Banks are still reluctant to lend to commercial real estate

08/5/2010 |

Distressed commercial real estate loans still are clogging many banks' balance sheets, making them reluctant to lend to healthy projects. Even if the loans on their books are solid, banks are leery of increasing their exposure to this asset class. An analysis by CFO found 44 banks with assets greater than $1 billion had more than half of their total loans secured by commercial real estate.

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