Commercial Real Estate Could be Poised for Continued Lending Growth in 2022

"There are going to be the haves and the have nots and weaker office buildings are going to die at a faster rate."

fter commercial real estate lending volume rebounded from a challenging 2020, the number of deals is poised to soar further this year in a higher interest-rate climate, according to industry experts with whom Commercial Observer spoke as 2021 drew to a close.

Total CRE debt from commercial banks grew by $116 billion as of Dec. 1, 2021, compared with 2020, when the market was largely stalled during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to numbers from data analytics firm Cred iQ. Private label securitization also spiked in 2021, to $159 billion, from $63 billion in 2020, with Cred iQ estimating a slight increase to $161 billion for 2022...

RSK: Commercial real estate is still a good investment. Inflation hedge or not, the returns are over and above most other semi-safe investments.

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