CoStar | No More Fear and Loathing of CRE Lending for Banks

Five Years After the Onset of the Great Recession, Banks Are Ready To Venture Back in to Commercial Real Estate; Yes, Not Even Las Vegas is Off Limits Anymore

February 1, 2012

As economic headwinds subside, the commercial real estate lending business for U.S. banks has hit an inflection point. For the first time in five years, a majority of banks are finally talking about their ability to grow their loan portfolios.

While the sentiment among banks is neither unanimous, nor the projected lending growth strong, bank executives in analyst earnings calls over the past couple of weeks were clearly signaling they believe they are on the other side of writedowns and are ready to return to CRE lending.

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Reposted by: Crosbie Real Estate Group

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