August 31 | NAREIT

Banks' Real Estate Loan Defaults Continue to Slow | by Carisa Chappell

The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts writes:

During the second quarter of 2012, the bank default rates on commercial real estate loans witnessed its largest drop in three years, according to an analysis released August 29. A Chandan Economics analysis of loan data found that the default rate fell to 3.1 percent in the second quarter, representing a decline of 34 basis points from the first quarter of the year. The default rate was 4 percent in the second quarter of 2011.

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