March 5 | REIT.com

Commercial Property Lending Up for First Time in Two Years | by Carisa Chappell

NAREIT writes: Banks in the United States have increased their lending to commercial real estate projects, according to an analysis of lending and default statistics from the fourth quarter of 2011. It marked the first time that bank lending has spiked upward since the first quarter of 2010, according to Sam Chandan, president and chief economist at Chandan Economics, which performed the analysis.

Read NAREIT's full coverage of the Q4 2011 Bank Default and Lending Report at reit.com.