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Commercial Real Estate Crisis: Was It Created By The Bailout?

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In a pattern familiar from the housing crisis, the value of commercial real estate has been plunging while the volume of distressed commercial real-estate loans is rapidly rising. The problems in commercial real estate could slam financial institutions, especially smaller regional and community banks, with billions of dollars in new losses. That, in turn, could snuff out whatever chances we have of a sustained economic recovery.

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