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Bank Lending and Default Report Q1 2014 bank lending and default data tables are available for download.
Changing Patterns of Office and Retail Space Use Watch Sam Chandan's interview at the Federal Reserve Banking Outlook Conference.
Chandan's landmark study Secondary Market Investment and Lending Dynamics available now from NAIOP.

November 27 | Commercial Observer

Life Company Lenders Encountering Renewed Competition

Chandan — The initial recovery in commercial real estate investment activity has been rewarding for life company lenders. Absent robust competition to originate mortgages to institutional borrowers, life companies have expanded their share of the secured debt market while working to hold the line on underwriting standards. It has not been a volume game.

November 18 | Philadelphia Magazine

For the First Time in 20 Years, We Have a Growth Story to Tell | by Sandy Smith

October 24 | REIT.com

CMBS Issuance on the Upturn as Loans Approach Maturity | by Sarah Borchersen-Keto

With a significant number of commercial real estate loans coming due in the next three years, industry analysts are predicting dramatic growth in the issuance of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).

Read the story at the REIT.com website.

October 16 | CNBC

How the DC Mess Could Curb Commercial Real Estate | by Diana Olick

CNBC — In major cities across America, commercial real estate is seeing a rebirth. After crashing hard during the recent recession, sales and development are soaring again, and financing is finally following through.

Read the story at Diana Olick's Realty Check blog on the CNBC website.

October 15 | Nightly Business Report

Heading Towards Default, an Update on the Commercial Real Estate Outlook | by Diana Olick

Nightly Business Report / Produced by CNBC — Commercial real estate investment markets have largely recovered from the financial crisis and recession. The sector's momentum is threatened anew by the impending default of the US Treasury. Weaker real economic activity and substantially higher borrowing costs could send property markets into a tailspin.

October 14 | Marketplace

Here's Exactly What Will Happen If We Default On Thursday | by Sabri Ben-Achour