Commercial real estate lending

Banks tighten lending standards as coronavirus crimps demand: Survey


Lenders implemented stricter underwriting across all loan types in the first quarter as the pandemic upended the economy, the Federal Reserve said in its survey of loan officers.


Banks brace for a new normal in commercial real estate


The office and retail markets could look very different in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what it could mean for lenders.


Will coronavirus permanently change CRE lending?


Commercial real estate lenders have to consider not only how they’ll weather the COVID-19 downturn, but whether worker and consumer habits have changed for good.


As offices empty out, CRE picture looks bleak


Commercial real estate is facing another crisis as companies shift to work-from-home policies. Banks and regulators should brace themselves.


Lenders back push from hotels to access crisis-era program


With seven in 10 rooms sitting empty amid the coronavirus outbreak, hotel and banking groups are urging policymakers to open up the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility.


Mortgage bond sales flood market, sparking pleas for U.S. help


The rush to unload mortgage-backed securities signals that a credit meltdown that began with corporate bonds is spreading to other corners of the market.


Hotel lending dries up as travelers stay home


Banks are avoiding the once booming hospitality business, or charging a premium for additional credit, as new data shows how big a hit hoteliers have taken from the pandemic.


California bank bets on two new markets to reverse lending slump


Sierra Bancorp in Porterville has formed dedicated lending teams in Sacramento and Greater Los Angeles in its bid to accelerate loan growth following a sluggish 2019.


MUFG Union Bank names ex-Sterling CEO Seibly its president


Greg Seibly guided Sterling through the financial crisis before engineering its sale to Umpqua Holdings in 2014. He is currently CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.


Bank OZK chief preaches patience to nervous investors


The Arkansas bank is bracing for a rough 2020 amid record prepayments and a big substandard loan in its commercial real estate book, but CEO George Gleason insists shareholders will see "a nice payoff" in the long run.