaw

Lenders and investors are beginning to open up their checkbooks and write checks.  The better commercial real estate properties in the primary markets are receiving financing.  The banks are lending to credit worthy business owners and stable businesses, albeit, not at previous levels seen before the financial collapse.  At least we're moving in the right...

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