Banks' Commercial Real Estate Loan Default Rates Continue to Decline | by Carisa Chappell

NAREIT writes: The bank default rate among commercial real estate loans in the first quarter of 2012 fell to its lowest level in nearly three years, according to an analysis released May 30 ... “The overall decline in the default rate reflects a relatively larger improvement in legacy apartment loan performance,” said Sam Chandan, president and chief economist with Chandan Economics.

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