Anthony Downs

Anthony
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Commercial Banks Shift Treatment of Real Estate Borrowers as They Seek Higher Profits
U.S. commercial banks are changing some aspects of the way they treat borrowers, especially real estate borrowers. These changes are aimed at improving banks’ ability to make profits on loans, or to obtain capital in other ways.
Impact of Banks' Behavioral Shift
U.S. commercial banks are changing some aspects of the way they treat borrowers, especially real estate borrowers. These changes are aimed at improving
Where Will Future Development Occur?
A confluence of factors will result in most growth taking place on the fringes of major metros.
Transportation Needs Will Affect Location of New Development
The location of new commercial real estate will be determined by how fast the economy recovers, how additional commercial development fits future residential strategies, and how decisions about growth are made. The U.S. economy will recover slowly.
Where Will Future Development Occur?
The location of new commercial real estate will be determined by how fast the economy recovers, how additional commercial development fits future residential
The Art of Financial Reform
Most economists believe excessive deregulation of the financial sector was a major cause of the Great Recession. So it seems obvious that financial regulations
The Art of Financial Reform
Most economists believe excessive deregulation of the financial sector was a major cause of the Great Recession.
America's Other Maturities Dilemma
This column is about relationships between commercial real estate and money. Under current recession conditions, the outlook for commercial properties will be greatly influenced by the amount of federal funds used to stimulate business and consumer spending and bolster jobs.
America's Other Maturities Dilemma
This column is about relationships between commercial real estate and money. Under current recession conditions, the outlook for commercial properties
Why Most Bankers Aren't Lending
The U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve have dramatically tried to stimulate bankers to start lending on U.S. commercial real estate. Yet most bankers
New Rules for the Financial Industry
Five sectors in need of behavioral change
How Can the Feds Restart Lending?
The federal government is getting criticized because it has not been able to get the frozen U.S. banking system to start lending money again.
A Consumption Spending Dilemma
The U.S. economy is facing critical long-run challenges that will influence the duration of the credit crunch. For at least a decade, Americans have been
Note to Mr. Obama
As president-elect Barack Obama contemplates coping with our financial crisis, he should realize that no matter what he does America's financial markets
Securitization Hibernation
The credit crunch of 2007-2008 is going to last for quite a while longer. It also will have a major impact on real estate even after credit becomes widely
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