Mounting Commercial Real Estate Losses Threaten Banks, Recovery

Washington Post, Nov. 11, 2020–David J. Lynch
If U.S. banks absorb big losses on their $2 trillion in commercial real estate loans, the entire economy will suffer. Just the fear of looming bankruptcies and defaults has prompted banks in recent months to restrict new lending, at a time when the virus-ravaged economy needs all the help it can get.