On This PageNo. 281, December 2010

Why Aren’t Banks Lending More? The Role of Commercial Real Estate
Last Updated: 11/08/10

Since August 2007, the U.S. and global financial markets have endured the worst crisis since the Great Depression, accompanied by a deep economic recession. At the height of the crisis, whole segments of financial markets froze and market participants hesitated to engage in transactions with even the most creditworthy counterparties.