Commercial real estate lending

Big provision, higher funding costs cut into Regions' profit


The Alabama company recorded a $91 million loan-loss provision and raised deposit rates during the first quarter


Century founder Marshall Sloane remembered for banking savvy, lending discipline


Sloane, who died on Saturday, refused to bulk up on commercial real estate loans, a move that helped him survive two severe economic downturns.


Preferred Bank to take 1Q hit on foreclosed Manhattan condos


The Los Angeles bank will take a $1.4 million hit to earnings after the multifamily properties sold for less than their book value.


Banks on guard for credit glitches in tech sector


Some lenders, especially in markets like California, are preparing in case of a technology-industry stumble that hurts business, real estate and other loan segments. Whether those fears are well founded is a matter of debate.


Banks explore ways to capitalize on tax law's 'Opportunity Zones'


Regional and community banks are working to finance the economic development districts created by the new law. But they have lots of questions about how the program works — and thoughts on how to improve it.


Peril and promise in lending to retailers


Brick-and-mortar retail isn’t dead yet. Though the trend of retailers closing stores in the face of stiff competition from e-merchants is certainly troubling to commercial real estate lenders, it would be a mistake to conclude that all retail loans are risky. Here's a look at which ones are the safest and, potentially, the scariest.


Brace for West Coast CRE bubble inflated by tech boom: Bank chief


Bank of Marin CEO Russ Colombo is tightening up pricing and terms, citing soaring real estate prices in markets like San Francisco.


RBC's results show signs of weakening credit conditions


Royal Bank of Canada reported a 5% increase in quarterly profits, but a sharp increase in its loan-loss provision is raising concerns about credit quality.


Shorter terms, higher rates: How CECL could upend lending


Bankers weigh their options in mortgage and CRE lending as implementation of a new accounting standard nears.