Commercial real estate lending

Big provision, higher funding costs cut into Regions' profit

04/18/19

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

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Century founder Marshall Sloane remembered for banking savvy, lending discipline

04/09/19

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

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Preferred Bank to take 1Q hit on foreclosed Manhattan condos

04/01/19

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

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Banks on guard for credit glitches in tech sector

03/26/19

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.

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

03/26/19

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.

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Peril and promise in lending to retailers

03/05/19

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.

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

02/28/19

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

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RBC's results show signs of weakening credit conditions

02/22/19

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.

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Shorter terms, higher rates: How CECL could upend lending

02/04/19

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

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