CRE

Industry urges OCC to halt proposal restricting use of bank premises

03/23/21

The agency's plan would strengthen requirements that banks use a minimum amount of their real estate for the business of banking, but three grade groups say banks need flexibility in the pandemic to manage occupancy.

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How the pandemic has changed small banks' views of CRE

02/28/21

Community banks, which for years have relied heavily on commercial real estate lending, have been tightening underwriting standards, conducting more-frequent loan reviews and stepping back from certain subsectors to minimize their credit exposure.

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CRE lenders’ growing fear: Office workers won’t come back

02/28/21

Already contending with stressed retail, hotel and restaurant loans, bankers are beginning to view office lending — historically a safe bet — as increasingly risky as companies of all types rethink their space needs.

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Fed sounds alarm on commercial real estate, business bankruptcy

02/19/21

he Federal Reserve warned of significant risks of business bankruptcies and steep drops in commercial real estate prices in a report published on Friday.

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Are CRE foreclosures on the horizon?

01/12/21

Commercial real estate portfolios have held up better than expected during the pandemic. But rising delinquencies and fears of a delayed economic recovery are renewing questions about credit quality.

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Vaccines offer hope, but business lenders know recovery will take long

12/17/20

While banks are reporting steady declines in deferrals, hard-hit borrowers such as airlines, commercial real estate developers and hotel operators will almost certainly struggle to regain their footing.

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FDIC report suggests M&A has been positive for many small banks

12/16/20

The agency’s second in-depth study of the community banking sector pointed to continued challenges for local institutions from the pandemic and other headwinds, but many smaller banks are reaping the benefits of M&A and holding their own against larger competitors in key lending categories.

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