Commercial real estate lending

Banks tighten lending standards as coronavirus crimps demand: Survey

05/04/20

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.

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Banks brace for a new normal in commercial real estate

04/22/20

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

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Will coronavirus permanently change CRE lending?

03/30/20

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.

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As offices empty out, CRE picture looks bleak

03/30/20

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

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Lenders back push from hotels to access crisis-era program

03/25/20

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.

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

03/23/20

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.

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Hotel lending dries up as travelers stay home

03/18/20

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.

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California bank bets on two new markets to reverse lending slump

02/07/20

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.

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MUFG Union Bank names ex-Sterling CEO Seibly its president

02/06/20

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.

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Bank OZK chief preaches patience to nervous investors

01/17/20

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.

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