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.


Heritage Commerce discloses CRE exposure to energy firm's bankruptcy


The California banking company has two loans tied to DC Solar that are on nonaccrual status.


Fintech targets banks keen for out-of-market CRE loans


CrediFi helps bankers pursuing commercial real estate loan growth minimize the risk in lending to customers they historically haven't served.


Bank OZK rebounds, emphasizes focus on credit quality


A spike in charge-offs in the prior quarter stoked concerns about commercial real estate exposure.


Synovus to focus on merger integration, digital upgrade in 2019


The Georgia company will abstain from acquisitions this year as it looks to make internal improvements.


This CEO must prove he has CRE under control


Bank OZK's George Gleason, one of our community bankers to watch in 2019, needs to rein in the Arkansas bank's commercial real estate exposure to placate nervous investors.


Wintrust's latest acquisition could present deposit opportunity


Chicago Deferred Exchange, which helps clients defer tax hits from property sales, had about $1 billion in deposit flows this year.


SBA's biggest lender is overhauling its business model


Live Oak Bancshares became an SBA juggernaut by making loans, selling them and making more. With economic conditions changing, it is retaining more credits.


Lenders reliant on CRE face tough road


Challenges will likely increase as interest rates rise and investors grow more concerned about a downward turn in the economic cycle.